ganache (6003) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
12 oz bottle of the re-release, this one is 7.5% abv. Nose is wonderfully roasty, dark with tar and ash, some tobacco, and the chocolate is kept to a bare, dark minimum. Pours inky brown-black with subtle ruby highlights and a tight, sudsy light brown head. Light body edging toward watery, sweet with the ash/tar/tobacco mentioned before, a really nice roast character not pushed to the side by lactose or other additives. Fruitiness is there but vague, it’s earthy and light mineral character adds a bit of a sharp bite and significant tang, and there’s some creaminess too smooth the acidity. If I had my druthers, I’d like this to be drier, but it’s pretty darn tasty as is. conway (2210) - - JAN 23, 2014
Draft. Black with a 1 finger tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey. Taste follows suit and adds some really nice briny earthiness. Creamy mouthfeel and sufficient carb. Very tasty. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2009 bottle drank in January 2014. When opening the beer I got a loud pop from the carbonation, but luckily it didn’t gush. Dark brown to black pour with a very fine brown head. The aroma has some roasted malt and light dark fruit notes. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and roasted malt as well as some brine from the oysters. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
12oz (2014 release) from Crossroads Spirits. Pours pitch black with a finger of creamy mocha colored head. Aroma is choc-o-lat-ey! Lots and lots of chocolate, some roasted malt, and cream. Taste is rich and smooth. Again lots of chocolate, roasted coffee, mild sweet caramel, and a hint of saltiness. Solid stuff! maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle on 03/12/2011 courtesy of BrewEngineer. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet roast, chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweet chocolate, roast and light salty flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, sea salt, and coffee. Taste is salty, sea water, roasted malts and coffee. Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2012
I was a bit apprehensive about this but it was a really solid stout. Seemed like a pretty typical good stout but had a saltiness/brine at the end. I was expecting more oyster flavor but was happy it wasn’t there. It was a solid stout. Holdwine (1233) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Awesome stout. Thanks JayBo. Again, this score might have been influenced by watching the Pats beat the Ravens to go to the Super Bowl. Maybe it is wistful thinking, but I pciked up some briny notes to compliment the big bold dark chocolate and heavy roasted malt character. Too bad I only had one bottle jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Deep perfectly pitch black coloured body with a thin, oily deep brown head. Aroma of nothing but pungent items: anise, licorice, coffee, alcohol and roasted malt - with a definite brininess from the oysters. Full-bodied; Strong assertive nutty and roasted malt flavour with a lot of alcohol, caramel and coffee flavours and the extra body from the oysters and the almost salty finish. Aftertaste shows a ton of deep flavours again with the sweetness really coming through here and the alcohol. Overall, a very nicely done Oyster with some great characteristics and a very robust complexity. I sampled two of these 75 cL bottles purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey. Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee. Roasty sweet flavor of rich chocolate, roasted coffee, dark malts, earth and a hint of some saltiness with a smooth dry roasty finish.