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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
Collaboration with Jason McAdam. A distinctly full-bodied and creamy stout with a touch of brine on the finish.

The "base" beer is a strong (medium strength by most standards, 16.6 plato) stout. We used chocolate wheat instead of the usual barley version along with a pinch of rolled rye.

In the end we decided to add roughly ten gallons of oyster "liquor" that Jason picked up fresh from the coast off a train. We didn’t want to brew an oyster stout without any oyster meat though so we also picked up eight dozen DeCourcy oysters from B.C. and cooked them during the kettle boil. After eating all the wort-soaked meat we cleaned and saved the shells to add later to the beer, post fermentation, like dryhopping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery. A: Purely black with a creme color head. Some lacing. N: Brine, milk chocolate, coffee, lactose, some vanilla, and earth. The oysters show up in the aforementioned brine, and the smell of the sea. There’s also a bit of meatiness here. T: Quite sweet, a bit salty, and not bitter. M: Medium, slick body, a bit of alcohol, soft carbonation. O: Tasty as always. Not nearly as weird as it sounds - the oystering really complements this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2016
Red brown some tan head. Aroma hickory, sweet wood chesnuts. Tastes smokey, sweet mesquite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4997) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is cocoa roast malts some light brine notes. Taste is more of the roast malts some sweetness and the nice brine mineral touch from the oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
On June 19, 2015. At The Alibi Room, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Black color, brown head. Malty, sweet, some cocoa taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Black color, brownish contact head. Roasted malt aroma. The mouthfeelin is rather dry but also very smooth; the roasted malt flavor is nice and not ashy, it comes with some sourness from the malts, no evident iodine or salt or fishy, luckily. Clean. Balanced.
Excellent Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10570) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft - Rich dark syrupy chocolate and roast. Bitter chocolate, briny and some bitter coffee in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from 16th St Liquor. Dark brown with a bubbly head. Has rich chocolate and molasses, with some tart funkiness. These flavours are also on the palate, too, with sweet toffee and a bit of tartness. The thing is, I have no time for sour black. It’s a flavour combination that I don’t think has ever worked for me. And the oysters? Lost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1777) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft at uber. Near black with deep brown creamy head. Robust, with chocolate and plenty of nice roast. Oysters make me think "salty" but didn’t taste particularly salty to me. Viscous. Real nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, oyster, taste is same, rich, chocolate, wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draught. Pours a near black color with a very small light brown head on there. Nose is very roasty and much dryer than I would have thought. Taste is roasty and slightly bitter, but stays pretty light. Easy and pleasant drink.

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