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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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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 didnít 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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (763) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2014
I hate to use the expletives, but this was a motherfucking great beer. Looks nice and oily black, with russet-brown creamy head, and aromas of chocolate, currants and soy sauce vinaigrette. Delicious flavours of dark chocolates, cocoa and molasses, caramel, liquorice, ketjap manis, salt, very salty, but not much of an oyster flavour, for which I do not give a higher rating. Thereís mulberries and a nice berry tartness. Long finish, oily in the mouth, full bodied, it leaves a numbness on the upper palate. Not a hint of olives or the leathery tones of typical hoppy american stouts. This is just a perfect specimen that is not sweet, not dry, just fucking perfect. Ideally to be taken with a dozen fresh oysters. I love it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of smoke, coffee, brine. Awesome flavor: more brine, clearly salty, caramel, toffee, smoke, not much fruit, more deep dark malts, chocolate, a bit of licorice. Very good. The cask version I had was better but I love cask beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, hints of chocolate, the briny character that comes with an oyster stout, mineral notes with some earthy character as well. I think this is a solid example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours dark brown color with brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Moderately roasted malt and chocolate flavors with some ash and a little saltiness. Medium body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Interesting earthy, minerally, stout. Light roasty and salty with some cocoa and light sweetness. Nicely balanced light and very drinkable. The mineral nature of the beer comes off a bit metallic, but still good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2013
750, rich and pungent, salty finish, brine, medium carb, this is pretty cool, I like this style

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Bruceís. The pourís brown with a small head. The nose is slightly tinny. Roasted malt. Creamy milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet vanilla. The taste is slightly ashy, bitter. More tin. Mild coffee. Dark chocolate. Smooth, supple body, fine carbonation. Overall, better than decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericdevin (594) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from Sundance, Eugene. Pours very dark, moderate amount of tan head. Aroma rich and roasty, slight oyster notes. Body thin, slightly roasty, oyster notes in bottom.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kcorum10 (320) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Iím not sure why I continue to try these knowing that I am not a big fan of them. With that said, I didnít care to much for this beer. Aromas of shellfish stand out to me, probably because thatís what I donít like. The flavor profile is the same with the shellfish very present. Take this review for what it is. Itís a guy who doesnít like shellfish reviewing a beer brewed with shellfish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle shared at Bengals tailgate. Poured black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted malty and oyster aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting complex beer.


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