CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Growler shared by hopdog on 10/25/08: Opaque black with a stringy-lacing tan head. Aroma of lightly roasty semi-sweet dark malts and a touch of earthy sea-salt character. Body has decent fullness and light sweetness with a pleasant semi-dry roasty flavor before a drier slightly earthy bitter finish. A pretty enjoyable and true to style oyster stout. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Growler shared by Hopdog. Not really sure what to say about this one. This was one of the strangest beers I have had. I really did not enjoy this and I need to remember to possibly try it again if it comes around again or make sure I stay away from it. Not sure which one yet. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
From growler, shared by hopdog. Pours a flat black body with a nice creamy and foamy brown head. Nice retention. Very nice roasty nose with some briney oyster shell and ocean breeze, nice coffee, and a little chocolate. The flavor is roasty with coffee and burnt malt, and a very unusual briney salt laced finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Nice slightly clingy lingering finish. Pretty darn good, I like the mix of roast and saltiness, it reminds me of eating seafood at the shore. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Sample from a growler. Rich cloudy chocolate black body. Dry bakers chocolate and salty toast throughout, from the somewhat parched and stale (in a good way) nose, to the creamy but dry (opposite of sweet) oily texture on the back. Very good. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with beerbill (thanks!). Poured a dark brown (almost black) color with a samller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and had a light bitter coffee finish.
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/03/2008GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: rich dry roasted aroma with a touch of caramel sweetness,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, just a touch of balancing sweetness, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Growler shared by kp at the Brick Store.
Pours dark, dark brown with a tan head that lingers for a little while but leaves no lacing. The aroma is dominated by roasted malts and chocolate with the sweetness coming out even more as it warmed. The taste is heavier on the roasted malt side of things with a little chocolate and coffee in the there as well. The mouthfeel is very smooth with good carbonation. I enjoyed this one and it’s a very good sessionable stout. Thanks again to kp for sharing this one. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2008
On tap at SPH. Arrived at the table black with a moderate brown head that faded to a ring after the first quarter of the glass and left a partial coating of lace with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of mocha and roasted malt with the mocha being more dominant. The flavor is more heavily influenced by the roasted malt, with barely a hint of the mocha that is so noticeable in the aroma. There is also a bit of cardboard in the flavor as well. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. A very solid stout. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Tap @ SPH. Pours a dark brown with a barely-there tan head that was quickly not there at all. Aroma is roasted malt, slight smoke, and slight slight hops. Flavor is complex, with roasted malt coming to the fore in the beginning, dissolving into chocolate and coffee notes with a barely detectable salt characteristic. These guys make better stouts than this (cough, Russian Imperial, cough), but this one is not bad at all. LilBeerDoctor (4147) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
On tap at SPH. Pours a dark brown with no real head. Aroma of roast, roasted meats, and smoke. Flavor is surprisingly rich: rich sweet roasted malt. Some smoked meats too. Quite delicious, nice smooth palate. Very good.