joshwoodward (575) - - JAN 27, 2013
Interesting. A little too big and rich for my taste, and thereís something a bit off to me, but solid. Travlr (24286) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft at Big Bear. Dark maroon color, tiny edge head. Aroma of smoky, peppery chocolate. Taste is burnt cocoa and coffee. Nice body. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Saw Andyís rating while drinking this and realized I havenít rated it yet. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Thin but consistent. Nose is bright and nutty, richly so. Earthy fruit notes and some roasty chocolate. Taste adds some bitter and briny elements and a dry palate. I guess I gave two of these to friends, so this is only my second one. Last one didnít get me excited, but this one is tasting great. Unique, for sure. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2nd Oyster stout rate in 2 days.... u jokiní? dinkle50 (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a very dark brown, almost black... with the ruby hues. The head is very small but well retained.
The aroma is so fantastically rich and inviting. Highly roasty, very chocolaty, with nice nutty and currant undertones. Not unlike a mocha, but different... probably because itís beer.
The flavor is strongly roasty, almost rudely so... but itís nice too. The fruit notes are bright and sometimes weird, certainly some currant in there. The beer is plenty bitter and a touch boozy. It pretty much nails the "weird but intriguing, and somehow delicious even though it "shouldnít be" foreign stout thing... so my hats off to them for that.
Dark pour with a slightly tan head. Great lace with a very light aroma of roast. Mouth is very creamy. Taste is slightly roasty with hints of brine. Really drinkable.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
12oz canned November 19, 2012. Served at around 50F.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Pours black with a two finger light brown/beige head that recedes to a wispy cap but leaves nice sheets of lacing behind.
Aroma is roasted malts, strong black coffee, nice briny mineral-type notes, earthy, some chocolate. Very good strength.
Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, quite a bit of the oysterís briny/mineral influence in the flavor. Really nice base stout. Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness, mild to moderate alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, smooth, moderate to good carbonation.
Realllly nice oyster stout. Perfectly balanced. Excellent base beer, oysters donít overpower nor are they too mild. Really good.
Out of can. Light head med lacing. Chocolate and briny nose. Cacao and seawater briny taste. Smooth but finish is really dry for me. Interesting for sure mansquito (6323) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery can ($3): Pours a blackish color with a quickly descending head that leaves lacing. Aroma is chcolate, coffee, and roasted malt, but nothing is really in that strong force. Taste is slightly bitter roasted malts. Somewhat mineral-like taste. Alcohol is well-covered. This doesnít taste like an 8% alcohol stout. Nice subtle sugar notes. Pretty nice and smooth. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Location/Date:Can on January 20th, 2012.obguthr (6297) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Appearance: Pours black with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of roast, some sweetness, salt.
Taste: Similar to the nose, light roast, faint bitter, saltiness.
Palate:Light body, quick finish.
Summary: I donít know when a stout becomes an imperial stout but 7.9% is damn close. This "foreign stout" was real tasty, with a hint of salt in the taste.
Charred oak nose. Murky dark brown, thin tan head. Fig flavor dry, almost briney, but they may be mere suggestion. Solid, but nothing I would seek out.