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Oyster Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Oyster StoutOyster Stout

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399 Ratings

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 17
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-29-2002

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3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.89):
Dark mahogany brown with a half centimetre tall head that is an light, tan brown and creamy looking with good retention.

Rich with a lot of dark chocolate and strong coffee notes with some roasted barely coming through as well. This is followed by a creamy, milk chocolate smell and some sweetness that is complimented by some light vanilla and fruits such a cherry and blackcurrant.

Sweet with the milk chocolate from the nose taking more of a front seat here along with some sugar and a creamy, roasted malt taste. There is a hint of the oysters that give the beer its name and some hints of cocoa as you get to the middle. The finish features some coffee and is rounded off with a slightly smoked taste, a touch of bitterness and some fruits.

Smooth and creamy throughout, this one was naturally dry given the style. Quite sweet and with a good balance on top of a light medium body, the beer is one that goes down well.

Good balance and some nice sweetness on top of the traditionally dark flavours. Without being a stand out in this one was definitely one of the better dry stouts I have tasted and was particularly good for an oyster stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: For a stout, I expect something a bit more than this - here, we have a translucent coffee brown liquid capped by a quickly fading ecru head; some decent lacing picks the score up a notch

Smell: Chocolate with a caramel edge; underneath, there is a mineral quality that comes, I presume from either the water, the oysters, or both

Taste: At first, the taste is dominated by roast (a hint of smoke) and chocolate, with a blend of berry fruit and mint making an appearance, in the middle; the briny minerality of the oysters adds another dimension, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin in the mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation

Overall: I seem to like this beer a lot more than others around here as I have found a surprising range of flavors in the mix

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle.

Appearance: deep brown with a thin, but dense khaki head.

Nose: Lots of very bitter chocolate, over-roasted coffee, chocolate-covered raspberries and creamy vanilla.

Taste: Toasty bread and bitter chocolate dominate. There's an accent of mint and vanilla bean as well. The oysters are noticeable in the finish here, as a bit of west coast oyster sweetness surrounded in charcoal smoke.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin and bubbly. Would have expected the oysters to contribute a denser body.

Overall: A great, classic-in-style oyster stout.

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Oyster Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.