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Bad Mother Shucker | Abita Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
85 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep in the oyster beds of Louisiana surfaces one Bad Mother Shucker - Abita's oyster stout. Brewed with pale, Carmel, roasted, and chocolate malts, this Mother Shucker is hopped up with Willamette hops and balanced out with the sweet and full flavor of oats. Fresh Louisiana oysters are added to the brew in the final stages, infusing a slight taste of sea salt that offsets the sharpness of the stout.

Added by Pens1967 on 10-14-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,463
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
85
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 24
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of token_23223
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10/14/16 bottle

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skipple
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yummy beer. Would buy that one again. Wishin I was at Pappadeauxs and had a dozen on the half-shell in front of me! I found this Abita in Oklahoma on one of my recent college baseball trips to see the TCU Horned Frogs in Stillwater. Cheers y'all!

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3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark brown colored with a short tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: earthy, chocolate, coffee, slightly salty, huge malt profile, pumpernickel, bread

T: big malt flavors, coffee, bitter cacao, salty, peppery hop profile

M: full bodied, medium carbonation, slick chewy mouthfeel

O: tasty malt forward stout with flavors of the ocean

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

dark beer with very thick head. taste of chocolate and other malts some hops but i couldnt really taste any oyster with it. Went down smooth and worth a try

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3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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1.17/5  rDev -69.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, best by date 03/01/2016. Stout brewed with Louisiana oysters

Poured into a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale mini snifter.

A - Unconventional right off the bat, it pours a dark reddish-brown body, the appearance of a weak porter. Darker in the glass, but still not black or opaque. Less than a finger of soft khaki head that falls to a ring. Doesn't look bad, but not to style.

S - Aroma comes off more like a stout, but still not as in your face as it could be. The chocolate / caramel / and roasted malts are all apparent. Mild notes of smoke / char.

T - Taste follows the nose: roasty, chocolatey, and bitter. Definitely has that briney / metallic flavor on the finish. Crisply carbonated; invokes notes of cola. Notes of cream and dark fruits appear as the beer warms.

M - Feel is crisp & spritzy. Medium-bodied, fairly easy-drinking for the abv, with hefty carbonation.

Overall, the least impressive of any of the oyster stouts that I've tried, but worth the money at the low pricepoint.

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had this beer poured from 22-oz. bomber into faceted mug. Can not opine whether Bad Mother Shucker is different than its original incarnation as Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout, but this is strange beer, and not even significantly because of the oysters. Billed as a stout, it looks like a rich brown ale, begins like a milk/sweet stout, and finishes like a light-bodied Porter.

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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bad Mother Shucker from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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