Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by Rchap1:
3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a poor man's pint. Poured plenty dark, not much light getting through with a deep brown hue. The smell is pretty light, but you do get a little hint of the ocean from it. On the taste, There's some strong carbonation that really brings a lot of coffee flavor to the front. You don't get any of the oyster flavor until you've swallowed, it just kind of lingers. Very subtle, but definitely appreciated. The mouthfeel is alright, I think I was expecting something with a little more depth to it, but I guess that's to be expected from a 5.5% beer. All in all, no problem finishing the bottle, but I'm not sure I'd want to get through very many of these in a night.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2011 01:50:57 | More by Rchap1
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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.