Travlr (24875) - 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. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Can. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of brine, roasted chocolate malt, flaked oats and dry coffee. Taste is very dry from the oysters. Finishes dry roast and brine. Lighter bodied for the ABV. 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. bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Can from Marcus. Pours black with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt. Very smooth. Med body. Flavor is smooth burnt malt with notes of treacle. There’s definitely some hop bitter. Smooth and bitter finish. Good! Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, light roastiness and light coffee with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
DSG (14784) - 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. Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Can from Little Ms. Money. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average to large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and smoke aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer that exceeded my expectations.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2013
12oz can. Large rocky tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast/nut, molasses, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/bittersweet chocolate, some grapefruit/earthy, light molasses, faint char. Medium body, some stickiness, low carbonation. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12 ounce can from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of intense chocolate ice cream, a mild bit of roast followed by a moderately briny finish. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts. a mild salty note and a hoppy finish. Not bad, but I think that the oysters meld better with a dry stout, and I find this one too sweet, and I’m kinda disappointed they aren’t whole oysters. Decent beer. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Can. Pours clear black with dark brown highlights with a small, tiny bubbled fizzy light tan head, short retention with the head dissipating to the glasses edge, and a light, spotty lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, raisins, prunes, and dates with faint oyster notes and earthy, woodsy hops mixed around the dark dried fruity esters. Flavor is bitter dark malt, lightly sour dark fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness, balanced toward hops, with a dry finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, light alcohol warmth, creamy texture, and lightly astringent from the roast malt.