decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of oyster shells, roasted malt. Roasted malt, coffee, shell, and a hint of chocolate. Nice smooth carbonation and mouthfeel. nice beer Suttree (6360) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bonus appearance point for the snappy pull tap bottle cap thingy. I dig that. Black, or at least very dark red, with a thin ring of foam. Some berry like notes n the aroma, then a nice bit of coffee. Flavor is also a little sweeter than I expected, plus some coffee and chocolate. Dries out as it warms. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Appearance: Pours a humble-looking, black body with a foamy, sudsy head with a very, very light beige hue to it.
Smell: Not picking up any briny seaside notes, just fairly light notes of roasted malt, chocolate powder, and licorice. All light, mind you.
Taste: Faintly sweet very minimal chocolate character with a roasted grain flavor garnering a light flourish of acidic astringency. Hint of licorice. Modest bitterness. Powdery mineral taste like taking in a mouthful of chalk dust. Drying on the roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.
Drinkability: "Little oysters, little oysters?? But answer there came none." Lackluster flavor that leaves much to be desired with some nearing watery aspects to it make for a very hohum experience. Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Black with thick off white foamy head. Slight malty aroma. Bitter taste, thin mouth feel. I canít taste the oysters. Aftertaste is not so good. It is bitter, but not in a good way. No malt character. Not a beer Iíll pour out, but not a beer Iím in a hurry to try again. It does get better as it warms. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Black pour from bottle. Minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, slight smoke, fishiness and lake water. Flavor of toast, smoke, metallic notes, sediment, and maltiness. Oyster character comes out slightly initially. Seems more like porter than a stout.
Tmoney99 (14372) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with lively carbonation. Medium roasted malt chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Draft at Fountainhead, Nitro. Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. NOse is roasty and smooth. Not overly ashy either. Some cocoa and chocoalte notes as well as floral hops. On taste, it is a bit ashy and accrid. Lacks finesse and a bit one dimensional. Okay. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Sampled on 11/20/2010. This stout pours a medium black color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasty malt with a touch of smoke. A medium bodied stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, a touch sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent balance. A touch thin tasting perhaps. Not sure I taste any oysters, or that I know what they would taste like in a beer. Mouthfeel is round and a little thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle, Brown Derby, Springfield MO. Dark pour with ruby highlights, sand colored sticky head. Toasty milk chocolate aroma, warm porridge, and a delicious tobacco depth. Knowing it has oysters Iím tempted to call it briney...but not sure if that is actually there. It does have some kind of mysterious extra something though, and man it is nice. Ocean breeze? Fresh plowed earth? Descriptors fail: I like it. Flavor much less elusive. A soft nutty chocolate roast, lactose sweetness, a little burned viney bitterness in the finish. Tastes both a little wild and very carefully crafted. Excellent. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle brought back by a friend. Reddish brown pour with a medium beige head. Nose is caramel and some unexpected spices (almost gingery) with a bit of chocolate. Briny and roasty flavor with a bit of chocolate before a roasty and somewhat salty finish.