The Walrus And The Carpenter Oyster Stout
Pipeworks Brewing Company

The Walrus And The Carpenter Oyster StoutThe Walrus And The Carpenter Oyster Stout
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Stout - English
3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
The Walrus And The Carpenter Oyster StoutThe Walrus And The Carpenter Oyster Stout
Notes: We collaborated with the main man supa cool dude, Carl, from Supreme Lobster, to make this roasty yet silky oyster stout brewed with WHOLE OYSTERS. Yes. 40 lbs of delicious, fresh, clean, east coast oysters went into the boil. Thanks to the addition of protein from the oyster bodies, minerals from the shells, and natural brine, this dry stout has a smooth smooth smaoooooth mouthfeel.
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smbslt from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown with a healthy mocha colored head. Burned sugars dominate the nose. Prunes and raisins hide the alcohol for a moment. The feel is superb. Silkiness yielding to the warming of the alcohol is all the coziness of wrapping oneself a blanket with none of the static electricity. If the brewers' theory of using the whole oyster is true, their command of ingredients is noteworthy - this time. A real pleasure.

Jan 26, 2015
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #532 printed on the label. "An imperial oyster stout" from the geniuses at Pipeworks, brewed in collaboration with Supreme Lobster. This is bound to be interesting, that's for sure; I am a big fan of Pipeworks' stouts in the first place, so let's see how the addition of oysters plays out.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours an extremely dark chocolate brown; appears an opaque black obsidian in the glass with two fingers of thick frothy mocha head.

S - The aroma is slightly boozy with some alcohol fumes, and some chocolate malt and milk sugars in the background. Perhaps the slightest touch of briney mineral presence on the end when you really look for it.

T - Taste is of rich chocolate, fudgey malt, some light charred coffee grounds, milk sugar, cream, & dark coffee bean roastiness. Again, I'm not really picking up on any minerals or brine flavors; nothing that would suggest this was brewed with oysters. Maybe a touch leathery. It tastes like how most nicely done milk stouts from Pipeworks taste.

M - The feel is smooth & creamy, despite the rich and thick body of the beer. Leaves behind some residual roastiness on the palate.

Overall, a wonderful stout from Pipeworks once again. However, if this had been served to me randomly, I would never have known it was an oyster stout. Very recommended if you can secure a bottle as this seems like it was a pretty small batch.

Pipeworks Walrus And The Carpenter -----4/5.

Nov 21, 2014
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NickyPogs from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +8%

I was a little hesitant when I saw that whole oysters we added to the mash as I'm not a big fan of sea food and did not know what to expect. But this beer was so damn smooth is was unreal. Felt like there was a little saltiness up front and a nice creamy finish. If this wasn't a beer review site, I'd have some qualms about this review, but I shall ignore those feelings and drink some more. This was a fantastic stout!

Oct 17, 2014
The Walrus And The Carpenter Oyster Stout from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 32 ratings