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Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with fresh oyster. A smooth drinking aromatic stout with a discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect. Not suitable for vegetarians. This gently flavored stout has a roast malt character, full body and an aromatic character from the Goldings hops. Fresh oysters added during the brewing process, lend a discernible yet unidentifiable note.
2002-2009 - 4.8% abv
2010 - 5.2% abv


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
11.2 oz bottle. Slightly briny nose, roasted malts with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Pours very dark brown with reddish hues when held to a light. Roasted malts, with briny hints, anise notes with bitter chocolate, sharp and dry. Not bad. I want more oyster brininess!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 12, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured like a 3 layer chocolate milkshake from dark bottom chocolate to lighter chocolate foamy top. Nose is roasted malts and sea salt. Or it’s just off. Rich and creamy mouthful. Nice roasted malt followed by some salty notes with an odd bitter finish. Weird but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2010
Draught at 28 Erbe, Genova. This was tapped for St. Patty’s Day. Appears rubyish brown with thick creamy tanned head. Plenty of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Quite fruity as well. Flavour is also chocolate, coffee, fruit and a light hint of smoke. Tastes good. Smooth and bitter on the palate. Nice chocolately finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 10, 2010
(330 ml bottle from Downeast Beverage) Pours very dark brown, nearly opaque with at least three fingers of rocky tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee roast with just a bit of an organic, mud-flat, briny quality. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, fairly thick but a touch prickly. Perhaps lightly oily but also dryish. Flavor of chocolate and coffee, fairly standard stout flavor but there is a bit of briny oyster that creeps in around the finish. Bitter. Just sort of a slight, odd, slightly vegetal/organic/slightly sulfuric marine quality about the whole thing that is a bit detracting but other than that pretty good. Would like to try this fresh on draft in Dublin with some Galway oysters.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, light malt acidic, light chocolate and coffee. Notes of Liquorish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black body with a fluffy rocky tan head with great retention. Roast y body, hint of clam oyster shell and salt. Mmm aroma is a bit unique. Sea salt, a light clammy body with a herbal earth y hop tone, and some light caramel malts. An odd ball, but still nice, wish i was eating sushi with this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a voluminous brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, light roastiness and a briny note. The taste is chocolate, floral and fruit hop notes, light smoke and roastiness and a mineral quality from the oysters. Medium bodied and quite smooth. Good stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Aroma is rich and smoky with a firm undertone of molasses. It pours a dark, nearly opaque mahogany with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, beige head. Flavor is like roast coffee with a smidgen of barleywine and a touch of molasses. Texture is fizzy and lively and just a little on the thin side for a stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3768) - - MAR 26, 2010
11.2oz bottle. claims 5.2% how excited am i to try my first oyster stout?? words cannot express. the beer pours a clear deep brown under a creamy light beige head. a pleasant but mild cocoa powdery aroma. nothing suggests oyster yet. the flavor is a tad bit salty and bitter. tonic water notes. not as robust as i was expecting which is ok. light body with medium carbonation. the only oyster stout i’ve had so i don’t have anything to compare it to. it is much different than the heavy bodied, sweet, roasty stouts though. overall, it was a different take on one of my favorite styles and even though my rating is pretty average, i wouldn’t mind drinking this again. fun to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Draught at the Wharf Aalborg, on St. Patricks Day. The colour appears black, but when you hold it up to the light, it is a dark/ruby red colour, with a tan head. Aroma is of roated malt, chocolate, toffee, caramel and some sweet malts. Flavour is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with notes of liquorice and some coal. It has a medium body, and has a creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Overall a good Irish stout!


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