bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2016
It’s safe to say this isn’t a Vegan friendly beer. I’m not sure how the oyster shells are used, and I probably don’t want to know. Good standard Stout flavor, but am I crazy, or is this beer slightly slimy? wlajwl (6813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is dark/roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of fruit/citrus. The flavor is fruit, dark/roasted malts, chocolate and big acidity/slight brininess in the finish. Scipio (1084) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2016
Pours a black with smooth, light tan head that lingers for a bit. The aroma has mostly chocolate and coffee, with some lesser degrees of oysters, roasted malts, salt, and hints of vanilla. The taste is salty, with a healthy dose of coffee. I find chocolate, caramel, and still a bit of coffee. Aftertaste is a salty coffee flavor sticks with you for awhile. This one is medium in body, with a creamy texture, and some subtle carbonation. The saltiness makes this different than the usual. Pumpkin87 (248) - - APR 4, 2016
Pours a handsome opaque cola with fluffy chocolate milk head, a good size and lasts for a bit.
Nose is coffee with a bit of burnt toast. Palate reinforces coffee, occasionally in espresso bean bitterness, but cocoa and a hint of dark fruit peek out.
A bit of hop bitterness, but fortunately it’s in line with the coffee profile, not dominating it. There’s even an offsetting hint of dark fruit.
Where are the oysters? Well, the slick mouthfeel gets balanced by a touch of brine, making for a pleasant experience. Gachupines (1252) - USA - APR 1, 2016
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee with a silky body and a bitter finish.
rjplumer (1098) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Smooth chocolate aroma that’s not overwhelming. Black bodied with finger thick tan head. Mellow chocolate roasted malt taste. Has a slick feel to it’s full body. Smooth to the finish. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a relatively nice late March Tuesday night listening to records. Appearance is pitch black, moderate tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of chocolate and oysters, also a bit of espresso, smells nice. Taste equally nice, good chocolate profile, bit of nuts, definite oysters which is unique. I’m liking this one. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Can at Hog Island with BBQ Oysters. Creamy nose, lots of umami, light oyster, cocoa, some coffee. Nice body. Hides the alcohol well.
ffbot (420) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Pour is a dark purple with red and brown accents to it. Very low carbonation, no head or anything. Looks like an oil slick. Smell is sweet ocean air, cut grass, vanilla, very sweet. Taste is similar: a light and balanced sweetness with roast and malt in the background. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
On tap @ 21A San Leandro. Cola colored beer with a khaki head. Huge roasted malt and cocoa powder nose. There’s some nice fruity qualities to it as well. Sweeter than expected with flavors of fudge and hazelnut, but some nice enough bitterness on the back end. Hints of coffee, subtle brine and mineral notes, and some burnt toast. One of the better 21A beers I’ve had in awhile.