Rosie Parks Oyster Stout | Fordham Brewing Company

Rosie Parks Oyster StoutRosie Parks Oyster Stout
BA SCORE
3.54/5
95 Ratings
Rosie Parks Oyster StoutRosie Parks Oyster Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fordham Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
fordhambrewing.com

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
Ranking:
#37,839
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
95
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of mthomp081
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinprintz
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclonece09
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.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
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

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Photo of Aglassplease
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GratefulJack
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coganmordy
4.09/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ordybill
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.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jason
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.

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

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
4.46/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dueker82
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

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torr99
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sneth019
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Rosie Parks Oyster Stout from Fordham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 95 ratings
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