Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout - Abita Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
Nice pitch black color. Dark brown edges. Nice light brown lace.
Salty, briny aroma with a nice roast and chocolate.
Chocolate, roasted malts and a salty finish.
Not sure what they mean by imperial, but I don't think it's an imperial stout. It's medium at best, but nice and creamy.
This is a great oyster stout... Andygator is bottled due to the Abita homebrew contest... so this homebrew contest winning brew, being miles better than the gator, deserves it's spot as a big bottled Abita brew.
Come on Abita!!!
10-13-2011 02:40:36 | More by EgadBananas
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
A: The beer is near black in color but has traces of dark amber when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin off white layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of oysters in the nose along with notes of roasted malts.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts and toffee along with hints of sweetness and chocolate. There is a bit more maltiness compared to other oyster stouts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink and goes down smoothly.
11-05-2011 23:43:20 | More by metter98
3.55/5 rDev -7.6%
Poured into a pint glass pitch black, with a creamy off-white head.
Smells of sweet toasty malts, and dark caramel.
The taste is of burnt and roasted barley with a peppery bite of carbonic acid. The backbone of this brew is a sweet an syrupy flavor with similar caramel notes to the aroma. Medium-thick body with a viscous and silky mouthfel.
Good, but lacks depth.
03-10-2013 02:43:17 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
3.86/5 rDev +0.5%
Abita Oyster Stout
A Black in color, tan head, good lacing
S Faint chickory coffee
T Pretty good chocolate milky malty goodness.
M Creamy mouthfeel, nice chickory aftertaste.
O Very pleased, creamy and delicious but not overbearingly heavy, which would be good if one wasn't into the heavies. Had on tap at Frillys in Denton.
02-11-2013 02:55:23 | More by tubeyes
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
Abita Oyster, 32-oz growler bought at Whole Foods Bowery in NYC for $6.99.
Appearance: My assertive pour produces a massive three-finger head that promptly recedes into a regular one-finger head. Shiny soapy bubbles, beautiful. Good retention.
Smell: This is the one oyster stout that really has got the brininess. I wish I could have an oyster right now and I would dip it in the beer! Roastiness abounds, and also bitter coffee.
Taste: More of the same, with an intensified coffee taste and some chocolate but less of the oyster aspect. As it warms up, it becomes more interesting and flavorful, but it still falls flat at the end and way short of being an "Imperial". Sugar and coal around the edges.
Mouthfeel: If this were a regular stout, it would be alright. But Imperial? Average body, watery thin, medium flavor. Not dry, though, which I appreciate in a stout.
Overall: The oyster is well done, and this sure drinks well. But otherwise... a little bland. Although I guess I should expect this from Abita!
11-05-2011 03:51:24 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.