Rune (6905) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle bought at Utobeer in Feb.07 (BB. Oct.07). Almost black as pitch with a deep, dark red-tinged body. Frothy, brownish one finger head, slowly fading. Good amount of sweet, dark chocolate in aroma. In contrast to the smell, the flavour is salty, peaty, shelly (from the oysters, I guess) and rather sour. Moderate bitter aftertaste. Not a session beer, but a drink to be enjoyed for an hour or so. Challenging and unusual. Alright, but one bottle is enough for a while (at home in TromsÝ, 05.10.2007).
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with no head. Aroma is salt, licorice, coffee. Flavour is salt, licorice, roasted, coffee. I dont like this one.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost opaque. Tall light beige head. Roasted licorice aroma. Notes of raisins and cocoa. Slightly acidic finish from sourish malts. Low carbonation level. A hint of yeast flavours. Some fusel fruitiness in the beginning, but finishes quite dry. Oysters? I donít know.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Dark red body with a disappearing beige head. Aroma has some indication of roasted coffee, and not so much more. Flavor is moderate malty, slightly rosted, a bit salt with a watery body. Not great, but OK.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours really dark brown, looks clear, and is topped by a small, beige head. The aroma is maybe a bit boring. Not bad, just a bit boring. Thereís burnt and roasted malt, thereís some salty licorice, but thereís not much else. At least I could wish for some hops to show. The thin body, at least quite thin, leaves flavors of salty licorice, followed by roasted malt. Not much bitterness, at least not hoppy bitterness. Thereís some bitterness from the malts, but it sort of disappeares long before you are thinking of the finish. Well, even though itís not a bad beer, it disappeared me. Thereís just to much water and too little hops in it. Didnít have any problems finishing the bottle though. (070912)
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 50 cl bottle. Dark brown color, big brown head. Roasted malt, a bit citric, sweet. A strange beer - ended up with high score, but Iīm not sure if that is right...
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Wonderful aroma of rye, oysters and sweet licorice. Dark chestnut color, beige head, good lace. Soft flavors, light sweet, light salty, licorice, light lactic, hints of chocolate. What a pity after the aroma. Soft, almost flat. I like my stout a little bit more aggresive.
cgarvieuk (12162) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown/black colour., not much aroma, roasted malts with a slightly sickly sweet finish
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2008 I have no idea how the oysters are used in the brewing, but itís interesting. The color is brown, almost black and it has practically no head. The aroma has light notes of roasted malt and some plum and raisin. The flavour is sweetish with notes of malt, caramel, plum/raisin, a hint of salt and no bitterness what so ever. The bottle promises me a full-bodied stout, but perhaps this one have joined a weight loss program, because IMO it should have much more body and power. 1530
I had the chance to try this from tap at EBF2008. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice and salt. The flavour has smooth, roasted malts, light sweet licorice and salt and the finish is very long. It’s very pleasant and charming, and the finish is very long.
DruncanVeasey (6595) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2007 Creamy pitch pour with fleeting cappuccino suds. Roasty, raisiny nose with some Marmite yeastiness. Creamy and gently roasty with a waft of ozone brininess. Would I have identified oysters if I hadnít read the bottle? No way. Mellow and sweetly yeasty with lingering smoky afters. A dash of soy. A pinch of salt. Tipped some of it in a beef marinade and it did the job nicely. Impressive.