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Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: Stout
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Dark - Rich - Smooth"
Pasteurised bottle containing: Water, malt, hops and co2.
Sometimes available in the cask.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1955) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Very nice stout, well balanced. Aromas of coffee, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste starts sweet, and has light bitterness throughout. Palate is silky, and medium bodied. Black, with a thin head.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Poured a pitch black with a salty and dry aroma. Kinda reminds me of the ocean but thatís probably in part because of the oyster thing. The mouthfeel was smooth and roasty but not overly dry; there were notes of chocolate and cookies kicking around. Very drinkable for a stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tzontzozzy (18) - ROMANIA - FEB 18, 2012
Very subtle taste that works its way long after you took a sip. Hints of fruits and coffe, with a medium bitterness, a hazy, black, slick feel, soft carbonation and a long finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
vanilla, cooked vegetables, leather, spruce, herbs, chocolate, coffee, nuts, brown, sparkling, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Not much to note on the nose, mild. Jet black colour with small head. Bitter coffee up front with a smooth very creamy chocolate nougat finish. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chris081283 (7) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2004 does not count
Really good, one of the best stouts around. Best Stout you can get in the midlands

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heavyhitter (18) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Burnt chocolate, malty aroma. Beautiful pour - blackish-brown with a ruby tinge of color coming through the bottom of the glass. Taste is same burnt chocolate with malt. The texture is very syrupy with little to no carbonation coming through, and itís a bit strange on the palate because of the thickness. I may re-rate this after I try it again. Overall a very pleasant drinking experience.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (175) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Good rich dark stout. Nothing fancy. Smooth. Not sure why oyster in name. @independent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
einherjar (58) - CROATIA - SEP 12, 2014
Black with brown head. Aroma is toasted malt and caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate with some finishing bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Deep and rich smelling, though it doesnít actually smell like oysters like I thought it might. I know, I know, that sounds silly, but you never know. Heavy malts and just a hind of alcohol, though at 4.5% that seems off a bit. Great head on pour, well laced galss of malt oil. Perfect, Iíll probly remember I had a stout tomorrow sometime... Taste is very smooth, starts slowly and builds to a head just as the bubbles are nicely warming the tounge. end and aftertaste are dull after the initial flavour. Definately some burntness in the smell after a few more sips. Its a bit watery for a stout but I can see how that would lend it to matching shellfish. Too bad I donít have any :(


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