garthicus (2483) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad stout, a bit unusual at first but then you get used to it, it has a unique aroma and taste, possibly because of the Oysters. I donít think Iíd drink too many in the one sitting but certainly I like it before a meal.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear dark brown body with red accents, with a creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, milk chocolate. Creamy, light-medium body.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 Draught at the brewpub in the Temple Bar District of Dublin. Stop by if you pop in to Dublin. Very good porter. Dark black with tenacious head. Slightly sweet with a roasty nose. Smooth finish. Much better than Guinness in my estimation.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Porterhouse in Maiden Lane. I really like this stout. It starts off with all the usual malty notes on the nose, but the body and palate are terrific. I donít know if it is a psychological thing, but this stout seems stiffer in the body due to the additon of the oysters. Very unusual, but completely wonderful beer
KUEric (867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 Highly unusaul. I had it at the pub in Dublins Temple BAr district. I loved the bar...and the beers. Got a buzz off of sampling all of their many brewed beers. The bartender was great.
This particualr beer was complex, intersting, and unique to say the least. The smell was that of a normal stout (not really of oyster)...but in the taste you could taste the hints of oyster...it was pretty cool. I am a sucker for when random things are infused with beer, its just one of the aspects that makes beer fun. The head was weak for a stout, but still firm and long lasting. The color was black/brown like all stouts (maybe Iím too much of an amateur but a stout is a stout in terms of appearance for the most part).
I reward uniquness and this was just that.
Ungstrup (27819) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draft at Porterhouse, London] A pitch black beer with a firm creamy lasting chocolate brown head. The aroma is very lightly malty. The flavor starts of roasted, but thin for a stout, then comes flavors of caramel, before a slight salty (yes, salty - a first for me) end sets in.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Draught at Porterhouse, London: Medium frothy, off-white head. Dark red color, nearly black. Vacuum Cleaner Air Nose - Malt taste, Thick texture, somehow weird. Quite salty - lasts long.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much aroma at all, just a bit of malt. Masked by nitro :(. Black with long lasting tan head. Sweet, slightly doughy though bland. Bit chalky almost too. Thin body. Alright i guess but nothing "good"
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Porterhouse in London. Uncarbonated and opaque with a reddish brown hue. Aroma was malty and sweaty socks. Flavor was malty and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied stout with excellent lacing.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unusual style not suited for vegetarians. Iíve only had the DFH to compare this too and this one wasnít as good. Dark black and a creamy nitro-tap head. I wanted this to be opaque but some light was able to shine through. Salty tastes in the middle, then a perfumy finish. Thinish base. I appreciate the eccentricity of this, but Iím not convince the brewer has total control here.