Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by FishGetter:
3.58/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Mostly dark, brown/black color. Light barley able to show through when held up to the light. Thick, frothy mocha head fades to a thin ring around glass.
Fresh toasted grain coffee nose. Some bitter chocolate. Burnt wood aromas too. Good nose but lacks variety.
Toasted grain flavor alter between black coffee and bitter chocolate. Some faint hop bitterness creeps at end. Maybe some hints of brine mixed in too.
Mouthfeel possibly the best part of this brew. Smooth feel that builds thick and heavy with aggitation. Some saltie/ hoppy resins linger in mouth.
Pleasant offering here. Drink lacks a bit in diversity. A little too much dark toasted grain flavor. Save the money on oysters and add some oats. More of a gimmic than anything.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2010 14:34:48 | More by FishGetter
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3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another brew that survived my wreck! Served from bottle into New Belgium globe. Poured dark reddish brown with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and subtle brine. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, earth, and very subtle brine. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. If you handed this to me blind I doubt I would have been able to tell you it was an oyster stout if I'm honest. The brine is there in a way, but it is so subtle it is almost non-existent. The other aspects going on here were not too bad however. Definitely easy to drink and decently enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2013 22:44:24 | More by thagr81us
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
84 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.