Oyster Stout | Upright Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
uprightbrewing.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally formulated and brewed in late 2009 with Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing, this traditional British style stout uses both oyster liquor and whole oysters from Hama Hama Oyster Company in Washington, giving the full bodied and roasty beer a lightly savory character with a distinct mineral laden finish. 2012 World Beer Cup Bronze medal winner.

Hops: magnum, ahtanum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, chocolate wheat, black
Unmalted: black barley, rolled rye
Also: oyster juice, whole oysters
Yeast: Scottish ale

First Bottle Release - February 2010
Second Bottle Release - February 2011

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Robomunky
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at toronado Seattle. A bit of a surprise for me. Looks great, smells great. Big and bold. Not too much oyster. I love it.

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Photo of jrempel
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown, mostly opaque, with a big fluffy tan head that lasts for quite awhile. Relatively low visible carbonation.

S: Chocolatey malts, briny, with just a touch of oxidation. There's something lurking in the background as well that smells a bit like acetic acid - concerned there may be an off-flavor here.

T: Chocolate malts, minerals and brine, with a touch of leather and, again, some acetic sour/funk near the end – while it's not offensive, I'm pretty sure this isn't supposed to be there. It finishes with some residual malt sugars and lingering chocolate.

M: Thick, smooth body, with low carbonation sensation, and well-hidden alcohol presence.

O: Even as it is, this wasn't a bad beer. I assume the acetic character was an off-flavor, but it wasn't enough to render it undrinkable at all. I just don't think is what was intended, and certainly isn't to style. Still finished it without a problem.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery.

Pouring black with a dense brown head, this looks great. The nose is great. Roasty with a coffee and chicory aroma, salty and mildly mineraly, some grainy acidity, an unsweetened cocoa character and a hint of dark brown sugar and cream are present. A touch of fruit is also present, likely from the yeast, with maybe pear?

Opening medium light in body with a prominent roasty note, a grainy acidity that has flavors of coffee and cocoa, burnt caramel and a mildly briny and moderate chalky calcium flavor. The blend of chalk and brine is excellent here. Drying on the finish with a creamy dark chocolate character to go with the lingering acidity, this beer is delicious.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Oyster Stout from Upright Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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