Island Oyster | Mersea Island Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mersea Island Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by sleazo on 10-17-2008

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Ratings:
3
Reviews:
1
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
25.5%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Sharpee1937
2.55/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KevinRailton
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sleazo
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

CAMRA Approved real Ale brought back from London. A new recipe for a traditional Oyster Ale, using lots of oats, a mixture of light and dark malts, and a small amount of Fuggles hops. The brew has local Mersea Island Oysters added to it, giving it a distinct unique flavour.

Served cellar temperature

A_Pours a near obsidian black with no light getting through. Throws up a huge brown head which lightens to beige as it settles.

S_Mild roasted malt and chocolate aroma.

T_Charred malt hits up front followed by a nice rich chocolatey sweetness. The end is bitter from the dark malts as well as a real strong earthy hop presence that I didn't really get in the smell. Drinks a lot bigger than what it is. There is a nice slight briney iodine quality here as well lurking throughout. Overall it veers more towards the dry end of the stout spectrum which I love.

M_To call this velvety would be an understatement. Creamy, rich and smooth. The creamy foam combines with the ale to get the flavours jumping around the mouth and the thickness lingers on the tongue well afterwards. This real ale with oats and oysters might have the best mouthfeel of any stout I have ever tasted.

D_All of the beers I brought back from Mersea Island were very good but this is the winner. The combination of a rich charred, earthy and slightly briney stout with the moutfeel of oats and oysters just blows me away. I may have to move to the UK.

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Island Oyster from Mersea Island Brewery
4.51 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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