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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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SEDUCTIVELY SMOOTH Our brewers have poured their hearts and roasted malts into this rich, slightly sweet stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent the smooth, creamy mouth feel. We will not apologize for any amorous affairs resulting from the consumption of this beverage


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark black liquid light can not penetrate with small off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of that smell you get after handling worms and roasted peanuts with some skunk. Flavor is of enough hops to be annoying, but still drinkable dur to a somewhat "dried fruit" ending. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Pours a deep, dark brown with a muddy brown head. The aroma is comprised of rather sweet cocoa powder, slightly roasted coffee, and a light hint of nuts. The flavor has more of the roasted/toasted malts and salty nuts. The chocolate seems to go by the wayside in the flavor. The hops seem almost non-existent. Not quite as full as I would like, but with good flavor. Thanks to dberger624 for sending this out to me in Chicago.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Yeah, I issed the oysters in the taste, and I couldn't be happier. But it was nice and smooth, and tasted pretty nice as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2003
My first from the yards, kinda weird tastin, but then again i think all the west coast stout has fucked with my perception. I didn't taste any oysters and I'm damn glad for that. It kinda gave me a power porter feel, good and roasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Bottle. Slight oyster taste/aroma. Interesting. Not enough of a stout to give me wood. Dark and with a decent head, mildly off-finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrew196 (1104) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Oh yeah, this is the oyster beer....ha! A very straight forward stout IMO.....roasty with a slightly chalky finish....kinda thin too.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joet (2385) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Oysters? I didn't taste them at all but maybe in the feel. Tannic, pastey, dark roasts, thin, some anise and mineral flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2003 Fabulous appearance--suggestive of richness, which it didn't entirely produce: thin but smooth at least. Slightly hoppy flavor, like an East Coast Rogue. Didn't see the Oyster influence, but oh well, it at least allows the brewery representatives to say (as they said to me) that it works as an aphrodesiac for the women. (on tap, Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest 2003); re-rate from bottle version: finishes chalky, as others have observed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2041) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2003
A very nice stout. I was surprised by the oyster description as well. Not as creamy as some of my favorite stouts, but a nice one nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Not quite as sweet as advertised but a mild, smooth, slightly thin stout nonetheless. There is NO taste of oysters and they don't even mention the oysters on my bottle, so I'm wondering if Yards decided to let the oysters live out their lives in peace instead of adding them to the boiling wort. Anyway, the roasty nature of this thinnish stout is pleasant, yet I would prefer a Mackeson's XXX anyday.


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