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Oyster Stout - Upright Brewing Company

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 27
Gots: 11 | 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:
Originally formulated and brewed in late 2009 with Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing, this traditional British style stout uses both oyster liquor and whole oysters from Hama Hama Oyster Company in Washington, giving the full bodied and roasty beer a lightly savory character with a distinct mineral laden finish. 2012 World Beer Cup Bronze medal winner.

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DrBier, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mc4z, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

seldomseen, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

twelveinches, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

nmann08, May 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

deonreds, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of DefenCorps
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.

DefenCorps, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

FranzBC, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

slimntubbs, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Kurmaraja, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

AnchorsAndAxes, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Kopfschuss, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Skrypt, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Shmeal, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

djtomain, Sep 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

DJMonroe, Aug 30, 2013
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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.

mactrail, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

strongaf, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

PStriedl, Jun 29, 2013
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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.

draheim, Jun 27, 2013
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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.

papat444, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

schopenhauerale, May 27, 2013
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Oyster Stout from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.