onceblind (9860) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
Black with a thin light tan head. Roasty sweet nose with a touch of char, some crystal malts, a bit of chocolate, and just a whiff of caramel. Flavor is really big but not syrupy or wrecking. Huge taste starts off with roasty sweet dark stouty malts, a touch of dry chocolate, an very earthy toffee/caramel undertone. Only a very little touch of brine on the finish that would even let you guess oyster stout...it’s very hidden. Probably wouldn’t have even said so if not for the description/name. Enough bitterness to kick a little bit and balance it all out. zvikar (6198) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Can shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of calcium, chamomile, caramel and honey, flavor of dark bread, caramel, dried fruits, bitter, pretty sticky, medium bodied DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a bubbly beige head. Sweet roasty aroma with a bit of chocolate, slightly chalky, licorice and a bit of dark fruits. Roasty flavor with chocolate, bittersweet. Medium-bodied. burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
12 ounce can poured dark brown with aromas of roast, chocolate, light salt amd some earthiness. Flavors follow suit with a decent amount of roast, chocolate, and earth, a light brineness in the aftertaste, but a solid stout overall. BillKismet (4072) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 Dark chocolate body, with ring of sea foam. Wonder sea-air nose, of brine and salt. Fairly full-bodied with a wonderful debittered, dark malt lattice overlayed with briny shell essence. Hints of smoke mingle with dark roast and salt, contributing a lovely complexity. Well done! Re-rated: 12/2/15:Poofy chocolate head, and a bit more black patent and thinner body than I recall, but otherwise, not bad.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
Can from trade with DrSilverworm. Aroma smells sweet there’s a good mix of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste moderately sweet and touch of bitterness. Roast, coffee, chocolate. Finish tastes a bit metallic to me, I think that the oysters. I tasted that on the last oyster stout I had. Overall, not bad. I never seem to like the finish on oyster stouts. lukemundy (33) - California, USA - APR 15, 2013
12 oz. can from Whole Foods in Fresno, CA. Poured into a tulip. Pours a dark, espresso brown with a thick, dirty head that lasts. Smell is roasted coffee, grains, and a little bit of smoke. Taste is more of the coffee with some sweet malts and a briney finish.
I haven't had any other oyster stouts, but if this is representative of the style then in a huge fan! JDBaker11058 (2252) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
Appearance: typical stout pour, with half a finger of dark tan head. Aroma: roasty malts, with chocolate, coffee, and a hint of licorice. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the addition of a bit of brine. Finish: bitter dark roasty character lingers, with a hint of astringency and some soy sauce and salt. Notes: An interesting beer. The base stout was plenty good, and the oyster shells added a hint of saltwater. All in all, I’m glad I tried it, but probably won’t have it again. Frankly, as much as I despise bivalves of all types, it was a miracle this entered my gullet in the first place.
DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Can->tulip. Deep brown with frothy tan head. Aroma: cereal, sweet malt, some roast. Taste: coffee, chocolate, sweet malt. Metallic tones, bittersweet aftertaste. Just ok. nealblind (1867) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 Tan lingering head. ample lacing. Aroma of roast cereals and alcohol. Tastes like a somewhat watery bitter sweet slightly salty stout. Very dry body with a sweet finish as your tongue pulls back off the roof of your mouth. Quaffable in large doses.