SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slight oyster taste/aroma. Interesting. Not enough of a stout to give me wood. Dark and with a decent head, mildly off-finish.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oh yeah, this is the oyster beer....ha! A very straight forward stout IMO.....roasty with a slightly chalky finish....kinda thin too.
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oysters? I didn't taste them at all but maybe in the feel. Tannic, pastey, dark roasts, thin, some anise and mineral flavors.
Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
r464 (2013) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Oakes (13271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown. Creamy roast aroma - quite nutty, with light toast. Body borders on being too thin, which combined with overprickly carbonation and lack of head makes me wonder if the bottle conditioning was such a good idea. Roast barley acidity starts off, leading to a bitter middle - more toast than nut. Finish is quite dry, a little butter note and the everpresent nuts. Lingering roast but still seems thin.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me there is not a much finer looking beer in a glass than a stout - this is no exception. Great roasted chocolate malt flavor. I would never get tired of drinking this beer.