Oyster Stout - Marston's PLC
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by John_Henry:
3.03/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
03-26-2013 18:03:28 | More by John_Henry
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev +4.9%
(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.
06-25-2013 11:17:48 | More by rhoadsrage
United Arab Emirates
2.55/5 rDev -22.5%
Pours into an almost black, with a creamy cappuccino white-brown head.
Malty - some soapy notes, but not unpleasant.
Very light with some bitter notes [not very hoppy]. Bitterness prevails for quite some time. Not a taste bomb...
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...
10-01-2011 02:23:48 | More by opalchemist
3.08/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
01-16-2012 22:48:25 | More by puboflyons
3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
05-31-2013 04:03:34 | More by soju6
Oyster Stout from Marston's PLC
77 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.