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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2013
12 fl oz bottle at Brewberry. Aroma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Light metallic, toasted malty and chocolate. Bitter and roasted malty. Chocolat and roasted malt, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1743) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Poured deep black, completely opaque, with minimal head and lacing. Roasted coffee aromas up front, with hints of chocolate, and oysters, but only because I was looking for them. Espresso/coffee flavors with a slight hops bitterness sneaking in. Silky smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, and a rich malty aftertaste that lingers. Points off for being gimmicky. Cmon, oysters?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (2016) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Dark pour, tan head. Dry flavor with a slight sweet twang. Roast and a touch of lactic chocolate. A bit thin on the tongue. Just okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI; enjoyed on a Friday prior to my new bands first show. Appearance is a cola like dark dark brown with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of chocolate, smoke, a bit of coffee bitterness as well. Taste goes down pretty nice and smooth with a mild bitterness and a pleasant chocolate flavor. This is my first oyster stout, and Im not getting much of a fish flavor, cant complain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours near black with a thin, fully receding tan head. Notes of toasted malt, chocolate. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hainer (20) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
There is a fine line between complex and all over the place. Pours pitch dark with very little head, releasing a pleasant, smoky aroma. The uneven taste varies with every sip, ranging from roasted coffee, to coal and nutty to bitter caramel. Amid the myriad flavors, I simply couldnt detect what the oyster bit contributed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5755) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown to black with a velvety beige head of foam. The aroma has mostly roasty sweetness with just a hint of salt. Taste is more roast. A light smoke comes through as well. Thicker on the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2771) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Once again Im impressed with a Flying Dog beer made in MD. Dark brown to black, modest head. Nice roasted nose, restrained but pleasing, with hints of bitter chocolate. Flavor similar, with a touch of mineraliness that I figure might have come from the oyster shells. Clean yeast profile features the light roast malt, semi-dry finish. Overall very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5915) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a thick, fast-dying tan head about a centimetre tall. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, raisins, plums and a hint of soy sauce. Medium-bodied; Nice roasty malt flavour with alcohol, raisins, plums and a hint of brine and salt - a bit of body to it as well, perhaps from the oysters. Aftertaste shows a good complexity with caramelised sugars, a hint of raisins and plums and a good light coffee note. Overall, a nice beer with good flavours and a smooth yet complex finish - great to sample and actually paired with fresh Eastern Shore (of Virginia) raw oysters harvested earlier in the day. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$1.79 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 19-January-2013.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2994) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Tasty but wheres the oysters? No brine, no minerals, no nothing. Other than that, its a nice stout.


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