woodychevy (874) - - DEC 22, 2015
Shared can with a Christmas movie. Delicious. One of the best oyster stout I’ve ever tasted. Just the right amount of roasty notes. Really smooth, medium mouthfeel. Hops add bitterness but don’t overpower with citrus/floral/pine. The oyster shells make it- super briny. Tastes like my hair after surfing. Delicious. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Aluminum can from Sprout’s: Poured an opaque dark brown liquid that created a monstrous sizing of foam. Aroma is mild with hints of roasted malts, sugary marshmallow, and cocoa powder. The drink is mostly bitter with influences of chocolate and cocoa nib while the palate is smooth and oily. Very dry residue left behind in the finish. For sure taste like an oyster stout and was extremely well balanced body. samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 17, 2015
Can to snifter. Pours dark black, small head, off white. Aroma is malt, salt, seaweed. Taste is very minerally, touch of caramel like sweetness at the end, but mostly bitter and dry. Feel is light and thin. Good carbonation for a stout.
Not great overall, but enjoyable enough. Can’t see myself buying this again. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Can from Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with huge, tan head. Nose is sweet, caramel, chocolate. Taste also caramel, malts, chocolate and definitely oyster tastes in there as well. Just really good stuff. Slivery, oily texture in the finish. furthur (1192) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Can, black beer, almond colored head, good lace. Aroma is roasted malt, wet dog, and smoke. Taste is toasted barley, hint of vanilla, coffee. Palate is medium heavy, smooth and rich, carbonation almost nitro like. Finish is dry and roasty.
jbruner (4740) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the can with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of sweet and roasty malts with a hint of earth. Taste follows, nice stout, no real brine to me. rdixon77 (2832) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Old rating. Pretty brown color. The taste is a creamy mix. Some dark malts, chocolate, sea salt, slightly briny (could be in my head) and decent dose of dry, bitter hops. Interesting, but I hoped for something a little bigger in my first oyster stout. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Looking forward to this. Ended up ok but not what I’d hoped. The saltiness is there but really not the cool brine and chocolate roast combo I expect from a good oyster stout. Pretty big foreign type stout, big roasted malts and malted chocolate, decent bitterness. Not bad but likely a one timer." Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-3-13-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown nearly pitch black brew with a one finger cream colored head. The head had a decent retention fading over time to give a nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma was an odd mix of roasted, sweet and slightly sea like smells. The sweeter smells were of a chocolate and caramel nature with the “sea like” smells being of a saltwater beach like aroma. While saltwater like, it was not unpleasant and it actually melded quite well with the sweet and roasted smells.
Taste – The taste begins as most other stouts’ do, with a roasted malt and slightly sweet taste. The roasted flavors were a mix of toasted barely and some dark chocolate with the sweet being largely of a caramel nature. As the taste advanced however the roasted flavors begin to dwindle some with the sweet increasing slightly as a molasses and vanilla flavor come to the tongue. While this is occurring, there is also a more salty flavor developing in the taste. While light at first it gets stronger and stronger as the taste advances. In the end the sweet and salty tastes along with a nice roasted malt flavor have control over the tongue and leave a rather salty roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew was on the average side in terms of creaminess (maybe a little above) with a carbonation level that was average as well. Overall though I think the blend of medium body and medium carbonation suited the somewhat opposing (at least in feel) sweet and salty aspects of the brew against the roast flavors of the brew quite well.
Overall- A rather tasty stout. Although it is not something I would take again and again due to the slightly more salty nature in the taste, it is a rather unique and different flavor to try. This is one I think people should experience I they get a chance. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz can. Poured a deep brown color with an off white head. Roast, some chocolate, little earth, and some nuts