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Oyster Stout - Marston's PLC

Not Rated.
Oyster StoutOyster Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.19
pDev: 35.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marston's PLC visit their website
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of DiUr
3.38/5  rDev +6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of opalchemist
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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...

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3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.13/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soju6
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of John_Henry
3.03/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of -steve-
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like the looks of this beer. Dark, opaque with a pleasant brown head. I can't tell what I'm tasting in this beer. Although clearly a stout in the Guiness style as there is no roasted flavors. Lightly hopped and at 4.5% it goes down well.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle served just above fridge temperature into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Purchased for about $3.50 CDN. Best before July 25, 2016.

Appearance - the darkest of dark brown beers. Pours a nice finger of tan head with excellent head retention. The head is also quite creamy looking.

Smell - quite subdued, some vague graininess and a hint of earthy characteristics followed by a smattering of coffee grains.

Taste - thin, slightly earthy flavor, some vague nods towards coffee and a lingering thin bitterness. A little bit of caramel malt shows through as it warms.

Mouthfeel - a bit thin for a stout, carbonation is a bit on the high end but still makes this smooth and very easy drinking, but lacks the robust body of many stouts, not that I was expecting this to be heavy either.

Overall - certainly not bad, but flavours and aromas aren't too big, even as far as English stouts go. Good enough to be considered a nice option for someone who wants a "stout light". Worth a shot, but don't expect to be blown away.

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Oyster Stout from Marston's PLC
78 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.