mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep brown with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, salt, chocolate, and more roastiness. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, faint salt, not much else.
bluejacket74 (1461) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, says 5.2% ABV. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours dark brown with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and an aroma that I can’t identify. I assume that’s from the oysters, but I could be wrong about that. This brew tastes good, I can taste roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a minerally and slightly salty taste that I’m pretty sure comes from the oysters. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, but it does seems a bit thin for a stout. Good carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth, a little bit slick and goes down easy. In my opinion this brew wasn’t quite as good as Harpoon’s Island Creek Oyster Stout, but it’s still a good brew and definitely worth a try. I’d buy this again in the future.
emacgee (4238) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark copper brown with an offensively light beige creamy head. Nose is sweet, earthy, grainy, some day old coffee, chocolate. Tastes like Warsteiner Cola...Flavor leaves much to be desired, crisp, sweet, strange, bitter and astringent. No idea whats going on here but I dont likes it.
stouby (3866) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Charlies Pub.
Black with a creamy beige head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted), medium hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, smooth and creamy. Medium body. So nice.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Blazer06-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/peat/roasty. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/peat/roasty, some mineral.
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, 23 May 2010) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, cocoa and dark fruit. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dark rye bread and a generous coffee bitterness in a well balanced finish. Medium body, dry. A good example of a well made, solid and tasty dry stout.
nick76 (4297) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is right on par for the style with toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a slight saltiness. The appearance is dark brown with an average head. The taste is like the aroma without any oysters detectable save a bit of saltiness. The palate is smooth but not very thick. Overall a good drink that I could keep drinking all day but seems lackluster somehow.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little sharp wet ginger aroma and some brine, dark clear coffee and a slippery moussey tan head. goodness more ginger up front, odd. dusty chalky midpalate, cocoa finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, with a crazy grenade pin pop top cap. The pour yields a dark but slightly translucent chestnut to mahogany colored body. A head of khaki tinted froth is initially thick, but it quickly fades to a thin, bubbly, lasting film. Rocky, jagged flares of sheet lacing jut out from the surface, clinging hard to the glass. The nose is pretty simple, showing powdery dark cocoa, caramel sweetness, mild anise spiciness, and some staunch barley roast. A waft of peppery, earhen hops lends a sharpness and aromatic balance. Flavors are quite dry and roasty, based again in bittersweet dry cocoa and darkly toasted caramel. The yeast profile is quite dry and spicy, and there’s a hint of acidity coming from somewhere. I also picked up some cola and maybe a slight hint of smoke. On the tongue, a lively, fizzy carbonation disburses the dry roastiness. The body is on the lighter side for a stout, as there’s little residual sugar to coat the mouth. Overall, it’s a decent dry stout, but it’s really nothing special.
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Off-white micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Briny smoke and chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with roasted malt and chocolate from front to back. Dry espresso finish.