Brewed by Scheldebrouwerij
Style: Imperial Stout
Meer (Hoogstraten), Belgium
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Filtered over Zealand oyster shells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (228) - Tienen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
Dark brown with a small yellowy top. Roasted malts, candi sugar, some salt liquorice, latte, dried prunes. Medium to long finish, mostly sweet and creamy, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (609) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (5557) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
Thick and strong with some coffee, roasted malt and slight sourness towards to the end. Not outstanding but a solid Stout with full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (5574) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eelco (88) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Pitch black beer, thin creme head. Aroma: liquorice, bit salty. Taste again liquorice, some sour red fruits, short bitter finish. Pleasant enough :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zatlap (7) - , NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
good balance. black malts in moderate amounts. indeed got some taste of the sea

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1518) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1119) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
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.
Great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sod9 (8) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
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.

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