crazyvin (1994) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown, slightly opaque body with a tan head that had some nice retention and nice lace. Aroma had some nice roasted malts, some sweetness to it almost like a milk stout. There a nice mineral quality which I guess was the oysters. Flavor seemed to have a little more sweetness then I expected. There was still nice roasted malts and some coffee like flavors, but it was mostly sweet. I did not taste the mineral quality that I got in the aroma. Finish was slightly dry. Carbonation seemed slightly high.
melush (982) - SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, ligeramente a chocolate, muy ligera.
mithe (941) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 0,33l @ Picollo (Opava))
Aroma: Sweet, malty, light roasty, some unusual (salty/oysters).
Appearance: Dark brown-black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light roasted, light salty/oysters.
Palate: Medium-full body. Long, dry, bitter, light salty finish.
Cunningham (4936) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Opaque black color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Some coffee, roasted malt and mild chocolate in the aroma. Ok body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Rich grassy, herbal, roasted, coffee and some licorice in the flavor.
[Bottle from a trade with Sigmund]
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - deep ruby red with a large frothy light brown head which lasts a good while. Some light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and an acidic note. Taste is chocolatey, light roasted malt with hints of salt, caramel and honey. Medium body, medium carbonation.
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub, Dublin. Dark brown with reddish tints, nitro head. Vague aroma of light roasted malts. Flavour is lightly roasted malt, some chocolate, a salty character. Creamy mouthfeel though light-bodied.
evergreen0199 (2144) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Roasty, malty, milk chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, milk chocolate, caramel and slightly sweet. Quite moreish.
BenOver (113) - SLOVENIA - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Prul?ek bar, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Pours dark with a 2 cm jead, smell is coffee, light yeast and grainy. Taste is mild, slightly hoppy. Little off flavour, but itís ok. A nice stout.
AdamT (189) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Fraunces Tavern in NYC. Black hue, zero visibility with 1 finger thick frothy light khaki head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Light bitter chocolate malt up front with a light malt and salty finish. This was a super thick stout which was awesome in my opinion. Creamy mouthfeel. The second one was evern better.
martinrumsam (545) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Porterhouse Covent Garden. Deep brown pour with thick tan head.
Some roastiness in aroma plus the unidentifiable note which must be the oysters Bitter roasted taste and a hint of saltiness. Thin palate. Not my favourite
Kauge (362) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Stockmann in Tallinn (Ä 3,90) in Oct 2014. Pours a dark brown with a mahogany glare, and a tan creamy head - big, uneven and leaves some lacing. Nose is black bread sourness with roasty malts and unsweetened chocolate, but as itís warmed some good deal of grassy herbal hops with moderate bitterness jump forward. Taste begins with very moderate roastiness, then turning more sweet of cocoa or chocolate, maybe even some berries, and finishes roasty and quite herbal bitter of the Golding hops. Somewhere in the middle I also get a faint saltiness - or maybe thatís just wishful thinking. Body medium, carbonation as well, palate somewhat sticky.
Had this on various occasions from bottle and once on tap at their London pub, but I just canít seem to get excited by it.