biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting notes from August 2013 Asheville trip. this from Thirsty Monk. Nice stout, pours black, mix of roasty flavors with some sweet malts. Hint of salty. Moderate bitter finish. Quite good.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at fed and multiple pints at surf club courtesy of the one and only, Glenn Powlas. Thanks bud and nice work on this. One of DRís better offerings (no malt sourness at all!), nice salinity and light ocean water, fairly roasty with a
Medium to full palate yet relatively easy to drink. Iíve enjoyed most of the oyster stouts Iíve had so far.
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. I have been looking for this one for a while now. Pours black with a light khaki colored head. Smells and tastes similar to the Milk Stout but slightly more robust. I donít detect anything from it that would make it an "oyster stout". My co-worker who was with me had one and agreed. My only point of reference on oyster stouts was Flying Dogís, and this tastes nothing like that. I was a bit disappointed by it, but it wasnít bad. Average body and carbonation. I would try it again but I wonít seek it out.
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Tylrts Apex. Good aroma. Sweet. Malty. Chocolate. Coffee. Sweet salty streak. Reddish brown color. Ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel. Sweet roasty finish. Good offering. Flavor best part. Imo.
emacgee (4176) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark black pour with a chestnut brown head. Rich and roasty nose with burnt sugar and clean coffee notes. Very nice flavor. Nice and clean roast character such some bitter chocolate. Touch of brine. Medium body and dry finish.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk. Pours a brown black with a beige head. Roasted malt aromas. Some salt and mineral smell. Tasty oyster salt roast chocolate. Dry bitterness with a touch of bakers chocolate. Dry balanced tasty stuff.
NachlamSie (2834) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
8 oz at the Thirsty Monk. Pours near black with ruby hints. Salty aroma with that wild Duck Rabbit yeast thing going on. Notes of bittersweet cacao are here with dark fruits. The flavor hints at the ocean with a sturdy maltiness. Notes of plum, dark chocolate and roast are here as well. Pretty good.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Samís Quik Shop. Pretty thin but fairly typical for the style. Light tan very modest head. I got a ton of chocolate malts, some minerality,earthy notes, and not as much saltiness as Jason noted. Or maybe I just wanted a touch more. Still, madly drinkable, and seemed lower than the advertised 6.5%.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Samís, Durham. Nice pour, dark cola brown with moderate carbonation. Nose is inviting, with soft chocolate malts, a touch of roasts, and some suggestive saltiness. Mouthfeel is lightly prickly, but mostly good and smooth as per style, slight dry grit in the finish. Very well realized stout with just a touch of saltiness on the back end, more understated than some other oyster stouts Iíve had but really solid.