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Oyster Stout - Upright Brewing Company

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Oyster StoutOyster Stout

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88
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 27
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Oyster Stout - Brewed in collaboration with Jason McAdam... using an old English method of incorporating oysters into the kettle."

Hops: magnum, ahtanum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, chocolate wheat, black
Unmalted: black barley, rolled rye
Also: oyster juice, whole oysters
Yeast: Scottish ale

First Bottle Release - February 2010
Second Bottle Release - February 2011

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-24-2010)
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle shared with friends and poured into several snifters. The brew streams brown as it comes out of the bottle and rests in the glass darker towards black. A solid 4 fingers of fluffy mocha head rest atop with solid retaining power. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves some patchy lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma of this brew is pretty wicked. Thoughts of brine, olives and the seashore/bay are unmistakeable. Quite oceanic to say the least with a fishy nose coupled with minerals and cocoa. The roast of the grain imparts notes of coffee and a bit of earth. Some almost milk chocolately notes are present as it warms up.

The flavor is roasty from the grain with a taste of bitter chocolate, coffee and some earthen to mineral aspects. The bitterness tastes like freshly pulled shots of espresso. A bit of dark fruity quality like raisins and burnt sugar or molasses. Almost a nutty to milk chocolate aftertaste. It is surprising how much the nose is ocean-like but the flavor really only picks that up in the mineral aspect.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest to higher level of carbonation. It starts off really fishy and transitions to more of a classic mineral feel. Plenty of roast and seemingly no alcohol inclusion. I thought this brew was mighty interesting. Sometimes I think oyster stouts are just a novelty and hardly include enough to impart that thicker/slick feel to the body. This brew nearly takes the oyster inclusion over the edge. I liked it and wouldnt mind having it again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 14:52:07 | More by stakem
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery.

Pouring black with a dense brown head, this looks great. The nose is great. Roasty with a coffee and chicory aroma, salty and mildly mineraly, some grainy acidity, an unsweetened cocoa character and a hint of dark brown sugar and cream are present. A touch of fruit is also present, likely from the yeast, with maybe pear?

Opening medium light in body with a prominent roasty note, a grainy acidity that has flavors of coffee and cocoa, burnt caramel and a mildly briny and moderate chalky calcium flavor. The blend of chalk and brine is excellent here. Drying on the finish with a creamy dark chocolate character to go with the lingering acidity, this beer is delicious.

Serving type: growler

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Florida

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Washington

5/5  rDev +25.9%

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mactrail

Washington

2.35/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Really dark brown in the New Belgium snifter with plenty of beige foam. The smell is like old fruit with a metallic touch. Adequate carbonation.

Surprisingly dry with a flat chalky sensation. Sourish fermenting fruit with a lot of burnt taste. Maybe I just have bad luck with these Upright brews. I've only really like one of them, and this makes two that seem like they are on their way to being devoured by bacteria.

No date on this, but the Upright website shows this as one of their current beers. Eleven dollar drainpour for me. From the 750 ml bottle bought yesterday at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 06:15:43 | More by mactrail
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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draheim

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL into a snifter. Pours a deep black w/ a thick creamy mocha head that settles to a thin film and collar, some traces of lace left behind.

Aroma is deep and roasty, rich. Chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts. Clean and precise. As it warms, there's a more earthy, briny quality as well.

Taste is roasty, chalky with a bitter finish. Chocolate/dry cocoa, straight espresso with minerally/metallic twang. Earthy, unique.

Mouthfeel is extremely dry and chalky with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall a surprising, enjoyable twist on a stout. I didn't know quite what to expect here and I'm still not sure how the oysters factor in. I didn't distinctly taste oyster in this beer (or at least how I expected I might), but there is a certain briny, minerally quality that suggests their influence. Well done, Upright.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 04:27:21 | More by draheim
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for this.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Appearance: A very dark brown body with a milky, light brown head that almost looks like a nitro pour. Thick head and lasts a good, long time.

Smell: Rich cocoa powder, a bit of charcoal, salty.

Taste: Definitely has a mineral/salty quality which i guess comes from the oysters. A different vibe than your usual stout. Good chocolate flavor, dried cherries & nuts and very creamy in flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thick in the finish, midway is medium but it really coats well with a low lying grittiness to even things out.

Overall: Oysters give this stout a lighter feel but it's a solid ale nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 11:10:47 | More by papat444
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

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Oyster Stout from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.