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RATINGS: 130   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 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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2833) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8741) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16428) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7669) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13538) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, oyster, taste is same, rich, chocolate, wow

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Black with a light brown head. Roasty aroma with some coffee. Bittersweetish roasty flavor with coffee and a light salty/savory note. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5695) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
bottle shared at a tasting. pours unclear dark brown with a small very light beige head, some retention and lacing. sweet roasted and chocolate maltiness, roasted acidity, bit of cream, sweet potatoes, hint of smoke and minerals. average carbonation - slightly foamy at first, medium body - oily; balanced peppery-coffee finish. interestingly little to no difference (probably) should it be oyster-free, or maybe a particular minerality. good stout anyhow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, bitterness, some slight acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good. Nice malt features. Nothing really outstanding though.


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