after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330, pulltop...bottle. Yeah, pulltop bottle. Never seen such a thing before. What will they think of next? Pours black with a dense, creamy, pillowy dark tan head. Nice roasty, salty nose, a little chocolatey, but much more to the brine. Creamy medium body. Soft carb, a little chalky dryness in spots. Nice roast, chocolate, and salty brine combination on the mid-palate. Good intensity and balance of flavor. Mild briny finish. Very sessionable and satisfying little stout.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Dry roasty, lightly smoky nose has a touch of British hops. Starts with light effervescence and a fairly thin body with dry roasty dark malty flavor before an earthy bitter finish with a hint of dark chocolate. Pretty true to the oyster stout style, but I prefer a little more body and sweetness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: April 10, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted malt aroma, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of roasted balanced by a light caramel and milky sweetness, touch of dark chocolate bitterness, lightbitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour. Slightly briny, roasted grain aroma. Taste is dark roasted grain, dry pretty standard.
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. An interesting stout. Pours dark black with a strong, tan head. Good nose of roasted malts, light chocolate. Flavor is standard stout up until the finish, at which point there is a detectable uniqueness - the oyster, presumably. A slightly salty, briney quality. It doesn’t necessarily make the beer any better, but it does set it apart from the pack. Medium bodied and pretty smooth.
jeremytoni (3000) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured black with a good amount of head. Nice smooth sweet toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Redlight Redlight, Orlando. Pours a little thin, dark with a nice roasted aroma. Flavor is full of roast. Pretty easy drinking. More of an Irish Stout type brew. Not really any brine. Not bad at all.
obguthr (3913) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Charcoal, bark, and dark roasted barley malt aroma. Clear mahogany, thick tan head, good lace. Roasted malt flavor with a conspicuous grassy hop accent. Fine balance, not very complex. A bit tinny and chemical. Ok, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.