RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Three Floyds / Half Acre Collaboration Oyster Stout

This roasty stout made with oyster sauce and shells is the latest collaboration with our friends at Half Acre Beer Company. So raise anchor and set your sails for flavor island. 38 IBU 5.6% ABV

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (2343) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bomber pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, and slightly nutty. Taste has a sweet and saltiness that is at first a little puckering, chocolate, salty caramel, sweet plum, and roasted malts. Yum!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark black with a a thick forming, khaki/off-white head. Some roast and a hint of saltiness. Nice body, flavorful. Toasted grains and a hint of hazelnuts. Dark cocoa, coffee, and a smooth, clean finish. Like most oyster stouts that I have had, the oyster isnt overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Tap at DLD12. Coffee, chocolate, and light seaweed/ocean aroma. Black color with minimal head. Sweet chocolate malt flavor with a light herbal hops finish. Smooth as silk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (2378) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to bauermj. Deep brown-black pour with huge, rocky tan head. Nose of cocoa, roasted malt, sweet soy sauce, and black olive. Flavor is a dry, acidic roast that is a little gamey on the tailend. Residual acidic roast. Somewhat slick mouthfeel. Pretty sub-par, in my opinion. Oyster components are detracting rather than adding complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle from Marias. Pours a deep black with a tannish creamy head. Lightly sweet with a hit of roast. Grassy hops, floral with a hint of cocoa as well. On tasting, there is a noted sweetness with a drying roast quality. Lots of floral hops lend a grassy note. Creamy mouthfeel with a solid malty quality. Pretty solid, if non-descript, stout. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2012 Auction winner. Drank with Stegosaurus. I admit, Iwas worried about a beer made with oyster sauce, but this beer was solid. A nice blend of chocolate, roast, earth and nut. A bitter dry roasted flavor. Nice work Floyds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
tap on DLD. coffee, milk chocolate, nuts. touch of plum. grainy, chewy body. good attenuation. tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9923) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Draft at DLD 12. Pours a deep, dark, mostly opaque brown color with a small, lasting beige head. Very smooth and roasty throughout- dry grains, nuts, toast, dark chocolate, and a little bit of saltiness. Light-medium bodied, smooth, roasty, and dry. Moderate carbonation. Well done oyster stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
On tap friday night at the brewpub pre-DLD 12.
Ive never had an oyster stout before trying this one. It looked great, with a dark brown body and a thick tan head that lasted forever. The aroma was dry with a subtle nutty roastiness . The flavor contained heavily roasted malts, chocolate, and a dry nutty mineral quality as well. There wasnt as much oyster/brine in there as I expected, which is I suppose is a good thing. A smooth, balanced, well done stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
On tap at DLD 12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is smooth dark chocolates with a nice sweetness and a good amount of roasts. Some earth, nuts, and a touch of salted caramel. Flavor is similar. Lots of roasts with a light coffee, smooth and rich chocolates, and earth. Another hint of salted caramel and some nuts as this finishes dry, earthy, roasty, and moderately bitter with a light chocolate sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really flavorful, solid stout. Lots of roasts, chocolate, and earth all balanced nicely while remaining very easy drinking. Good one.

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