Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout | Abita Brewing Co.

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78 Ratings
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Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster StoutAbita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Oyster Stout is made with pale, caramel, roasted, and chocolate malts. Oats are also added to give the beer a fuller and sweeter taste. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. The flavors of toffee and chocolate are prevalent but not overpowering. The beer is hopped with Willamette hops. Since the beer gets so much flavor from the malts there is not a lot of hop flavor. There is just enough bitterness to compliment the sweetness of the malt. Finally, freshly shucked LA oysters were added to the boil. The salt from the oysters gives the beer a more intense aroma and mouthfeel.

45 IBU

Added by EgadBananas on 10-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
15.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
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0
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3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz pour into pint Lures

A- Nice creamy head dissipate leaving ring.

S-Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice.

T-Taste is slightly dry roasted, dark malts, cocoa, wood, burnt coffee and hint of salt.

M-good mouthfeel with a longlasting bitterness, nice milk chocolate finish

O-decent stout first time having one with oysters.

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2.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at a cajun restaurant last night and was disappointed in it. It was a nice stout but it lacked the complexity of an imperial stout. The roasted malt was there, and a little crystal malt, but it was lacking everything else.

If this was sold as a sweet stout, I would've believed it. An imperial stout... I don't think so.

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Abita Select Imperial Louisiana Oyster Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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