Oyster Stout - Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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3.25/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
08-07-2013 11:48:45 | More by sleazo
3.44/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
07-28-2013 17:21:30 | More by hosehead83
3.55/5 rDev +5.3%
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]
07-13-2013 17:20:17 | More by mactrail
2.43/5 rDev -27.9%
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.
06-17-2013 10:09:06 | More by SmashPants
3.13/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
06-06-2013 01:44:34 | More by DavoleBomb
2.44/5 rDev -27.6%
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...
05-26-2013 14:09:55 | More by SpruceMoose
2.75/5 rDev -18.4%
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.
04-20-2013 03:35:42 | More by Treyliff
3.49/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
03-31-2013 21:35:44 | More by emerge077
3.68/5 rDev +9.2%
Pours am opaque deep brown with garnet highlights and a frothy, tan, one inch head that slowly dissipates, leaving thick sheets of lacing.
Roast malt, iron, a light fruity note, and a hint of floral hops form the aroma.
Tinny roast malt, coffee, and minerals form the initial flavor, with lightly charred breadcrust, nutty caramel malt, and dark cherries rounding out the profile. Floral hops and chocolate become pronounced as it warms.
Body is a tad light and somewhat creamy, with low carbonation.
Not a bad stout, albeit a little light on roast character. Minerally, which I believe will pair well with shellfish.
01-05-2013 12:53:50 | More by barczar
Oyster Stout from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
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