culchiem (4155) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2011
Draught. Black with a slight red hue at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is sweet caramel and some roast. Texture is a tough watery. Flavour is light sweet and slight coffee chocolate leaparsons (10765) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are coffee and caramel with some nuttiness. Some definite salty seafood notes. Quite earthy with dark chocolate. Flavours are coffee and with sweet and bitter dark chocolate. Dry on the finish. Decent. Nsanders (1172) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep brown with a light beige head. The aroma was smokey, roasty; I looked for a distinct oyster aroma, but found it hard to identify. The flavor seemed very slightly bitter accompanied by a salty flavor. It was medium bodied and kind of creamy. I can now say that I’ve had a beer brewed with oysters, which is worth something. AnnaEA (24) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Aroma is faint, but pleasant. A dark bubbly pour with a frothy head of loose large but long lasting bubbles. An herby taste, with a subtle salinity that lends a great deal of richness. 11.2 oz bottle. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Dark brown, very light tan head. Aroma has some marshy qualities, light coffee, roast. Flavor shows some very saline and minerals. Light chocolate notes. Quite unique.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep red/black appearance with a frothy brown head. Sweet dark, roasted malt aroma and somewhat surprisingly I can smell the oysters in the nose. Bitter with a definite oyster flavor on top of a creamy dark roasted malty stout-like flavor. Finish is somewhat bitter and sea-like. Mouthfeel is a little weird- the bitterness, seafood, and roasted malts create an interesting and strange mouthfeel. Interesting novelty but I won’t go out of my way to taste this beer again. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
12 oz bottle
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
The cap alone was enough to catch my attention. While a little spendy at $4.99 trying something from Ireland was worth the chance. I need to try a few more oyster stouts to get a sense for what they should be like. However if this is a benchmark the remaining ones ought to be solid. Ove the next few weeks I’m looking forward to giving them some attention.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish black body was dim enough to soak up light. A bubbly tan head was good contrast. Oysters, light chocolate, and coffee ease into the nose. Just the smell alone made me think this could be a good pairing with seafood.
Flavor / Palate - Dry roasted rye, coffee, and oysters over a bed of rice fill the mouth with wonderful flavor. The mouthfeel is like coffee which has cooled somewhat. The dry finish tastes like sipping coffee mixed with a small bit of half and half. A solid stout this has a nice mix of dryness that left me wishing there was just a bit more in the bottle. Maybe I’ll pick up another entry from them in the future.
Draft... Pours nearly black with a small, negligible - but stubborn - white head that hangs on by a thread for a good while. The nose furnishes interesting notes of dark chocolate, minerals and worn canvas. Light to medium-bodied with biting carbonation. Medium roasted bitterness, light mocha and very low sweetness. Crisp, burnt, mostly bitter, bone-dry finish. troopie (2439) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Much lacing. Aroma is oysters and roast malt. Medium body, Flavours of chocolate and oyster, an unusual combination. Malty finish. Goed med braai. kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Faaaaaaat head!!!... anyway -
Nose is sweet licorice and malt, later candy and very sweet, feel is very, broad, carb is quite low, taste is bland with notes of weak salty licorice, then weak lemony notes and late roasted malts.