Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by jpa01:
3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: It's a dark creamy looking beer with a slight bit of head retention.
Smell: Upon initial agitation, it releases a strong oystery aroma which later faints and becomes more of a fishy-type smell.
Taste: It has a uniquely bitter, salty, roasted malt taste that leverages the flavor of oysters.
Mouthfeel: The beer was smooth for a stout and not too heavy; it's viscosity seemed to change in accord with the temperature.
Drinkability: It didn't seem like an all-day type of beer; but it's definitely drinkable when consumed with the right food.
Overall: I'd say its unique taste and aroma puts it above average, but the salty side of the flavor eventually drowns out any sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2010 00:45:02 | More by jpa01
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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.