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Rosie Parks Oyster Stout | Fordham Brewing Company

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82
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14 Reviews
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Rosie Parks Oyster StoutRosie Parks Oyster Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States | website

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jmdrpi on 11-18-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
94
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
34.93%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 94
Reviews by mdcrouser:
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3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with a faint ring of head around the edge - surprised how little there is here. Pretty unassuming.

Malty, roasty, with just a hint of salty brine.

Like you'd expect from a relatively stout, but with the added interest of the oysters - they add a salty brininess that can likely only come from an oyster stout. It's a unique addition, one that might be better suited when paired with a bowl of oyster stew than a cold November night.

Very little carbonation jumped out at me early on - just enough to spark the tongue and leave it to soak in the saltiness.

Take it or leave it. Having never had an oyster stout in the past, I can't tell whether I just don't like the style or this particular beer. Either way, I can do better.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of briandaube
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of nuebs
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Bierleichen
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of ordybill
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of Schwegler
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasonkyeager
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

App: Pours reddish brown with small off white head, at first glance more akin to a porter than stout.
Smell: slight roasted malts, sweet almost metallic smell (not unpleasant – just different); more pronounced as it warms
Taste: sweet, malty with a pleasant contrast of saltiness and a fairly clean finish
Mouthfeel: a bit of salty, tingling carbonation at first sip, light to medium bodied, make the tongue tingle in a not unpleasant manner
Overall: a peculiar beer, enjoyable and definitely a beer I wouldn’t shy away from if it were on tap. An easily quaffable beer, a far cry from the aggressive, coffee/chocolate stouts and perhaps could be enjoyed with a seafood bisque or lobster to complement and contrast flavors.

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Photo of sneth019
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveD84
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
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

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of FLCorey
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdeitch21
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curlybird
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Rosie Parks Oyster Stout from Fordham Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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