Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Smells like murphys stout exactly. The color is dark. No head retention....at all. Tastes very similar to murphys but carbonated. Heavy on coffee taste and bitter dry coffee taste at the end. A slight sweetness exists but goes away quickly. I was surprized i tought i was gonna taste oyeters but if they exist it would be in the aftertaste but hard to pinpoint. Its a light bodied stout i was also surprised. It has medium carb. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Exceptionally smooth, pours beautifully, tastes awesome. My first Tate of powerhouse brew. Can’t wait to try more. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Black with big, foamy, beige head, good legs / Dry nose of roast barley, coffee / Medium to full body, creamy, some sweetness, excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, pine, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, salt water / A beautifully balanced stout. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
This glass of draft beer came from the Porterhouse brewpub across the street from Trinity College In the glass it was black but when held up to the light showed to be a dark garnet red. Big tan head. Really thick and sticky lacing. Nose of roasted malts. Bold body and a really creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts, and while i could not detect oysters, there is something unique in the flavor. Nice bitter finish. Really good beer. Loved this one. AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at the Fraunces Tavern in NYC. Black hue, zero visibility with 1 finger thick frothy light khaki head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Light bitter chocolate malt up front with a light malt and salty finish. This was a super thick stout which was awesome in my opinion. Creamy mouthfeel. The second one was evern better.
Gangstergafje (1358) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Almost black color, but when seen with a light behind it a ruby red color can be distinguished. On top of the beer there is s creamy white foam head. The beer looks perfect. The smell is nice, you can smell the roster hops. The taste is also delicious. There are the aromas of perfectly roasted hops and some chocolate tones. After a few sips the smell unveils its hoppy notes. It is brewery perfection. ogivlado (8328) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 15, 2007
On tap at the Pianeta Birra, Rimini, Italy.
Finn (8305) - 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 (1389) - 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.