Rosie Parks Oyster Stout
Fordham Brewing Company

Rosie Parks Oyster StoutRosie Parks Oyster Stout
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Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
English Stout
3.54 | pDev: 13.56%
Oct 29, 2016
Nov 18, 2012
Rosie Parks Oyster StoutRosie Parks Oyster Stout
Notes: The legendary skipjack Rosie Parks once dredged for oysters on the Chesapeake Bay. Formerly the fasted of the fleet and a beauty to behold, she underwent construction and was relaunched on November 2, 2013.

This 5.0% stout contains Chesapeake Bay Oyster shells.
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Rated: 3.77 by mthomp081 from Delaware

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 3.4 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jun 24, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a large fluffy off white head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of coffee with slight chocolate and very slight fruit; rich but not overly so. Beer is light/medium bodied, nicely carbonated, clean finish. Overall, an above average beer.
Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Jan 17, 2016
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a finger high, and khaki in shade. Retention is average for the style, and its texture is fairly thin. However, some lacing sticks to the glass nicely.

This aroma features a healthy salinity from the oyster presence. The stout itself errs closer to a sweeter, brown sugar-esque profile over a roasty, chocolaty one. There are gentle hints of cherry and molasses also appearing. A fine nose, but all the elements aren't coexisting perfectly.

There seems to be more of a coffee flavor here than the aroma may have suggested, especially on the back end. The flavor profile starts off with touches of salinity and Irish cream. However, its aforementioned finish is a little heavy on acrid char for me. Tastes alright, but it seems uni-dimensional all around.

The mouthfeel is thin and a bit sharp from the carbonation. On the other hand, this beer is quite dry, almost like an Irish stout. Because of that, the drinkability is quite good.

Not bad - it's a decent enough stout that's food-friendly and easy to drink. It's pretty unmemorable otherwise, and I wouldn't personally seek it out. But hey, I'm just glad to see more oyster stouts on the shelves regardless...

3.18/5: Nothing that stands out, but it does work well with oysters
Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Aglassplease from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4 by GratefulJack from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Coganmordy from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2015
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. appearance- looks like used motor oil, I love the look. The aroma is a good blend of malt, cocoa and salt. The taste follows the aroma and I found the flavor unique and very appealing. A very enjoyable beer.
Nov 18, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Nov 05, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Superb looking head, dark as night. Roasted grain and faint mineral briny nose. Smooth with a slightly thin body, dry and roasty with an obvious briny flavor. Well put together but is just lands a bit two dimensional. Decent drinking.
Oct 03, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by JMFP from Delaware

Sep 30, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Sep 14, 2015
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Reviewed by Dueker82 from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
pretty delicious. well balanced. the oyster bit adds an interesting palate but nothing over the top. no syrupy texture and flavor, which is something I can dislike about porters or stouts
Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 3 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jul 20, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by torr99 from Nevada

Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by sneth019 from Maryland

May 15, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by rclangk from West Virginia

May 03, 2015
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Rated by joop45 from Texas

2.03/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
tastes great, if you like to drink ocean water.
Apr 21, 2015
Rated: 3.2 by FLCorey

Apr 18, 2015
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I thought the Oyster Stout from Fordham was very easy drinking. The beer poured a opaque black with thin ecru head and no lace. The scent had roast much like the taste. It was very evenly balanced with hints of coffee being present as well. The mouthfeel was medium in body with some carbonation. Overall it was a good stout.
Mar 30, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer appears black when viewed from after, but when held up to a bright light traces of dark red is visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a short tan head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of dark chocolate malts are present in the nose along with some hints of lactose.
T: The taste is generally similar to the smell, but doesn't have any flavors of lactose. Instead, there are light amounts of cola and salty brine from the oysters.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and is airy with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is easy to drink and the use of oysters adds an interesting bit of saltiness that lends complexity to the taste.

Serving type: bottle
Mar 29, 2015
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Rated by beersacrossamerica from New York

3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Middle of the pack compared to other oyster stouts I've had. Overall not too bad...
Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by kmos27 from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 2.89 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Mar 03, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by WhitmansNiece from Massachusetts

Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 2.83 by Chrisp85

Feb 28, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by trippnwo from Florida

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by SteveD84 from New York

Feb 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Jasonkyeager from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
'stout' .... Everything I wanted it to be. Completely well rounded in all aspects. Pretty great. The worst thing about it is the name. "Rosie Parks" means nothing to me. "Oyster Stout" didn't reflect anything about it. Would love to find this again.
Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by sansho from California

Jan 30, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by hamrwolf from Pennsylvania

Jan 27, 2015
Rosie Parks Oyster Stout from Fordham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 95 ratings