Oyster Stout | Wentworth Brewery Limited

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Oyster StoutOyster Stout

Brewed by:
Wentworth Brewery Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by soulgrowl on 05-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2012. Purchased cheaply from my local off-licence.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Exceptionally dark - holding it to a powerful light reveals it to be a deep brown but the blackness is almost absolute. Produces a thin light brown head of foam that collapses very quickly. Aroma of dark roasted malt with notes of coffee, liquorice and brine. Carries a vague hint of the sea.

Tastes of bitter roasted malt with a dry finish. Notes of coffee, liquorice and hints of sea salt. A faint fruitiness that distinguishes it from other stouts. Mouthfeel is astringent and prickly, but slightly thin. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt.

A decent brew - strong roasty notes dominate the flavour and it has a salty hint to it. The body could have a more creamy texture, but it's a pretty good effort.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle, poured into my huge 'Judas' glass. Because of the size of the glass I could pour it roughly and did, the foaming head I produced was most impressive. Deep tan in colour it sat on a body of very, very dark stout.

Burnt coffee and dark chocolate esters came from the brew, with hop bitterness in the background.

The flavours that I picked up were again (like the smell) burnt coffee and chocolate. The aftertaste gave some liquorice hints as the mouth dried.

Tries to be rich and creamy, but it just lacks that luxurious feel a really smooth Oyster Stout can provide.

Easy to drink and at 4.8%ABV a good session stout.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep black color with a large foamy beige head. Decent retention and little lacing left.

S - Lots of burnt/roasted malts with chocolate and coffee smells. Faint brine smell as well.

T - Similar to the nose. Good amount of burnt/roasted malt with dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Brine taste from the middle to the finish of the sip. Not very strong but definitely noticeable. Finishes with a slight licorice taste.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Fairly smooth beer but a bit thin for the style and flavors. A little bit of a drying finish.

D - Decent. The body is all right, a little thin, but smooth. The brine taste might hurt drinkability a bit, especially when paired with the drying finish.

Notes: Interesting stout with some briny twang that sets it apart. That also may hurt it a bit, depending on what you are looking for. Not necessarily my thing, but it wasn't bad. A touch thin, but with such a low ABV that should be expected.

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Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of soulgrowl
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a respectable tan-beige head on this stout, almost of trappist calibre in terms of size, texture, and retention (almost). Body is a root beer brown-tinged black. I picked this up because it says right on the label that it's made with fresh oysters. And lo and behold, you can actually smell them! It's quite faint, just a twinge of the sea, all but eclipsed by the charred chocolate-coffee aromas of the malts... but they're there. They are also quite present in the flavor - not as a note of actual oysters, but of a sharply salty mineral tang that becomes especially apparent in the finish. Remarkably hoppy as well, with a nice kick of lemon and lime zest; the malts are somewhat subdued for a stout - this is a very dry beer - but they do lend nice, if somewhat undeveloped notes of coffee, caramel, burnt toast, and licorice. Mouthfeel is perhaps too sharp - the salt and hops accent the fine carbonation and dry body in a way that isn't always pleasant. Still, overall I am very impressed with this beer and I love the unique salty character it has. I am excited to try it with food... something tells me chocolate-covered pretzels, pork, caramel ice cream, and oysters (duh) will be nice with it.

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Photo of allboutbierge
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive had my eye open for another Oyster Stout since Yards Love Stout all but disappeared from the Pittsburgh market ca. 2004.

Appearance is opaque, deep, dark, black, ebony. Head seems to keep itself somewhat separate from the body of the beer, due to low carbonation. Velvet body but thin. Aromas of salt, as the previous reviewer noted, you can smell the sea. Some notes of licorice in the flavor, lightly roasted. Rather mild.

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Oyster Stout from Wentworth Brewery Limited
3.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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