Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks.
It pours a very dark brown color with a large, frothy, tan head. The nose is roasty with notes of coffee, minerals, and a touch of chocolate. The flavor favors the roasted and mineral side with a slight brininess to it. A bit of coffee and dark chocolate are present as well. Medium bodied with medium carbonation lead to an average, slightly roasty finish. An interesting take on the style and while you can’t necessarily taste the oysters (a good thing), they do contribute to the overall quality of the beer by bringing a slight taste of the sea. Worth trying for sure.
TheBeerGod (5919) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pull-tab cap. Back label states 5.2% alc./vol. Black pour with a thick, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter coffee and hops, strong roasted malt and dark chocolate. Can’t necessarily detect oyster in this. Body is medium-full with a thick, creamy carbonation. Ends with more bitter coffee and hops, bittersweet chocolate and dark, roasted malt. Pleasing and very drinkable.
after4ever (7411) - 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 (7133) - 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 (10884) - 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 (3002) - 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 (17798) - 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 (3029) - 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 (1248) - 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 (5419) - 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.