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Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster StoutAbita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout

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very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Oyster Stout is made with pale, caramel, roasted, and chocolate malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. The flavors of toffee and chocolate are prevalent but not overpowering. The beer is hopped with Willamette hops. Since the beer gets so much flavor from the malts there is not a lot of hop flavor. There is just enough bitterness to compliment the sweetness of the malt. Finally, freshly shucked LA oysters were added to the boil. The salt from the oysters gives the beer a more intense aroma and mouthfeel.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 10-13-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

jonathaniler, Mar 14, 2013
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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.

MrHassellYaHurd, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

TimoP, Mar 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

TwoForty, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

thinwhiteduke, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

GraniteGuru, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

jplopez21, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

rfdeen2, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

aflies, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Eric908, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mixed_master7, Feb 16, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Served at the Half Shell Oyster House, Gulfport, MS

A: Black with a half finger tan head that settled nicely. Significant lacing.

S: Nothing right away. As it warmed, I picked up smokey chocolate malts.

T: Follows nose with a dash of salt on the end. Let this one warm up for maximum taste. The smokey malts really shine. Smooth. Sweet. Robust. A dash of caramel. More regular than imperial.

M: Medium with chewy carbonation.

O: One of Abita's better offerings. And a great deal at $2 a glass during happy hour. Went well with my shrimp and oyster po-boy.

brewskifan55, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

animal69, Feb 11, 2013
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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.

tubeyes, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Feb 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Texasfan549, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

OldTime, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Dwtucker90, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wceaton, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tjmodica, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

kjkinsey, Jan 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

HeadyTheElder, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kingmaker, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

injuredreserve, Jan 25, 2013
Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.