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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.

BeerBoxer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours jet black with no head.aroma is coffee and malt. Flavor is roasted coffee and cocoa. Finishes slightly salty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3519) - 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 (4030) - Everett, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7457) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5013) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2201) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1729) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Pours a dark brown with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of roasted cereals and not too far from a "regular" stout. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate (but not too sweet, a bit dry even) and you can feel some meat in there. I’m not big on oysters but it was still really good and I thought that they added an interesting twist. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high. Overall it just worked really well together. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Garde++ tasting. From Thomas, thanks!

Appearance: Black with a small to medium beige head and some lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malt/coffee, smokey notes, hints of soy sauce, light fruits and chocolate.

Taste: Roasted malt, coffee, smoke, light salty presence, soy sauce, chocolate, light fruitiness and very light sweetness. Light acidic presence as it warms up.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Velvety mouthfeel. Mild coffee and chocolate finish along a touch of salt.

Overall: Pretty good stout. Tasty, cohesive and drinkable. The smoke and the light soy sauce/salty presence add a nice component to the beer. Well executed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1847) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3188) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - 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."

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