Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle cocoa. Taste is earthy cocoa.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Bottle shared by Joel. Pours black with tan head. Nose is brine, cocoa, steamed chocolate and steamed mussels. Taste is similar, less mussels. Very delicate on the palate. Slightly Lighter than Medium body.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is both roasty and rooty – charred oak and sassafras. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is roasty and lightly acidic with a hint of cinnamon. Finishes singed and tangy with lingering spice-rack spiciness. I picked up no mollusks in this beer. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Tired Hands. Amazing pour. Perfect deep black
pour with reddish, thicker mocha near nitro foam with mega retention and
complete sheety lace. Nose is sharper coffee porter. Opens up as it
warms and gains beautiful savory complexities- woods, campfire,
wildflowers, some black cherry chocolate souffle. Taste is very
bitter, small alcohol sweetness, bitter tar and charcoal pencil, black
crayon waxiness. Ends with sharper acid and massive tree bark, earthy, rindy bitterness. Interesting. Could pass for porter since it’s not overly thick or dense. Very bitter thick dark chocolate is forefront. Agree with the style switch from Imperial Stout to normal Stout.
egajdzis (5858) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown / black with a medium sized tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, come chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits and a bit of alcohol. Taste of roast, cocoa, coffee, minerals, light salt, and a dry finis.
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
samplat at the HF bottle share, thanks for whoever brought it!! This is a great oyster stout, i like the idea, these guys have a unique subtle brewing style that works very well with many different styles.
jkwood04 (5161) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours very dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light chocolate, earthy tones, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A decent stout.
PhillyCraft (5070) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Split with Sean. Pours sinful black, with massive and beautiful tiny bubble coffee colored head. Aromas and flavor of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grains, tobacco, earthy yeast, cherries and other dark fruit, light vanilla and some nice hoppy notes. Medium body.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Moll. Served side by side in Tired Hands and Stillwater wine glasses. The latter finally in my possession courtesy of drabmuh. Thanks, Matt!!
Slight mineral character with roast and mild chocolate. Mineral fairly heavy in flavor with a bit of earth. Very mild leather.
AdamChandler (4187) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jean! Glad I get to try this one. Enjoyed at Cellar Temp in a stemmed wine glass
A - Murky, almost black appearance. Impossible to see through but some light brown / amber edges. 4 finger head on a slow pour..looks like this one is bottle conditioned.
S - Big roasted barley character, a slight bit of chocolate and an even slighter level of smokiness. Has a slight brett nose which wasn’t expected but always nice.
T - Start is a roasted malts and slight cookie dough taste. Hint of cherries and coffee at the center. Finish is a smoky bitterness with burnt oak
M - Very soft up front but has a chalky finish. Nice overall level of carbonation.
O - Quite possibly the closest beer I’ve ever had to Everett with only one downside and that’s the smokiness at the finish sticks around for a very long time. Without that, it would be a great porter but I wouldn’t call this one a stout.