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Ventnor Oyster Stout

Formerly brewed at Ventnor
Style: Stout
Ventnor, England


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed using a traditional pre-war recipe combining the dark full body of a true stout with the subtle smoothness created by the use of fresh oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2007
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 hadn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this interesting stout in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in October 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Black mahogany in colour with a loose and thin tan coloured head. Nice aroma of roast coffee and melted toffee. Distinct oily texture in the mouthfeel and hardly any lacing. Dark malts give a complex range of flavours with roasted grain and mocha coffee notes at the start which then leads to a chewy buttery toffee and black treacle flavours. A dry almost liquorice note appears in the aftertaste with a slight hint of bitter hop resins. A superb stout and ideal for a session, well worth seeking out for, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Was an interesting old fashioned stout. Dark and mysterious to pour, aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavour of the oysters in the beer, dark chocolate and aftertaste of dry coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2002 Black and bitter on the palate with some roast malt aroma. Rich smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12383) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2003
Very dark, almost opaque. Small head. Wow, what a strong aroma!! Lots of raisin, malt and coffee. Sweet, and just a bit sour flavor. Raisins and a bit of salt. Hints of chocolate and licorice, grape sugar. Very likeable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
Fairly plain stout appearance with a very chocolate aroma. The flavour is highly chocolate orientated with a slightly bitter finish. The beer is very harsh on the tongue, but overall it is OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5284) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2004
Aroma of bread and raisins, quite strong. Roasted malts. Black-brown coloured with a lasting off-white thin head. Taste is a bit weaker (bit thin); roasted malts, sweet, some bread, bitter and some fruits. Very decent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 14, 2004
A dark brown beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is of roasted bread, and the flavor is of malt, salt water, roasted bread with slightly smoked notes. A very nice flavor that hints at the oysters. I guess this would be good with oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2004
Bottle. Black with very small head. Soft and thin-ish mouthfeel. Lightly roasted, a definite ocean/seafood edge! Salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle. Very dark brown with a large tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Very carbonated, foamy mouthfeel. Taste is quite pleasant. Malty with a slight sour edge and a light bitter finish. I quite like this; but it feels more of a porter than a stout, and I’m not sure what the oysters contribute.

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