Oyster Stout | 16 Mile Brewing Company

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Oyster StoutOyster Stout

Brewed by:
16 Mile Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mdaschaf on 03-26-2012

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 29
Photo of jmdrpi
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, no date

Very dark brown, almost black, no head. Roasty aroma, bitter cocoa. Taste is a bit acidic, a bit unbalanced. Body is a bit too thin for the style.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown and nearly opaque black color. Very modest head disapates into an ultra thin ring like lace that dissapears halfway.
Roasted malt aromas, coffee, wood and some cherry. The taste is mostly aligned with the aroma, as the roasted malts are prominent. There is a slight underlying milky sweetness especially in the finish. However, mid palate the bittering hops become more prominent as does the wood and slightly burnt malt feel. The finish and aftertaste also become dry.The feel is creamy and smooth and medium bodied; relatively light and drinkable for a stout.
Overall, I enjoyed this stout.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours an almost opaque black - just a little light at the edges. Tan head dissipates quickly. Initial impression is roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, wood smoke, and oyster brine. Mouthfeel is quite thin for a stout. Carbonation is about right - on the light side. Finish brings out the oyster brine nicely. An OK oyster stout, but not the pick of the litter by any means.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at 16 Mile

I quite enjoyed this one. It was listed as "Delaware Oyster Stout," so I'm assuming this is the same thing. Black pour with ruby highlights, topped with a small, off-white head that dissipated almost completely. Decent aroma, toasted malts, smoke. Taste of roasty malts, chewy unsweetened chocolate, a nice smoke character coming through from the cherrywood malts, but nothing overly smokey, and a definite briny quality from the supposed 200 lbs. of oysters added to the brew. Well-balanced, with all the flavors complimenting each other nicely. Medium body, maybe heavy-medium, and overall, quite good.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-dark murky brown with a thin almost non existent head

S-extremely faint scent of cocoa and dark roasted malts and maybe a certain saltiness.

T-comes in with a decent flavor of cocoa, dark roasted malts, and some brine. There's also a slight hint that this may have been infected. It's all really just mediocre. Barely an after taste.

M-medium carbonation with a watery finish, close to soda

O-it doesn't taste bad and I do appreciate the hint of brine. But overall it's just a boring stout. I wouldn't really recommend searching this one out.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at 16 Mile Brewing Co. in Georgetown, Del.

A: Pitch black with a frothy, thin, espresso-colored head of carbonation. Slight brown edges shine through in the light.

S: Roasted and herbal malts combine with some bittersweet chocolate and a grassy, fruity aroma. Burnt tobacco and sugars combine for the rest of the nose.

T: Bittersweet and roasted black malts hit the palate up front with a fine, mineral sweetness leading towards a fruity, bitter mid-palate. Herbal, metallic hops blend into the briny, bitter and blackened malt finish. Residual sweetness lingers in the soft, boozy finish.

M: Full-bodied, slick and smooth for the most part. No trouble throwing this on back.

O: A nice, herbal and bittersweet American stout brewed with additional mineral characteristics. The 6.1% ABV is on par with other 16 Mile brews, but the craft seems a cut above. Nice to see a collaborative brew series start off strong as well. I'd get again and would seek out if bottled.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Pickled Pig.

A: Pours black with a small tan head on top, moderate retention, eventually reducing to a ring on top. Minimal lacing.

S: A good bit of roasted malt with some chocolate, a little bit of dark fruit, and a hint of smoke.

T: Lots of roasted malt and plenty of chocolate. Hints of dark fruit and a touch of salty brine, but very faint compared to other oyster stouts I have had.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: A pretty good beer by 16 Mile here, one of the better beers I have had from them. I like that some of the profits go towards sustainable oyster fisheries in Delmarva as well.

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Oyster Stout from 16 Mile Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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