Upright Oyster Stout

Upright Oyster Stout

Rated 3.517 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Upright Brewing

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Oyster Stout

6.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Oyster Stout – Brewed in collaboration with Jason McAdam of upcoming Alchemy Brewing using an old English method of incorporating oysters into the kettle. Hops: magnum, ahtanum Malts: organic pale, caramel, chocolate wheat, black Unmalted: black barley, rolled rye Also: oyster juice, whole oysters Yeast: Scottish ale We decided to add roughly ten gallons of oyster "liquor" that Jason picked up fresh from the coast off a train. We didn't want to brew an oyster stout without any oyster meat though so we also picked up eight dozen DeCourcy oysters from B.C. and cooked them during the kettle boil. After eating all the wort-soaked meat we cleaned and saved the shells to add later to the beer, post fermentation, like dryhopping.

ID: 38409 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank2949
Overall Percentile94.5
Style Rank3 of 39
Style Percentile92.3
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.033
Weighted Score3.517
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    "every time I smell this, it reminds me of clamato, but without the 'ato'". A quote from my friend Tristan. My 1st Oyster Stout. Nice, coffee cream head disappears quickly. Decent stout flavour, but a surprising finish. Salty, fishy, a little briney, followed by a dark fruit salt-sourness like I've never tasted before. Well-brewed, but not for me. Above average marks for being unique, more than being great.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Got this in a trade when I visited beautiful Portland, Oregon. The sample I got fizzed from hell to breakfast, so it was several minutes before I dared open the cap fully without getting beer all over me and my room. It pours an opaque oily sable with a very thick, though not too persistent, fluffy tan head that leaves a little lacing. Smoky aroma has an overtone of oyster and hints of coffee and molasses. Flavor definitely has an oyster tone - and I love oysters! Smoky, coffee, nutty, molasses and licorice tones are present as well. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and fizzy. This is worth seeking!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    wasn't sure quite what to expect from this one. as of our tasting, there were only 3 reviews (combined) on beeradvocate & ratebeer. all good, though. the beer looked like an imperial (ie-black w/no light getting through and a thick tan head). aroma & flavor were strong for a 6% beer. cool! lots of roasted grain (or in this case, wheat and a touch of rye-which added nicely to the finish). some chocolate and a touch of coffee prevelant as well, with just a hint of briney saltiness at the very back end of the aroma, and again in the aftertaste. not as obvious as i thought it would be. smooth, medium bodied stout. rich flavor. in the end, just a well made stout that only hints at the exotic. worth a try.

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