MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Poured from 12 oz. can. Opaque, black-brown with a large, billowy khaki head and stunning lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, fudge, roasted malt, oyster shells and sweet caramel. Taste of sweet roasted malt, caramel, sweet fudge, sea shells, peat and molasses. Light/medium body and low/medium carbonization with a light mouthfeel that seems too thin for such a full flavor red stout.
The flavor of this beer improved dramatically once the beer warmed up a bit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Interesting beer. Black pour, fizzy tan head. Aroma is malty, a bit of burnt toast. Flavor also has a bit of burnt toast to it with a saltiness. Is it from oyster shells or is it the power of suggestion? Not really sure, but it makes for an interesting flavor. jgb9348 (6324) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a tint of a ruby glow at the bottom and a nice, thick four centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of cherries, milk, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and quite a bit of chocolate notes. Full-bodied; Dense chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a lot of toffee and earthy notes and a good subtle complexity of a little brine from oysters. Aftertaste shows a great balance of roasted malt and some sweet flavours with a subtle salty flavour and a good complexity to finish off. Overall, a very nice beer with a great mouthful and a very nice complexity throughout - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-July-2013 in remembrance of the poor folks who died or were injured in Asiana flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco. snoworsummer (5746) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Can. Tastes smokey and like coffee. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells bready and like burnt toast. soonerchamps (5) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
Poured into Anthem snifter from 12 oz can. Dark brown, minimal head, very little lacing. Taste of shells and small amount of roasted chocolate. Not bad, but not great.
hershiser2 (3468) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours dark brown with a dusting of a head. Smells of malts. Tastes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
12 oz can. It pours a nice dark orange/brown color with a rather fizzy yet thick tan head. The aroma is mixed. There’s some nice chocolaty notes in there and maybe a hint of mocha but also a slight green apple twang and alcohol. The flavor is decent with more chocolate to go with some sweet brown sugar and a little more of that off note… I’m not really getting the brininess that I was hoping for. It does have a silky, full mouthfeel though. The finish has a little more roast and a bit of cloying brown sugar. Overall, not too bad, but slightly disappointing and not worth the money. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12oz can from Thome50! Thanks!.. this is the last of the beer he sent me, and it took some serious cajones to drink, I don’t like oysters, I don’t like seafood so this is a tough beer to stomach.. Pour is a thinly bodied beer with nose of roast and some slight hop bitterness. taste is dominated by crystal malt and some funky salt water/oxidation taste that is very slight, but noticeable. I’m calling this a gimmick beer and scrolling past. beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2013
12oz can poured into a tumbler glass.
Opaque super dark brown color with a decent mocha head.
Roasty nose, with minerals, dark chocolate and earthy hops.
Rich chocolate flavors, with some coffee, roasted malts, medium bitterness and faint mineraly/salty notes.
Med-full body, rich and quite complex, satisfying and good.
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2013
12oz can. Pours dark deep brown color with an inch of tan head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some mild mineralness. Taste follows the aroma closely with the oyster aspect of mineral and brine standing out much more. Body is medium, with a moderate amount of carbonation.