Rosie Parks Oyster Stout | Fordham Brewing Company

Rosie Parks Oyster StoutRosie Parks Oyster Stout
BA SCORE
35.8%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 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:
#37,472
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
95
Liked:
34
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
13.56%
Alströms:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 14
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of joop45
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.

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Photo of Jack_Frost79
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

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3.04/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.04/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to Aaron for sharing.

The beer is cola brown with a beige head of broken bubbles. The aroma is of roast, brown bread, sea salt? Oyster character comes through fairly well. The feel is a bit thin and weak. Flavor is mediocre. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle, bottling date of "Oct '12" listed on the label.

pours opaque black in color, just a little off-white head. a few ruby highlights. Pretty mild aroma, a little coffee-like smell.

taste has a bit of cola flavor, caramel. slightly sweet, just slightly roasty. lingering aftertaste. thin to medium body, lower carbonation. Could definitely be a bit thicker to improve the mouthfeel.

overall - not bad, but I like my stouts to have a bit more aggressive roasty flavors.

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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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3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Knapp85
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a solid looking black color with a decent looking brown head on top. The head is foamy looking with a decent retention and lacing. The smell of the beer is earthy and lightly roasted. The taste of the beer is earthy, roasted and has a subtle tanginess to it. The mouthfeel of the beer pretty smooth, the carbonation is minimal but still strong enough to keep the beer interesting. It's not overly thick or heavy, it's actually quite drinkable. Overall this beer is good. Worth checking out in my opinion.

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

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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...

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3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Rosie Parks Oyster Stout from Fordham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 35.8% out of 100 with 95 ratings
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