ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 15, 2007
On tap at the Pianeta Birra, Rimini, Italy.
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
The best beer I’ve tried on Pianeta Birra Rimini. Pours a nice opaque dark ruby color with a creamy pale brown head that stands forever. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a salty oyster undertone. Lots of roasty, smoky and salty notes in the finish and aftertaste. Very smooth.
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden 29 Apr 08. Dark brown - almost black colored with a tanned creamy head.Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly easy to drink with a pleasant dry bitterness kicking in. Em (102) - USA - AUG 22, 2010
very dark brown almost black. Drank from a 12 oz. It actually tastes really good. Lightly salty and smoked flavors comes through, Almost reminds me of a bacon stout but not a distinct bacon flavor. 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 I’m 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. McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 30, 2012
Porterhouse in Dublin - pitch black and a wee bit tan head. Smell somewhat malty. At first the aroma develops maltiness followed by saltiness which combined is well balanced and reminds you instantly of oysters! Pretty good stuff. Palate is a bit thin and unfortunately fading quickly away, wished for a bit more lingering oyster. Nonetheless, really good pint!
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
La miglior birra assaggiata in Irlanda....ottima questa Oyster Stout, in cui si avverte il classico salmastro dato dalle ostriche senza diventare troppo invadente...grande equilibrio...veramente ben fatta SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
roasted malts black with lasting creamy head.light sweet and bitter. sweet medium to long dry finish. very nice and a bit different. sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
Maker: Porterhouse Brewing Company, Dublin, Ireland. ***
Beer: Porterhouse Oyster Stout (bottled, 330ml) ***
Style: Stout ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.2% ***
"A smooth drinking aromatic stout with a discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect. Not suitable for vegetarians. This gently flavored stout has a roast malt character, full body and an aromatic character from the Goldings hops." [brewery note] ***
Colour: Dark reddish brown, with a huge, frothy beige head. ***
Nose: Roasted malts, dark cocoa, oatmeal. A light whiff of sea water. ***
Texture: Medium to full body, not watery at all. Moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Explicit roasted malts at the start, very dry and bitter, "very espresso". A hint of licorice and herbs for balance, and a sea salt note that’s a little more pronounced than in the aroma. Drier and more bitter towards the middle, with coffee now calling the shots. But floral notes also emerge as one continues drinkign the beer. The finish has a light hoppy note over all the roasted malt and grain, and there’s a persistent salty note here and in the aftertaste as well. ***
Impressions: The term "oyster stout" refers to fishermen in the coastal towns of England who were fishing for oysters, then ate them while drinking stout. HERE, it also refers to actual fresh oysters that are added sometime during the brewing process [had such beers once or twice]. So that’s where the sea salt comes from (but it’s not obtrusive). Otherwise, a well-balanced, characterful coffee stout that will leave a lasting impression. SeniorZozo (1843) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2016
Vienna Craft Beer Fest 2015. Pour is close to black with a very small white head. Aroma and flavor of slight fruit, roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and a bit of salt. caribou43 (1024) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2017
I bought this bottle at Beerlovers in Vienna. I drank it with Fred in Lausanne. In my point of view, it is a nice stout, average, easy to drink for the beginners. The color is a nice deep black body, low carbonation for the style but it is normal, thin foam. The taste is overall dry, some oysters notes but it is not that strong that others oatmeal stout, roasted, malt, hop, a bit watery and dry finish.