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Oyster Stout - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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Oyster StoutOyster Stout

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BA SCORE
77
okay

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

chrishiker1409, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of sleazo
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A_Looks like a Guiness. Dark brown/black with a creamy tannish top.

S_Mild mineral notes Not much aroma

T_Slightly sweet with some roasted grains. A mineral/iodine note comes through as it warms. Aftertaste is mildly bitter with some chalk notes.

M_Typical nitro mouthfeel. Creamy with a low soft carbonation.

O_Decent enough but nothing to get excited about. Goes down smooth enough and was probably served too cold.

sleazo, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Drknight, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from .5liter bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a moderate head of thick, tan foam.
Aroma-Dark malt, chocolate notes
Taste-Creamy, chocolate malt, cocoa, subtle brininess. Classic English stout. Medium bodied, nice character and flavor.

hosehead83, Jul 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

fdig23, Jul 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

MIrvine, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Gorgeous appearance in the small goblet. Jet black, creamy beige head, and lacing like a milkshake down the glass. The taste is not much, which would seem to be the authentic style. Some caramel plus a mineral taste. Eventually some hop bitterness and a burnt malt flavor emerges.

Super creamy on the tongue with a satiny mouthfeel. Judging from other reviews, the nitro version is a huge improvement. Strangely delicate for such a black beer. A satisfying quaff for a lower-alcohol brew. On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. [notes from April 8, 2012 visit]

mactrail, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BeerTruck, Jul 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

acurtis, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
2.43/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: unique and chunky 500mL brown bottle, decent old-school label as well.

Appearance: body is heavy, unmoving black with a good thick and creamy head. Lovely.

Aroma: very light on the nose, almost unnoticeable. Sweet malts and dark fruits are there though.

Taste: very, very light, once again - almost unnoticeable again. Honestly, what's the point? Tiny amount of malts & stonefruits.

Aftertaste: disappears quickly - really not much flavour behind this beer.

Mouth feel: mid-range body with a very low carbonation. Somewhat buttery in feel too. I really think it could have used a bit more life from some more carbonation.

Overall: a truly disappointing beer - too light on flavour with a truly horrendous price tag equivalent to AU$110 for 24 x 330mL.

SmashPants, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is below average and a short ring of lacing is left.

2.75 S: Not a lot going on here, which is really disappointing. What's worse is there isn't a lot of "oyster" in this. Light roastiness, a touch of mineral, and that's about it.

3.25 T: Taste is also pretty underwhelming, but it's way better than the nose. Mild roastiness with an almost fruity earthiness going on. It's hard to put into words, but it is enjoyable. I can only assume it's partially the oyster shells. A bit buttery as well. It's not bad, but not what I wanted either.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Slippery mouthfeel.

3.0 D: It's okay, but nothing to write home about and not much of what you'd want in an oyster stout.

DavoleBomb, Jun 06, 2013
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2.44/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Stout o'clock once more. I'd seen this stout on the bottle shop shelves for quite a while now, but always brushed it off despite having a love for good stout. I'll try it later. I'm hungover. I don't have enough money. I can't be fucked. The list goes on and on. Finally, I decided to buy and try it and put to bed those constant voices reminding me of the stout I had never tried.

Serving Type: 500ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Black and opaque. Almost no light can be seen through it. The head is almost completely white. How intriguing!

Smell: Subtle chocolate, coffee and malt. It's surprising how light and inoffensive the smell is given the extreme darkness of the body. Rather disappointing actually.

Taste: Starts off with roasted malt, chocolate, thyme and some very gentle spiciness, but dies very quickly. I know it's a milk stout, but milk stouts should be more flavoursome than this.

Mouthfeel: Water water everywhere, but I want to drink a stout. It's watery. The only thing that enables this beer to survive utmost crucifixion is the creaminess of the head. But the body? A let down.

Overall: A very uneventful stout. Marston's Oyster Stout looks gorgeous, but fails to match the appearance in the drinking faculty. I wanted to love it, but it just wouldn't let me. Perhaps Simon and Garfunkel would've sung this if they were alcoholics; Marston's, you're breaking my heart, you're shaking my confidence in stout...

SpruceMoose, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ciocanelu, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

magpieken, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mattparsons, May 14, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A- pours dark brown/black with a small light tan foamy head with shirt retention

S- light fruity notes with just a touch of chocolate malt, sweet sugar

T- light and sweet malty notes with just a touch of roasted notes, fruity sweetness with a slightly salty finish, the finish is dry with a touch of mineral flavor

M- medium body, medium-high carbonation, foamy mouthfeel, smooth finish

O- I didn't dislike this beer, but it tasted nothing like a stout, so grading by the style I had to give it a low rating.

Treyliff, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's always funny to me when there's mention of "salty/briny" flavors in an Oyster Stout. This is brewed with shells, and there is no salt present at all. It's meant to be paired with oysters, but doesn't taste like them... all the power of suggestion.

Black body, thin cap of tan foam on top. Creamy surface texture.

Roasty aroma, some carob and mild coffee.

Flavors of roast malt, light bitterness, mild coffee again, not really chocolatey, maybe some dry unsweetened cocoa. Dry roasty aftertaste lingers. Light bodied, ample carbonation but it comes off a little watery in the finish. Overall it's alright but not something that's especially unique on it's own.

emerge077, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Nick_Foltz, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

zenithberwyn, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Oyster Stout from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
77 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.