Port City Revival Stout
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2012
Draft at the source. Very dark brown, tan head, delicate lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, salt. Taste is bitter coffee, bitter dark chicolatr, dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1656) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2015
On draught at Alphabet City Beer Co. The beer is a brown-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Light-bodied with a slightly briny character and notes of bittersweet chocolate, malt and coffee. The finish is roasty malt and salted chocolate. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate and mineral notes. The taste is roasted malts, chalk, strong mineral notes and a bitter finish. Dry and chewy. Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (5466) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1802) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at Blacks in Bethesda. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee and molasses aroma. Flavor is roasted malt start with brown sugar, molasses and chocolate. A little bit of saltiness. Finish is coffee bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tap at Port City. Deep ruby pour with a rocky, thicker tan head. Nose is heavy roast and Marmite. Taste is bitter chocolate, bitter cocoa, powdery chocolate. Not bad. No saltwater or oyster but still good. Nice, bitter chocolate palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.

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