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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Port City Revival Stout is a limited edition beer that we made with oysters from War Horse Oyster Company. Crafted by Head Brewer Jonathan Reeves, this beer is brewed in the British and Irish tradition of oyster stouts.

We steep War Shore’s Chesapeake Bay oyster shells in the brewing water to add mineral content and then add the oysters and their liquor to the brew during the boil. The oysters add a subtle whiff of a sea breeze, a slight briny character and a smooth textural element to the beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
Properly black with a cold fresh sweet coffee nose. Quite dry with a light impression of mocha sweetness. I did get that fresh briny breeze sensation atop all that roast. Near perfect for what it was.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Fairly dry on the nose, lots of cereal and lots of chocolate. The salt of the brine gives a nice complement to the chocolate malts, almost like a little salted caramel. The finished beer is complex and appeals to the palate. Very smooth, very lush, plenty of heft, nice alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a big frothy head. Roasty, and the oyster element does come out. This is really good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2012
This was one of the finer stouts i have had in a while. Color was dark and aroma was sweet and a tad salty. Taste was very smooth and creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2012
On tap at Port City. Served in a taster glass. Probably the best oyster stout I’ve had. Dry and toasty with a mild "sea" character. Touch of milk chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Taster at Port City. Black pour with a tan head. Light roast nose with light salt. Med body with big roasted malts, light salt, chocolate and coffee. Sweet finish which finishes dry and lightly salty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1822) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Tap. Light khaki head on a deep dark brown body. Medium to dark chocolate aromas with slight bitterness and mineral. Flavor follows suit and wish more of the purported brine flavors came in. Still easy drinking. Medium soft body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
On draft in Edgewater. I’m betting that the lack of a discernible aroma killed my rating, because I do enjoy the brew, though I found it a bit thin & fizzy for what I consider an oyster stout to be in my (fuzzy) brain. (6.21.12)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3336) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap ($6): Pours a black with a beige head. Aroma is pretzels, minerals, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is pretty much chocolate-covered pretzels dipped in brine. Very good body and very good balance. I really dug this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3750) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draft at BrewJam Gloucester VA: Roasted barley malt with a soapy rose petal accents and subtle coffee and charred oak notes, slightly briney. Blacky, thin brown head. Charred oak, astringent. Mainly dry. Slight briney finish, but appropriate for the style. Straightforward and tastefully done.


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