Sunday, 6 August 2006

Review: Oyster Stout

Oyster Stout from Fordham Brewing Company
Rating: B+

Served at the Rams Head in Historic Savage Mill.

Appearance: Very dark garnet, with a nice one-finger head with decent retention and good lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts, but subtle nose all the way around.

Taste: much more hoppy/bitter than I expected, which almost made up for the scarcity of chocolate/coffee flavors. More hop character than I'm accustomed to see in a stout, the bitterness here comes from hops, not burnt grain.

Mouthfeel: lighter than I prefer in a stout, but it helps drinkability

Drinkability: not bad, light enough to session.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 08-06-2006 04:01:40

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