Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rederic (3051) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, deep black color, with a tan-colored head, mild funky, winey, fruity yeast, dark bitter chocolate nose, with a roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, burnt toast accent, and a coffee, burnt bran muffin, faint red wildberry sour note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a mild yeasty, fruity, winey, light funky, sour, roasted, chocolate, wheat, toasted malty, black coffee character, with some faint red wine tannin, dark bitter chocolate, burnt toast, spicy anise, burnt bran muffin, burnt fruitcake flavours, leading towards a fruity, winey, funky yeastiness, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, lingering malty wheat, chocolate, roasted bitterness finish.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the beer looked like an imperial (ie-black w/no light getting through and a thick tan head). aroma & flavor were strong for a 6% beer. cool! lots of roasted grain (or in this case, wheat and a touch of rye-which added nicely to the finish). some chocolate and a touch of coffee prevalent as well, with just a hint of briney saltiness at the very back end of the aroma, and again in the aftertaste. not as obvious as i thought it would be. smooth, medium bodied stout. rich flavor. in the end, just a well made stout that only hints at the exotic. worth a try."
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of MrChopin, thanks! A nice break in between sours. Dark chestnut brown color, beige head. Aroma of earthy cocoa. Taste is smooth, rich chocolate and subtle coffee. Tasty.
jjgmd (1492) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Zachary, pours a thick dark rich black pour with a nice java head. Nose is rich malt and chocolate. Taste is rich deep chocolate , malty, no real taste of oysters ? Finish is chocolate velvet with a bit of brine and ends smoothly with some mild lingering. Nice stout. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1443) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and sweet cocoa, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet as well, lots of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt , and light vanilla with a roasty finish.
bytemesis (3437) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nolen for the share! Pours opaque mahogany, small brown head, dissipates slowly leaving decent lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts, smoky and ashy. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, rich, roasty, coffee, a bit of saltiness, some acidity. Medium body. Quite a lot going on here.
CampesinoTino (777) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml Bottle. Natural black pour with a healthy layer of cappuccino foam. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt, dark sugars and espresso. The taste is mostly smoky roasted malt, cocoa powder and coffee with a bit of caramel and brininess toward the end. Overall, a unique Stout that would probably be even better with a plate of fresh shellfish.
BeerFunGuy (711) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in color with almost a hint of purple in its appearance. Sweet aroma of a salty chocolate almost like a chocolate covered pretzel. I starts mild and inviting and builds to a salty robust finish which lingers in your mouth but doesn't overstay its welcome.
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monk191 (1049) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not the best oyster stout. Pours a deep cloudy black with a tan head. Smells like sea water. Taste is very briny, with a creaminess, and some salt water in the finish. Had in the bottle.
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
heavy sepia, thin tan ring. Heavy roast nose, earthy, bit soft with no brine. Light brine front palate, chalky graham cracker and grass with thin, dusty mid showing age before lightly inky licorice bitter finish. Bit thin, but dryness preserved, nice brine.