Oesterstout - Scheldebrouwerij
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4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
Described by the brewery as filtered through oyster-shells, which is a little weird (I always appreciate weird). I was mildly surprised to see a stout on draft in the Netherlands, but the bar came highly recommended. It would have been a perfect experience WITH oysters, though there were none on the menu. Nonetheless, a very tasty stout, with nice dry tones and not much residual sugar.
03-25-2008 11:16:28 | More by lastauss
4.43/5 rDev +18.4%
This actually has become my home beer. One of a few I always make sure to have in my cellar. The others are for example Girardin Unfiltered, Rochefort 10 and Karmeliet. So you can imagine this must have the same quality and it does. Appearance and aroma are as to be expected. Notes of chocolate in the aroma, good looking. But the flavor is wonderful. Not exceptional, just wonderful. Chocolate, coffee, light roasted, sweet and a bit salty. A beer I can drink all evening.
02-11-2008 08:49:24 | More by johnnybravo
3.08/5 rDev -17.6%
A - Very, very dark brown. Almost black but not quite. A good inch or so of tan head that slowly falls away to a thin whisp on top.
S - A pretty strong port like aroma with some roasted malt.
T - The vinous, port comes through in the taste as well. Bit of an alcoholic kick. Some sweet caramel flavours come in at the back.
M - A full, smooth enough mouthfeel with low carbonation.
D - Alright beer but I wouldn't be going back straight away.
As others have said, it's a bit of a hybrid. A bit like a porter crossed with a belgian dubbel.
I don't know where the Oysters come into play. I was rather looking forward to an "Oyster Stout." No such luck here.
07-24-2007 10:26:59 | More by brendan13
3.15/5 rDev -15.8%
From a trade with Absumaster.
This dark ruby-red beer pours with a very large head. Nose is an unpleasant surprise, rather vinous, reminding me more of flemish sour ale or an old bottle of ale that has oxidized. Not sure what the deal is here, this is not the typical profile described.
Taste for some reason reminds me of wood, mildly roasted malt, a bit sour but a vast improvement on an unappealing nose. Still a hint of the sourness I found in the nose, but from what I have read this is not an expected part of the beer's profile.
Enjoyable to drink, hides the alcohol well.
01-04-2007 04:00:54 | More by dogfooddog
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
Mahogany brown to black with a big-bubbled head that settles down to a skim, but sticks around for a while.
Suprisingly little smell. Some dry roastyness and chocolate smell, maybe. Taste is unique. Chocolate, caramel, something unique in the aftertaste. Is that oyster? There seems to be a salty, slimy coating in the mouthfeel. Could be oyster, I guess. I wish I could read my notes for the drinkability, but apparantly I was a bit too drunk to write neatly. I did write 3.5, though!
07-12-2006 13:01:36 | More by DaveFL1976
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
This beer has been filtered on oyster shells, which should give the beer an extra-ordinary flavour. I cannot seem to taste any sea or saltiness.
Appearance: dark-brown/black beer, with a very small fine head
Smells of dark malt, chocolate very nice
Taste is dark, roasted malts, alcohol warming and maltbitter. It is more mild than the average stout. I can't seem to taste the oyster, and no sign of the chocolate which was very apparent in the smell.
Although this was a good beer, it was not a typical Stout, more a cross-over between a Dubbel and a Stout. I liked it!
02-17-2006 16:59:41 | More by Absumaster
United Kingdom (England)
2.88/5 rDev -23%
Got this bottle from the UTOBEER beer stall, Borough Market, London. BB date: 2006.
When is a stout called an oyster stout? I've had at least three bottles made with real oysters and according to some history facts it was meant to be brewed that way. This one, according to the beer label, is made of water, munich malt, caramel malt, roasted malt, Challenger and Goldings hops. No oyster is mentioned. So I must say I'm a bit let down by this fact and regret that I didn't carefully read the label when joyfully purchasing it...
A: in a broad-rimmed goblet, it pours a very dark chocolatey hue, with a thin tan head making a sharp, high-pitched fizzy sound like a soda or coke~~ the cap quickly sinks into the liquid and leaves just a thin carpet of loosely-formed bubbles.
S: doesn't smell much like a stout in many ways: the nose is very sweet, lots of caramel, with a touch of coconut; also very malty, with chocolatey as well as ripe dark fruity hints, but overall more in line with a strong dark lager, dark bock, or baltic porter kind of dark maltiness. Roastiness is very very very weak, if any. Overall the flavour is simplistic, thin, and sugary, showing one-dimensional characters unlike a traditional stout I'd place lots of expectation of, let alone an "oyster" stout... Or maybe "foreign stout" should be like this?
T: fizzy mouthfeel of sweet caramel maltiness, brown sugar, flat flavour of ripe dark fruits like black prunes (or preserved, sweetened version). Some dark sweet chocolates at the back, and a touch of licorice is felt on the sides of the tongue. More sugar and Chinese red-bean paste, almost like the aftertaste of a sweet Belgian dark ale. Quite good amount of alcohol comes hand in hand with the overall flavour. Little aftertaste apart from a faintly roasted nutty sweetness...
M&D: it's medium-full bodied, but tastes simply too light for the flavour, with lots of fizz on the palate in every sip; I can't say what style this beer means to be--it's quite mixed and has a bit of -Baltic porter, -Belgian dark ale, -dark bock... but a stout/oyster stout it is not (with due respect). With its slightly cloying profile, I don't even think it goes WITH oysters (as probably meant to be according to its inappropriate name). Not a bad beer in its own right, though, but to "review it within style" plus its overall price performance (cost me 2.7 pounds for such a small bottle), I wouldn't buy it again.
11-18-2005 04:49:45 | More by wl0307
3.03/5 rDev -19%
Black. No more. Brownish head. Correct stout appearance.
At the smell a lot o roasted, chocolate, chicory. Very intense. Not bad, but the alcohol is too noticeable.
The taste is similar, quite bitter, herbal. But here again, the alcohol is too strong and noticeable. At the end it can be a little boring.
Bitter chocolate, cocoa, dustiness. Quite smooth, in the end.
But the body is to thin to balance the rest.
Good bitter aftertaste, herbal, persistent.
08-28-2005 20:21:48 | More by stcules
3.48/5 rDev -7%
Best before end 06. Brewed for Bierkoning Amsterdam. Appearance is good head, brown colored and a black beercollor. Nose is sweet carramellic, litle roasty and freshmalty. Alcohol is noticable has fine good apricot& pineapple yeastarome. Taste is full malty, thick bodied and medium to sweet. Good carramellic and not overdone roast. Very salty that must have come from that sealshellfiltration(?) as it says on the label and is IMO no good for overal taste. Get more thirsty while drinking it and gives a salty haging mouthfeel. No bad brew but IMO to many salts& minerals for a beer.
07-27-2005 22:12:55 | More by paterlodie
Oesterstout from Scheldebrouwerij
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