SHIG (5321) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 12, 2018 fsouth25 (19) - - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stout is a very dark brown with some lighter brown at the edges. A small tan head, sparsely-bubbled but pretty tight, leaves spots and patches from a reasonably thick cap left after it falls.
There's a nice roast on the nose with a bit of smoke, and there are some chocolaty notes as well. Firm and pretty robust on the whole, it's easy to tell it's a stout. The mineral and very, very mildly briny hints remind me it's more than that. Oyster is barely detectable from the smell, though.
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Bottle: Poured a pitch black with beige head. Super malt with bit of salt. Taste is roasted malts, light chocolate, bit of saltiness. kamanova_boy (582) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2018
Bottle from No Bell. Pours dark black colour with small reddish head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, not very strong. Nice rich taste, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, bit salty, long dry finish. Enjoyable. androman (3000) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2018
UT210118. 12fl oz battle at home from Burg Bieren, Ermelo. Nose is Milk chocolate. Milky cocoa vanilla. Medium bitters. Medium lasting roasty medium bitter. Full body creamy soft carb. 747515 julesxxl (632) - FRANCE - JAN 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2018 ((oyster) dark, first très amère-sèche (s’amoindrit), café, arrière et rétro salés tardant à faire sentir le marin, déçu) romib (14) - - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2018 Nice full chocolate / coffee aroma. Gently carbonated, quite high foam, short lasting. Based on the smell I would expect full body with nice rounded coffee taste , however seems a bit like a big americano coffee. I taste the oysters very gently, the soft salt as a first taste impressions is nice. A bit of bitterness, not too much, makes this beer interesting.
CanCrusher (1201) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle 0,355L. Very dark, ruby brown color with finger of creamy, light brown head. Aroma of sweet coffee, tobacco and oyster, I guess, as it's brewed with oysters. Taste is light bitter with caramel, coffee and wood. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Drago7 (1085) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Zapach: dziwny. Taki jakby ciastowy, aksamitny. Z nutą czerwonych owoców i lekka słodyczą. Smak: czekoladowe, palone. Posmak słodki ciastkowy. Light Body. Delikatna goryczka, ale fajna…. Posmak poza tym palony. Aksamitne.
simontomlinson (750) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2017
Fluffy beige head left a thin cover on dark brown still body.
Big malty aroma with dark chocolate, dark fruit & dark spirits.
Medium to thin bodied. Crisp & clean on the palate. Very dry.
Bitter pithy tastes with malt, berries, under ripe fruit & plum skins. Slightly smoky on the aft. Cakes (504) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a light tan head. A very good stout, but I was trying to taste the oysters. ZI only got a slight sense of them. More noticeable were the coffee notes and nutty roasted malt flavors. Jabah (582) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Oyster stouts are rare in FL, so they come more from the Northeast or mid-Atlantic. I find that they add sweetness...maybe some to the texture. This one leans towards the sweet side. Has that macro feel. Decent beer though and worth the try. Probably better on draft.