sulawang (1197) - - OCT 18, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 5 years). Hefty bottle. Pours jet black-brown with a small 1mm head, a thin layer of bubbly retention, barely visible scattered micro slow streams.
raphael (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Nose: dark fruity malts (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: creamy-crisp-thicker, sweet dark malt impression
Mid-palate: milky-creamy mocha, (lvl-5-sweetness), sweet roasted dark malt, oyster-fishy sour undertones, prune-dark fruit, nutty
Finish: roasted coffee exhale, lingering bittersweet malty roast
Summary: A very bold and rich sweet stout with big dark fruit and roasted coffee notes, with the oysters seeming to add creamy depth a touch of salty-sour backdrop to an excellent base.
I love oysters, I like Upright, I don’t like the majority of stouts, heavy imperial ones are among my favorite brews. So I tried this. Am i smelling oysters, not sure, dark coffee, brown sugar. surprising light on the palate, flavor also a little watery though still the roast, some molasses, a hint of sweet and salty. clean finish, drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Draught at brewery. Dark and roasty with chocolate and a low brine taste. Nice overall. andrewje41 (4260) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft 12 oz pour at Special Brews. Pours black with a heavily active tan fizz head. Mold roast aroma. Expected this to be wildly aromatic, but my expectations are usually random and unfitting. Flavor is roasted, almost pure smoked malt, with a slight salty finish. Smoked meat reminder palate. I’d prefer trying this without knowledge of the product, to see if I notice the oysters, or if I just notice them now because I know it’s there. Overall an intriguing, interesting stout. Fun and tasty. Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
Draft at the brewery.
A: Purely black with a creme color head. Some lacing.
N: Brine, milk chocolate, coffee, lactose, some vanilla, and earth. The oysters show up in the aforementioned brine, and the smell of the sea. There’s also a bit of meatiness here.
T: Quite sweet, a bit salty, and not bitter.
M: Medium, slick body, a bit of alcohol, soft carbonation.
O: Tasty as always. Not nearly as weird as it sounds - the oystering really complements this one.
nealblind (1977) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2016
Red brown some tan head. Aroma hickory, sweet wood chesnuts. Tastes smokey, sweet mesquite. BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. nose is cocoa roast malts some light brine notes. Taste is more of the roast malts some sweetness and the nice brine mineral touch from the oysters. gnoff (10986) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
On June 19, 2015. At The Alibi Room, in Vancouver, British Columbia.fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Black color, brown head. Malty, sweet, some cocoa taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.
Draught at Alibi Room, VancouverFerris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Black color, brownish contact head. Roasted malt aroma. The mouthfeelin is rather dry but also very smooth; the roasted malt flavor is nice and not ashy, it comes with some sourness from the malts, no evident iodine or salt or fishy, luckily. Clean. Balanced.
Draft - Rich dark syrupy chocolate and roast. Bitter chocolate, briny and some bitter coffee in the finish. Not bad.