r464 (1956) - 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 (13060) - 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.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fishy and oystery... just kidding. I knew nothing of using oysters in this stout. It was dry and chocolatey. Nothing too interesting, but a decent American Stout
jaymobrown (1703) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uh, oysters? Really? Well, didn't notice any oysters in the taste. Mostly a dry choco-malt flavor. Nice stout even with the oysters.
fraternie (857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin body for a stout. Chocolatey notes in the aroma. Smokey chocolate initial malt flavor. Somewhat thin and dry. A nice smooth session stout.
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
No case code (ARRRRGGGHHH Please wise up, Yards -- we need to know how long your bottle-conditioned ales hold up!; October 5, 2002 tasting notes): Very slight carbonation and unsavory fishy aftertaste. Huh?
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love stout now thats a name. But what is in a name? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweat. Perhaps. A very good burnt tasting stout, I could drink this stuff by the gallon. My birthday is tomorrow and all of the family is downstairs. I wanted to get in my 100th beer in before my big b-day. So thats why this is going to be short and sweet. Its been a long journey, many states and many countries, well only two countries. With one hundred beers under my belt Im thinking about slowing things down for a little bit. Sit back and let someone else do the work, you know what I mean. Maybe the next hundred beers and the next journey will be as sweet as this one. Thanks to all of my friends who believed in me.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours into the glass a dark, dark brown color that when held up to the glass showed some light of ruby red. The head was thick and beige/tan in color. The lace, like a good stout, lasted to the bottom of the glass. The aroma was of coffee, milky/cream, roasted malt, some fruit and hops. The taste first showed up hops, a little bitter, then the milky coffee took over the dominance of the taste with hints of the fruit coming in and out very easy. Sweet and roast malt. It ends nice and slightly dry. Good beer, enjoyed it, and went back for seconds.