RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
After pairing rich, roasty stout with oysters for years, enterprising European brewers started putting oysters in the beer in the early 20th century. Oysters impart a silky mouthfeel thanks to their protein-y-ness, and maybe a delightful hint of brine, to the Oyster Stout style. Its even harder to argue against making beer with oysters once the season hits in Charleston. 2 bushels of succulent oysters harvested around Bowens Island were added to every 15 barrels of this beer, making it a truly local drinking experience. Its particularly suited for that most Charleston of cool-weather food festivities: the oyster roast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
woodychevy (874) - - DEC 25, 2013
Stacie and I polished off a 10oz pour of this in no time at Bohehian Bull after some thirst inducing Christmas shopping. Pours black with good lacing. Nose is stout -like- malt and hops and chocolate, but no oysters- yet. The oyster notes are subtle, as they should be. Sort of a brackish balance to the beer and refreshing dry notes on the palate. Pretty full bodied for these guys- kings of the summer porter. Another good brew- have not been disappointed yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draft at the source. Brown color small head. Coffee grounds aroma. Taste is earthy cocoa dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours black with a small, creamy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is oysters, salt, roast malt and leather. Flavor is salty oysters, roast malt, leather and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1623) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a dark brown to black color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt. The taste matches the nose. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that dissipates quickly to leave moderate lace. Aroma of earthy chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of biscuit. Taste follows, just a subtle hint of some salt on the back end, not sea salt persay, more like a gypsum. Easy drinking stout with good flavor and good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18694) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Keg at the brewery, 18/02/15. Black with a decent tan swirl. Nose is chocolate, roast malt, light soap trace, salty notes. Taste comprises bitter roast, salted notes, toffee, cocoa powder, dark malt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brneyes (1) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Looks dark. Stronger but smooth. Acquired taste but for the inquisitive drinker would be a nice change ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3872) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap at Craftsmen. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, slight brine/salt, chocolate malt. A little muddied, but smells good. Flavor of roasted malt, lots of brine/oyster, bitter chocolate. Dry, somewhat bland (maybe because it is dominated by the briny notes). Interesting oyster stout, really seems more oyster-y than others. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
Tap @ Holy City. Black pour, dark brown foam, thick lace. Looks rich. Aroma of licorice, salt, roasted grains, burnt character. Flavor is roasted, charred, & burnt. Distant sweetness with sea air notes. A rich beach stout. (4017)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
like their porter, Holy City has done it again with this great stout. it is dry, and is brewed with actual oyster shells. color is dark brown almost black, with a thicker head that dissipates quickly. flavor is dark roasted grains, warm breadiness and a bit of high cacao chocolate. finish is dry enough that you want to keep drinking. i honestly wasnt expecting much for a small brewery in charleston, but this one is head and shoulders above the others i tried from the area. one of the best stouts ive had too.

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