Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
4/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I love oysters, and I love stouts, and I really love oysters with stouts, so lets see how this beer, which is a combination of the two turns out. Color is black, with two fingers of white heading. The nose has a lot of roasted quality to it, coming off like burnt malt at times. There is also is a bit of a briny smell, which I am guessing is a result of the oysters. They are not as apparent in the taste, which is chock full of roasted malt, along with some smoke. A medium bodied beer, it gets more complex as it warms, with some more brackish qualities coming to the forefront. Drinkability is very good, but really this beer deserves to be drank with some oysters on the side, maybe even make some oyster shooters while your at it. By and far one of Harpoon's best beers in the 100 Barrel Series, and probably just one of their best in general. Grab some while it is here. Cheers
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2010 20:37:48 | More by jamie2dope
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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.