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Shuckolate Chocolate-Oyster Stout | Foolproof Brewing Company

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Shuckolate Chocolate-Oyster StoutShuckolate Chocolate-Oyster Stout
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3.71/5
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54 Ratings
Shuckolate Chocolate-Oyster StoutShuckolate Chocolate-Oyster Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States
foolproofbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jhartley on 01-12-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,158
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
54
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of djbrown13
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of baldy00
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can!

A - Pitch black pour, opaque, light cream colored lacing ring.

S - Chocolate, cream, cocoa, milk.

T - Chocolate, cream, cocoa.

M - Medium body with a slightly thin finish.

O - Oyster Stouts always intrigue me, this is worth a try!

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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of albern
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer looks a lot inkier and blacker than it really is. The nose is definitely chocolate, dark malts, pretty much a dry stout with some sweeter notes popping through. The beer is not as full bodied as is probably warranted, and in that I knocked it down a touch in the overall mouthfeel. This beer could benefit from a bigger and fuller body. The taste is a bit silky, chocolate, nice roasted chocolate maltiness, and quite drying in the finish. There is a bit of saltiness in there and it does remind me of other briny oyster stouts. If you are looking for oyster notes, good luck finding them because I couldn't. It's dryness in the finish is a nice touch. I like this beer, would go back again, glad I bought the four pack, but this isn't bowling me over either. The saltiness comes through a bit more as the beer warms. The finish is quite good regardless. This is worth seeking out but don't expect to find liquid oyster in the can.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KGilmour
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jj2338
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of laurapompeo
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Minor head which leaves nearly no lace. The liquid is nearly black, naturally. I get the faintest of light along the edge of the glass.

Coffee and dark chocolate are the predominate smells. I get a slight bit of chalkiness.

This is a dry stout, devoid of any creaminess. Black patent malt is the main taste. Lots of carbonation and a body that leans thin. The aftertaste is like Baker's chocolate--bitter and long lasting. I get a sense that there's some hop increasing the bitterness.

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Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of direwolf00
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StringsAreWings
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours the deepest darkest brown with a half inch head of brown foam that quickly recedes to light surface misting.

S: Smells great but it's really only malt on the nose. I do not smell oysters (maybe the slightest whiff of ocean saltiness) or chocolate.

T: Taste mimics the smell and really this just tastes like a good stout. Very slight taste of saltwater in it but only a hint of chocolate if you think of it while you take a swig. I've been spoiled by Samuel Smith on what chocolate should taste like in a stout.

F: Feel is really good here. Minimal carbonation but enough to give it a nice fizz without distracting from it being a stout. Micro bubbles of carbonation announce they are there then dissipate before you swallow.

Overall it is a damn fine stout but not amazing. It certainly is not what I expected considering it's name. Very little ocean saltiness (oyster liquor) and hardly any cocoa notes to be found within. Apparently it's retired now. Glad I tried it on the way out.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfecteau
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours clear very dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light salt/brine, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, chocolate/oyster, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light salt/brine, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light salt/brine, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, chocolate/oyster, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, lightly sticky/chalky, and slightly saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn good chocolate oyster stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, chocolate/oyster, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. Very well rounded in stout complexity, with noticeable but not overwhelming oyster salinity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Patlee3324
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopyard57
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PeterD10
2.4/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pitch black, hints of chocolate, very thin, to thin. Could use a more robust presentation.

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Photo of Coorsy
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Shuckolate Chocolate-Oyster Stout from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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