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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster StoutHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout

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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%


Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed by Harpoon brewer Katie Tame, using Island Creek oyster farmer Skip Bennett’s revered Duxbury Bay oysters, this beer has a rich body and smooth mouthfeel derived in part from a combination of roasted barley and chocolate rye malts. The roasted malt notes blend beautifully with the briny, mineral flavors of the Island Creek oysters. An addition of hops adds some bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. This, the 30th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series, is best enjoyed with a plate full of Island Creek Oysters.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-21-2010)
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jpa01

Maryland

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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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 - Island Creek Oyster Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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