Craftsman Oyster Stout | Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 07-20-2009

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by sunshinethewolf:
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Provisions

A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a finger of tan head.

S: Strangely heavy on the graham cracker and vanilla aromas. A touch of butter and a definite saltiness. Mild to moderate roasted malt notes and a hint of milk chocolate.

T: There is a slight briney character with a nice bit of roast. Still a lot of graham cracker and vanilla along with some milk chocolate. Light pepper notes on the back end.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: One of the better Crafstman beers I've had of late. Oyster stouts aren't a terribly popular style, but I thought this was a pretty decent example.

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Photo of RoyFokker
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gregfalone
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at lucky baldwins delirium in Sierra madre CA

Pours dark brown with a little light showin through and minimal head that dissipates quickly

Smells like weak malt, and cardboard.

Tastes slightly sour and malty, and i dont taste any oysters. no alcohol taste

Mouthfeel is a little thin an overly carbonated for me.

Overall, it's not bad, but it doesn't really float my boat. I don't regret trying it, but I'm not sure I'd drink it again. It's a maybe.

Maybe YOU should try it.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, slight cocoa, and an herbal toothpaste aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting herbal aromas and flavors.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oysters and stout, yeah! On to the beer:

We're looking black in the glass, though there are some edges which give the look of dark red hues. The head and foam have a semi-creamy texture, and it leaves a few laces around the glass. There's an easy to spot note of unsweetened chocolate found in the aroma, and that pretty much carries the weight of the aroma.

Oysters and stout just belong together, perhaps more than chocolate. This is well balanced between the flavors, not too sweet, not too bitter, not too roasty. Unsweetened chocolate takes off, and there's even a little oyster note that's surprisingly complimentary. Lightly charred and only a little bit sweet, and only a little bit of astringency. It's a lighter medium in the body with some carbonation and minerals, and overall a very appealing drink.

The idea of oysters stout may sound disgusting for some, but my two experiences have been exceptional. I enjoy chocolate stouts, but I think some brewers are missing the chance to recreate history and make better tasting stouts by using oysters instead.

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Photo of ricecracker420
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Beachwood BBQ, not with real oysters,

A: Pours ruby black with a nice off-white cask head.

S: Smell is mild, brings roasted malt, coffee and a hint of iodine.

T: Soft roasted malt, dark chocolate, charcoal, the flavours are very 'dark', hints of the sea, but it could have been in my head.

M: Pretty flat, I know it's cask, but the carbonation was light for that serving type, watery, smooth though, easy to drink.

D: Not a bad English-style stout, a middle of the road brew for me, get a plate of seafood and try it out.

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Craftsman Oyster Stout from Craftsman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 9 ratings