woodychevy (433) - - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - 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 (4262) - 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 (1782) - 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.