maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013 durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours black, light-bodied, with a light tan head. Nose is roast and oatmeal, and a bit of brine. Earthy and roasty. Solid.
Lots of chocolate and malt flavors. A little chalky on the palate, but still enjoyable aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2013
Can hookup from durhambeer - thanks, Bob! I’m a fan of the style, and 21A did a pretty decent pass at it. Nice oily dark brown pour, short of sludgy and with a nice filmy head and pretty admirable lacing. Chocolate and sea salt in the nose with roasted undertones. Flavors are perhaps slightly more muted in some places than they should be, emphasizing the roasty elements a bit too much for the beer’s personality to show through. But enjoyable overall in any case. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Can. Smells like a fish production facility. I haven’t got this much seafood out of an oyster stout before. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brown, not quite black, with a thin, light tan head. Nice nose of cocoa and lactose with charred sugars. Tasted of salted cocoa, brine, bready malts. Nice, thick mouthfeel probably from the hands of the oysters. Thick feeling. Charred grains with a hint of ash, and chocolate and caramel sweetness for balance. DialSquare (5068) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at Mancy’s Bluewater Grill in Toledo. Surprised they had this on tap at a random restaurant in Ohio. Anyway -- near black pour. Aroma is roasty and dark chocolate. Tastes are coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, salt, soy, toffee. Didn’t realize they actually put oysters in until rating it -- I guess that’s the salty vibe. Overall, good enough that I drank three of them over a nice dinner.
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Nose of patent malts roasty oat sweetness and a very subtlr hint of brine and salt. Subtle as fuck. Black pour tan head grrat lace. Roasty oats. Light mineral. Watery. Meh (jon 2009). bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On tap at the brewery yesterday. Dark brown color with a little tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor was basic oatmeal stout, mild roasted malts with light notes of chocolate and coffee. I was unable to detect anything in the aroma or the flavor that would suggest the oyster shells were ever there. Again, decent oatmeal stout, but nothing special. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
In tap at 21a. This is a basic oatmeal stout. I am disappointed I didn’t get any notes of oyster stout Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Very dark brown colour. Almost black. Small light beige head. Bold roasted malt aroma. Chocolate and raisins. Body is fairly light. Crisp refreshing finish.