dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014 dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy SantosLHalper. Pours black with brown, rimming fizzy head. Tobacco and figs, chocolate covered raisins and cherry. Tobacco and chocolate, gamey venison, cherry, dry roast. Mldly astringent.
From a 500ml bottle into a snifter. This one is about a year and a half+ old but I’m trying to go through some bottles in my cellar. Wasn’t too thrilled about trying a beer brewed with snail shells... but what the heck. Pours a medium blackish brown. Moderate head which dissipates fairly quickly to mostly nothing. Moderate, mineraly aroma with mild coffee. Mouthfeel is actually very light; very porter-like. Way too much carbonation though. Taste is mild roast with lots of minerals, some mild dark fruit, decaf coffee and chalk. Teeeeeeensy bit of alcohol but barely. Pleasantly surprised by this one. No taste of sea shells at all... possibly a bit of salt but that’s it. hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is both roasty and rooty – charred oak and sassafras. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is roasty and lightly acidic with a hint of cinnamon. Finishes singed and tangy with lingering spice-rack spiciness. I picked up no mollusks in this beer. Bottle courtesy of landhoney! Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2013
samplat at the HF bottle share, thanks for whoever brought it!! This is a great oyster stout, i like the idea, these guys have a unique subtle brewing style that works very well with many different styles. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle shared from Bruce. Aroma of salty mineral, chocolate, roasted coffee, and slight vanilla. Pours black but thin looking with a humungous head. Took a while for the head to go down. Taste was nice with a salty chocolate covered pretzel taste. Slight brine notes and good coffee roast. Mouthfeel was a little thin but still roasty. Easily the best escargo stout I’ve ever tasted. jcartamdg (3470) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours jet black with a big brown head. Aroma of Saison yeast, roast and chocolate. Taste is slightly tart and peppery, mineral notes with some roast. Slightly thin with a lot of carbonation. Very interesting beer. I don’t think I’ve had anything like it.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2013
The nose is so nice but cant describe it. Nice carbonation. Taste of chocolate, brine and coffee. jtclockwork (16685) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Bottle shared by Joel. Pours black with tan head. Nose is brine, cocoa, steamed chocolate and steamed mussels. Taste is similar, less mussels. Very delicate on the palate. Slightly Lighter than Medium body. AdamChandler (5081) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
Thanks Jean! Glad I get to try this one. Enjoyed at Cellar Temp in a stemmed wine glass
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
A - Murky, almost black appearance. Impossible to see through but some light brown / amber edges. 4 finger head on a slow pour..looks like this one is bottle conditioned.
S - Big roasted barley character, a slight bit of chocolate and an even slighter level of smokiness. Has a slight brett nose which wasn’t expected but always nice.
T - Start is a roasted malts and slight cookie dough taste. Hint of cherries and coffee at the center. Finish is a smoky bitterness with burnt oak
M - Very soft up front but has a chalky finish. Nice overall level of carbonation.
O - Quite possibly the closest beer I’ve ever had to Everett with only one downside and that’s the smokiness at the finish sticks around for a very long time. Without that, it would be a great porter but I wouldn’t call this one a stout.
Thanks, Moll. Served side by side in Tired Hands and Stillwater wine glasses. The latter finally in my possession courtesy of drabmuh. Thanks, Matt!!
Slight mineral character with roast and mild chocolate. Mineral fairly heavy in flavor with a bit of earth. Very mild leather. Travlr (25182) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown color, brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of subtle cocoa. Taste is earthy cocoa.