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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman torched most of the Confederate South on his 1864 March to the Sea, but his swath of destruction met its end when he came upon the lovely city of Savannah, GA. Overcome by its beauty and bounty, tough old Sherman presented an unscathed Savannah to President Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas gift.

Service Brewing Co. honors the 16th president of these United States with a beer based on one of Lincoln’s other favorite gifts—the kind that come from the sea. Lincoln’s Gift is a sweet stout brewed with locally harvested May River oysters, giving this traditional dark beer a slightly briny character.

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oobawa (1931) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Not bad for the style, with a promising briny streak on the back end but lacking a good, rich, formidable stout for the oysters to complement. Dark roasted malt notes with chocolate undertones and layers of dark fruit and anise are nice, as is the salt that comes through in the finish, but needs a bit more body to be great. Biggest drawback is the lifeless pour, coming out thin and brown-black with a brief fizzy head and no lace. Otherwise, a serviceable stout that borders on being very good. Tastes better than it rates.

djd07 (16465) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2017
On tap at GABF. Pours black with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roast cocoa? Medium body roasted malt. cocoa, licorice, light dry finish, good.

Travlr (26951) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Draft at Craft. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt espresso and toast. Taste is burnt toast and coffee. OK.

geologyguy (1693) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Very dark Stout smell...taste is a bit too bitter and that’s all it really has...one dimentional..... coffee bitterness....gets more harsh with time....had at art bat with john

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2017
Poured from the tap at Service brewery in Savannah, GA. The appearance is a clear black color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate thrown in. The taste is perfection. Great blend of malt, coffee and chocolate. I love oyster stouts and this is the best that I have had.

jredmond (8965) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle shared with Linh and Scarlett in Madison, GA. Pours a deep brownish black body with spotty off white lacing. Nose is soft roast and milk/lactose character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch chewy with earthy roast.

aracauna (3734) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
This is the best I’ve had from Service. A roasty dry stout with a slight salty note in the finish. I’d drink this again.

Cybercat (6444) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Pours opaque coffee brown with a thick and persistent tan head. Aroma presents typical roast malt, coffee, chocolate and molasses tones plus just a hint of oyster. Flavor features roast malt, chocolate, coffee, oyster and molasses tones. Mouthfeel body seems thin for a stout, and fizz is not exceptional. That, however, is the beer’s weakest point - and big deal. "No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens." - Abraham Lincoln

drfabulous (9026) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draught at Leon’s. Dark body. Light mouthfeel with some creamy texture and slight brine. Ok.

drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2015
11/24/15. Craft on Draft. Black pour with a small tan head. Mild aroma, chocolate, coffee, soil, pale malts. Okay flavor, chocolate, coffee, creamy. Not getting much of an oyster sense at all... literally or minerally or anything. Otherwise not a bad stout.

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