blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [11.2oz]. Pours a deep clear ruby with a diminishing small frothy tan head. Mild aroma of cocoa, light roasted malt, nuts and salt. Hints of peat and coffee as well. First thing I notice in the flavour is the salty oysters (that could be due to me not liking oysters) followed by light roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. Light bitter finish. Body’s thin for the style, mouthfeel’s slightly watery. Decent but not really my thing.
poisoneddwarf (1952) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle into my all-purpose Sam Adams glass. Cool pop top ring on this thing. Anyway, aroma is licorice, bread, fresh roasted coffee, toasted marshmallows; spicy and complex. There really is an unidentifiable aroma present here, like the label says. I thought that was funny they put that on there. Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium long-lasting bone-white head. When it does recede, it leaves a constant scrim of foam and milky lacework. Taste is bittersweet and a little sour in the finish. Oysters are noticeable, but not overbearing (I’m not a big fan of oysters). Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.
Ernest (6728) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, milk chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of fennel bulb, seaweed.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Easy-going and quaffable with an interesting aroma.
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head.Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is bitter cocoa and burnt espresso, high carbonation, medium body. OK.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle; poured a dark brown color with a big, frothy, khaki colored head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, minerals, bread and a mellow sweetness. Mild flavor comined nicely with a soft palate to create an easy to drink beer. Caramel, roasted malt, minerals in the finish. Some light smokiness too. Solid
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(330ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium brown with a ring of off-white bubbles. Nose of nuts, roasted malt, and sweetness. Taste of salt water, roasted unsweet nuts, with a creamy finish and earthy duration. Didn’t care for the mineral qualities in this one.
GTAEgeek (1470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle at the Brick Store Pub. Pours black with a short dark tan head. The aroma is coffee, saltwater, and raw oysters. It tastes like a run-down waterfront. Overly bitter and unpleasant. Even if you like oysters, you probably won’t like this.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unique pull off top. Dark reddish black with a two finger oatmeal looking fluffy foam. A nose of coffee, anise, a bit of funk, and light smoky fish. A feel that offers a nice zing but is a bit thin. Flavor is also anise, cocoa, that smoky funky fish, and a light bitter aftertaste. Interesting and nice but not spectacular.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from papago consumed 7/13/10...
pours a deep dark reddish brown shade of black capped by a beige head.
it smells of chocolate, roast, caramel, grass, vanilla, smoky wood and a briny note akin to sea kelp.
the flavor is fo’ sho’ briny, kelpy, saline and a bit bitter iodine on the finish. in between are notes of all the characteristics from the aroma with a bit of chalkiness, milky oyster texture and phlegmy coating.
medium bodied, soft, smooth and slick yet crisp and terribly drinkable.8/4/8/4/16/4.0
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark translucent mahogany pour produced a 1-inch thick latte head. Aroma is weak, with a bit of coffee and malt. Flavor is more aggressive with some bitterness. Coffee, cocoa, and caramel...no real salty/briny quality captured by the oysters. Pleasant mouthfeel. Solid.