Atom (1587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, and slightly nutty. Taste has a sweet and saltiness that is at first a little puckering, chocolate, salty caramel, sweet plum, and roasted malts. Yum!
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark black with a a thick forming, khaki/off-white head. Some roast and a hint of saltiness. Nice body, flavorful. Toasted grains and a hint of hazelnuts. Dark cocoa, coffee, and a smooth, clean finish. Like most oyster stouts that I have had, the oyster isn’t overpowering.
shrubber85 (8319) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DLD12. Coffee, chocolate, and light seaweed/ocean aroma. Black color with minimal head. Sweet chocolate malt flavor with a light herbal hops finish. Smooth as silk.
arkurzynski (1653) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bauermj. Deep brown-black pour with huge, rocky tan head. Nose of cocoa, roasted malt, sweet soy sauce, and black olive. Flavor is a dry, acidic roast that is a little gamey on the tailend. Residual acidic roast. Somewhat slick mouthfeel. Pretty sub-par, in my opinion. Oyster components are detracting rather than adding complexity.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Maria’s. Pours a deep black with a tannish creamy head. Lightly sweet with a hit of roast. Grassy hops, floral with a hint of cocoa as well. On tasting, there is a noted sweetness with a drying roast quality. Lots of floral hops lend a grassy note. Creamy mouthfeel with a solid malty quality. Pretty solid, if non-descript, stout. Not too shabby.
MadIndian (2512) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2012 Auction winner. Drank with Stegosaurus. I admit, Iwas worried about a beer made with oyster sauce, but this beer was solid. A nice blend of chocolate, roast, earth and nut. A bitter dry roasted flavor. Nice work Floyd’s.
SrSilliGose (3280) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap on DLD. coffee, milk chocolate, nuts. touch of plum. grainy, chewy body. good attenuation. tasty.
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at DLD ’12. Pours a deep, dark, mostly opaque brown color with a small, lasting beige head. Very smooth and roasty throughout- dry grains, nuts, toast, dark chocolate, and a little bit of saltiness. Light-medium bodied, smooth, roasty, and dry. Moderate carbonation. Well done oyster stout.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap friday night at the brewpub pre-DLD ’12.
I’ve never had an oyster stout before trying this one. It looked great, with a dark brown body and a thick tan head that lasted forever. The aroma was dry with a subtle nutty roastiness . The flavor contained heavily roasted malts, chocolate, and a dry nutty mineral quality as well. There wasn’t as much oyster/brine in there as I expected, which is I suppose is a good thing. A smooth, balanced, well done stout.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DLD ’12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth dark chocolates with a nice sweetness and a good amount of roasts. Some earth, nuts, and a touch of salted caramel. Flavor is similar. Lots of roasts with a light coffee, smooth and rich chocolates, and earth. Another hint of salted caramel and some nuts as this finishes dry, earthy, roasty, and moderately bitter with a light chocolate sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really flavorful, solid stout. Lots of roasts, chocolate, and earth all balanced nicely while remaining very easy drinking. Good one.