Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout

Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Boston, Massachusetts USA


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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This one-of-a-kind, limited-batch creation has a rich body and a smooth feel derived from a combination of roasted barley and chocolate rye malts. The roasted notes of the stout blend beautifully with the briny, mineral flavors of Island Creek Oysters, which were added to the brew moments after being harvested in Duxbury Bay. An addition of hops adds a hint of bitterness and aroma to balance the sweetness from the malt combination. This beer is best enjoyed in a pint glass with a plate full of Island Creek Oysters.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3698) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
Pours deep brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma has chalky cocoa and subtle dark fruit. Flavor has more dark fruit and less chocolate... ery faint smoke. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry, roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle... Poured near pitch black with a light tan head. Nice roast character here with a hint of oyster minerals and brine. Dark malt sugars, ash, mild bitterness and a hint of acid. Some salty undertones to balance it all out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
Draft Back Bay Marriott Bar, Boston, Pours deep black with intense tan head . Cream lace - Lots. Aromas - mocha, oyster, coffee, chocolate. Light-medium body, coffee, light caramel, cream, toffee choc, coffee bean astringency works with hop bitterness and carb smooth mouthfeel, med-high carbonation accentuates dryness. Dry finish with a cream cafe lingering choc and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nihilistfranz (14) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2012
My personal stout of choice. I was so excited when they came back out with it as the first re-release of the 100 barrel series. Goes to show what 100 barrels and harpoon is all about. Popular demand rules the beer world! Everyone in boston loves oysters and this beer was top knotch. if your scarred of a little shellfish in your drink get out of new england. Black and cold as a winter Night on the harbor. This owns a clean dark malt flavor. yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (920) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Situation: Fat Tuesday refreshment before forty days of self-imposed prohibition Glassware: Lovely day for a GUINNESS pint Appearance: dark opaque body with a thick, marshy brown head Aroma: a nice pitch of roasted malts and salty seasthats not a real description, but it works Palate: slick, swift, almost oily texture waxes the tonguea coating, steadfast aftertaste Taste: caramel and brown sugara strong combination that sweetens an already thick malty stout Overall: the experience is pleasant, smooth, and sweet; I paired it with nothing, so I cannot extol its virtues with said oysters

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
This brew got my attention - as I do like oysters. However it was pretty damn good, lots of smooth malts and hints of brown sugar. Maybe it was in my head, but I even tasted a bit of oysters (though I dont know how you put that in a beer). Not that bad, and for a dark beer, VERY drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Tap pours blackish tan head. Tastes smells like caramel, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, soy sauce, woody, light sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, Pretty good overall nice balance of flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1216) - , Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2012
ok, but nothing great here; much carbonation nice aroma thinnish palate slight bitter roast not much flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (1063) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at Craigs house. caramel, roasty, black, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22940) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at home ... deep brown black ... tan head ... sweet chocolate malt ... hint of coffee ... mild soft roast nose ... mellow toffee chocolate roast ... very mellow and mild ... very simple ... very tasty ... i can wallow in the luxury ... light bitter in the linger ... nice

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