Oyster Stout - Marston's PLC

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Oyster StoutOyster Stout

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BA SCORE
78
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: anakar on 08-27-2011

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by John_Henry:
Photo of John_Henry
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark rich looking stout, with a fairly dark head that soon fades.

S: Very little aroma, but if you really strain you get some roast malts.

T: Roast malts, a little chocolate, slight malt sweetness and a very light hop bitterness.

M: Pretty smooth with a little bight from the carbonation, no oil or lasting hop notes, perhaps a slight maltiness, really not at all creamy.

O: Really rather disappointing. Considering this is a highly regarded beer, not least of all being a 'Brewing Industry International Gold Medal Winner'. Having said that, this is very drinkable, and could make an easy drinking session beer. Just not that tasty, even a little watery.

More User Reviews:
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a bubbly dark tan thin head that fades away and a racing carbonation that shows up at the surface.

S- The light black coffee roasted malt aroma has a hint of cola in the finish.

T- The mellow rich black malt has a dry roasted black grain note in the finish with a berry ester note and some roasted notes lingering after the finish. There is a watery taste that grows with a tangy taste in the finish and a phenolic band-aid hint grows in there aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz that covers a lot of the flavor in the finish.

O- The flavor scrubbing fizz and the off flavors are the only dimensions to the malt flavor and they are a bit odd. I don’t think the off flavors are related to the oysters but they just don’t compliment any of the malt flavors.

Photo of DiUr
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a pretty beige head which leaves some lacing. Smell is not even present until it warms, and is one of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, with the fruity character a bit too hidden. Taste follows the aroma; the smoothness and bitterness are well balanced and while it goes down easy, it is still a bit plain and watery. Smooth and drinkable anyway.

The aromas keep growing as i write, but this is not exciting at all. Might have it again, if not better dark ales available.

Photo of opalchemist
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance:
Pours into an almost black, with a creamy cappuccino white-brown head.

Nose:
Malty - some soapy notes, but not unpleasant.

Taste:
Very light with some bitter notes [not very hoppy]. Bitterness prevails for quite some time. Not a taste bomb...

Overall:
Not a really bad beer - but overall it has a lack of character and taste. Not sure, what they mean, that it is good with oysters... maybe because it is so light in taste?

No offensive taste - well maybe because it doesn't have a lot of taste...

Photo of puboflyons
3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the 500 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 16, 2012. It pours close to black with ruby red hues and a long-lasting tan head. The aroma does little to make me think it is a stout. There are dark grainy malts, some vague fruit, and maybe a slight hop crispness but it is all very subtle. The body is thin. As for the taste, I get little that makes me think of a stout. It is more like a Heineken Dark with an off-dry finish. This goes down quickly though.

Photo of soju6
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a black color with a nice tan head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malts, bit of chocolate with a hint of spice.

T: Taste of roasted malt, bit of chocolate with a mild sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Moderate body, smooth creamy and rich in texture. decent balance.

O: Enjoyable stout that goes down easy.

Photo of Roman_V
3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not bad Stout, aroma and taste are not bright, negative feelings are absent. Very drinkable, it's perfect in the heat to avoid thirst.

Photo of DevoSmooth39
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Pitch black but not too thick. Smooth finish as well.

Photo of mrfrancis
2.69/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a jet black with a creamy, lingering khaki mousse.

S: Unpleasant aromas of sulfur and salty brine almost completely drown out a just barely detectable caramel scent. This is by far one of the most unpleasant smelling stouts I've run across.

T: Notes of saltwater taffy, roasted grain, heavy cream, vanilla bean, caramel, minerals, and molasses are pronounced. The finish is slight with saltwater taffy and caramel flavors.

M: Light-bodied, slick, and oily. Carbonation is rather weak for the style. Not particularly drinkable.

O: This is a very mediocre oyster stout. Both nose and the palate are very unrefined; everything just seems out of whack. This one is quite crude and really needs some work to be drinkable.

Photo of MrCharlieMops
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Jet black in a standard pint glass but when held to the light ruby tones are visible. When poured produces a thick, bubbly light brownish head which quickly dissolves and leaves a slight bit of lacing down the side of the glass.
Aroma: Roasted, burnt, malty and grainy.
Taste: Sweet, burnt and syrup like with an aftertaste that reminds me of blackcurrant. Possible fruity flavour due to hops? Not too carbonated, medium bodied which isnt too sweet or bitter and not very milky or creamy. Good stout for those who aren't a fan of the more bitter tasting stouts.
Overall: enjoyable stout which is easy to gulp down - Could easily sink a pint of this without feeling too bloated and the taste is smooth.

Photo of anakar
2.43/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's just OK, picked it up because the name "Oyster Stout" caught my eye, nothing sea-ish about it... just a not-so-good stout

App: Pours a very black liquid, with a bit of bubbles in it and a white-brown head

Smell: Nothing to talk about, the smell of a stout, kinda Guinness, kinda Murphy's kinda nothing special

Taste: See smell, sorry

Mouth: now here's the catch... it ain't smooth like any good and proper stout, it's much more like a coke of a beer, carby, tasty but fairly carby

Not very recomended although it's quite cheap

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Oyster Stout from Marston's PLC
78 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.