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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 (2440) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
A mildly funky aroma but otherwise a solid stout with only a hint of briny sea. I'd have it again if I could find it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
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."

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (740) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1087) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
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.


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