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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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BA SCORE
86
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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jonathaniler

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-14-2013 02:16:42 | More by jonathaniler
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

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
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-09-2013 05:24:23 | More by TimoP
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TwoForty

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.2%

03-04-2013 21:32:58 | More by TwoForty
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-04-2013 02:50:53 | More by thinwhiteduke
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GraniteGuru

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

03-03-2013 21:01:00 | More by GraniteGuru
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-01-2013 04:16:52 | More by jplopez21
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rfdeen2

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

02-24-2013 20:31:46 | More by rfdeen2
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-19-2013 14:11:03 | More by aflies
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-19-2013 03:15:00 | More by Eric908
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-18-2013 19:03:38 | More by DIPAFAN
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-16-2013 19:55:32 | More by mixed_master7
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

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.

02-11-2013 19:49:24 | More by brewskifan55
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-11-2013 15:09:51 | More by animal69
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tubeyes

Texas

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
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-05-2013 07:15:57 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-05-2013 04:07:43 | More by Texasfan549
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-01-2013 22:25:26 | More by OldTime
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-31-2013 23:47:25 | More by Dwtucker90
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wceaton

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-31-2013 21:12:26 | More by wceaton
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tjmodica

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-30-2013 23:00:24 | More by tjmodica
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-29-2013 00:04:53 | More by kjkinsey
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

01-28-2013 03:29:00 | More by HeadyTheElder
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2013 00:43:39 | More by kingmaker
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-25-2013 00:03:54 | More by injuredreserve
Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.