Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I just began studying beers, I read - at first with a certain scepticism - about an 18th century British tradition of adding oysters or ground oyster shells to stout, but I never thought I’d ever taste an oyster stout till this crossed my path, at a meeting with the brewer right after they had moved to Belgium. Yellow beige, thin and opening head, very dark burgundy colour, near black and only allowing light to shine through at the edges, slightly hazy. Aroma of toasted bread, old sherry, dried plums, candied dates, pipe tobacco, candi sugar, coffee powder and perhaps a very faint salty touch, but so faint I cannot rule out the possibility of autosuggestion. Dry palate with dark fruits, caramelly and nutty malts in the middle, quickly overwhelmed by a strong, coffee-like roasted bitterness, soft and mouth-filling, as well as a somewhat sticky candi sweetness. I could not really find any echoes of the sea... Not sure if I should consider that a disappointment, though.
adamnowek (136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oyster filtration? Okay, that’s new. You can catch the faintest hints of it with a slightly salty or even seaweed-like taste at certain moments. Other than that, a pretty standard stout.
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick and strong with some coffee, roasted malt and slight sourness towards to the end. Not outstanding but a solid Stout with full body.
McTapps (4300) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low airy head and medium body. Aroma of roasted coffee and dark malt. Taste of roasted malt, barley, plums, wine, cake, coffee and dark chocolate. Easy drinkable. Solid and good beer, yet nothing that special.
eelco (52) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black beer, thin creme head. Aroma: liquorice, bit salty. Taste again liquorice, some sour red fruits, short bitter finish. Pleasant enough :)
zatlap (14) - , NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
good balance. black malts in moderate amounts. indeed got some taste of the sea
ruigo (1152) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Really dark brown colour with off-white head. Chocolate, raisins, caramel and liquorice in the aroma. Average carbonation and full to medium body. Taste is more sweet than bitter with some salt seaweed notes. Overall, a surprising good brew.
SimplySike (922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma coffee, chocolate, dark sweets fruits, caramel, vanilla, alcohol.
Taste caramel vanilla fruity sweets, some salt, little bitter.
Mouthfeel bit thin.
Sod9 (8) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black colour with white, short lasting head. Aroma of dark malt and honey ( oxidation???). Taste is unbalanced, chocolate and honeyish flavor. No oyster presence whatsoever.
Japalo (1218) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. Small head. Dark brown. Caramel toast dark fruity notes. Licorice dark malty taste. Long dry pleasant complex mouthfeel. The oyster filtration gives it a fresh seabreeze feeling. I think !!