woodychevy (693) - - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stacie and I polished off a 10oz pour of this in no time at Bohehian Bull after some thirst inducing Christmas shopping. Pours black with good lacing. Nose is stout -like- malt and hops and chocolate, but no oysters- yet. The oyster notes are subtle, as they should be. Sort of a brackish balance to the beer and refreshing dry notes on the palate. Pretty full bodied for these guys- kings of the summer porter. Another good brew- have not been disappointed yet.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewery, 18/02/15.
Black with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is chocolate, roast malt, light soap trace, salty notes.
Taste comprises bitter roast, salted notes, toffee, cocoa powder, dark malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Brneyes (1) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks dark. Stronger but smooth. Acquired taste but for the inquisitive drinker would be a nice change
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LilBeerDoctor (3567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craftsmen. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, slight brine/salt, chocolate malt. A little muddied, but smells good. Flavor of roasted malt, lots of brine/oyster, bitter chocolate. Dry, somewhat bland (maybe because it is dominated by the briny notes). Interesting oyster stout, really seems more oyster-y than others.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Holy City. Black pour, dark brown foam, thick lace. Looks rich. Aroma of licorice, salt, roasted grains, burnt character. Flavor is roasted, charred, & burnt. Distant sweetness with sea air notes. A rich beach stout. (4017)
fluffy (2023) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
like their porter, Holy City has done it again with this great stout. it is dry, and is brewed with actual oyster shells. color is dark brown almost black, with a thicker head that dissipates quickly. flavor is dark roasted grains, warm breadiness and a bit of high cacao chocolate. finish is dry enough that you want to keep drinking. i honestly wasnt expecting much for a small brewery in charleston, but this one is head and shoulders above the others i tried from the area. one of the best stouts ive had too.