obguthr (4233) - 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.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Drake (9603) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Cybercat (3681) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
SSSteve (3879) - - MAR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.