Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #36 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.08/5 rDev -18.9%
A - Very dark brown with a creamy mocha head that settles to a pillowy haze, leaving ring of lacing.
S - Roasty aromas of dark malt, bitter chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Not really getting any oyster aromas, this just smells like a roasty Porter to me.
T - More roasted malt and bitter chocolate with just a whisper of brine. Decent, but definitely lacking the oyster character I wanted.
M - Smooth and creamy, with a medium-full mouthfeel and lowish carbonation.
O - Underwhelming Oyster Stout, definitely wanted more.
04-11-2012 04:12:55 | More by jsanford
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Situation: Fat Tuesday refreshment before forty days of self-imposed prohibition…
Glassware: “Lovely day for a GUINNESS” pint…
Appearance: dark opaque body with a thick, marshy brown head…
Aroma: a nice pitch of roasted malts and salty seas—that’s not a real description, but it works…
Palate: slick, swift, almost oily texture waxes the tongue…a coating, steadfast aftertaste…
Taste: caramel and brown sugar—a strong combination that sweetens an already thick malty stout…
Overall: the experience is pleasant, smooth, and sweet; I paired it with nothing, so I cannot extol its virtues with said oysters…
02-22-2012 02:17:23 | More by dacrza1
4.53/5 rDev +19.2%
Excellent stout! Pours deep black with three finger creamy tan head that fades a little fast, but leaves creamy walls of lace.
The aroma has a nice campfire smoke with background mineral-like hint. Some chocolate and a bit of char with some light coffee undertones and earthy elements.
Nice smokey flavor in the background with spicy hints and salty edges. Some burnt edges of char with loads of cocoa and hints of coffee. Root beer notes, and caramel middle. Very nice.
Rich, thick, and creamy
Very interesting, complex, and delicious sipper.
02-19-2012 04:10:17 | More by JayS2629
4.43/5 rDev +16.6%
App: poured a dark caramel, one finger head with continuous retention
S: remarkable...has a distinct smokey birch wood; unlike most stouts it doesn't hint of bitter roasted malts; silky sweet smooth, buttery
T: hint of chocolate without any bitterness, like a stout should be...creamy?
M: again silky, not acidic, at all - balance of maltiness and sweetness, light but creamy
O: Several different unique flavors which make this a very delightful stout. The aftertaste of chocolate and charcoal make it flavorful. It has some nice roasting qualities, it really brings the taste out in this beer.
02-18-2012 04:58:53 | More by chimaylvr
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #36 - Island Creek Oyster Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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