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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An English sweet stout made with pale and dark English malts, English noble hops and 150 whole oysters -- shell and all. The oysters are thrown into the brew kettle during the boil stage of the brewing process, adding calcium to the wort. The result is a passionately smooth stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and breadish. Bitter and dark roasted malty. Slight acidic. Bitter, roasted, malty and slight chocolate. Smooth and malty finish. Ends dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
(Nitro) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa, and bread. Flavor of roasted grain, lactose, caramel, nuts, light coffee, and cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2004
Let me begin by saying that this beer was carbonated. Really carbonated. Sure it started coming out of the bottle when I opened it, but it kept coming out. I held the bottle over the glass for at least 2 minutes while it foamed over the side of the bottle into the glass. Once I was finally able to pour, I found a nice black body with just a touch of red. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, some coffee. Taste is chocolate complemented by coffee, finishing roasty mocha. Medium body. A simple beer, but a tasty one for certain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours black with a retaining tight tan head that laces. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/roasty. Taste is dark malt-chocolate/roasty, earthy hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/02/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

black, wispy tan head, touch of drippy lace, roasted malt with light sweet chocolate aroma, creamy body, sweet roasted flavor, nice dry dark chocolate, long bitter finish, a touch of chalk shows after a while,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Cask. Black color, massive tan head. Aroma of lightly smoked chocolate milk. Taste is also smokey, with burnt espresso and bitter cocoa. Light body. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007 Beige head. Black and smooth on the palate with a slightly bitter coffee roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, milk notes, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is lightly sweet chocolate malt, dark esters, and a sweet finish. Light body, warmth and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8544) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Pitch black ale with burnt orange highlights. Huge, rocky, beige head. Very good retention with ink-blot lacing. Lots of floaters in this bottle-conditioned brew. The aroma is of milk chocolate with some very light coffee and woodsy notes. The flavor is bitter and burnt from start to finish. Perfectly balanced and chocolatey, but fairly thin. Light-bodied with a resiny mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, burnt, dry finish. I dig this one, although it seems like more of a dry stout than a sweet stout. Brewer's call, though.


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