JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jefcon (1505) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a big frothy head. Roasty, and the oyster element does come out. This is really good.
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Nickls (1978) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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)
mansquito (4114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
obguthr (4597) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.