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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2012, 10:59:32 AM »
I recently brewed a crab stout. 

Threw 4, live Dungeness crabs in the boil pot with about 20 minutes left.  Once the floated to the top, we pulled them out.  Also added about 2tbs of Old Bay in a ten gallon batch.  This is for a "strangebrewfest" held close to me each year. 

We've been drinking it the last couple days, and it's actually very good.  So far, all who have tasted like it.  (or they are just being nice) 

The hardest part was cleaning the outside of the crab. 

That's bold!  Sounds delicious!  I would love to try that idea myself some day...  8)

Oyster stouts haven't been super common for me to try, but the two I have tried, I liked.  They were mostly a dry stout with just a tinge of oystery-ness.  Too much oyster would be pretty bad, IMO, but a little bit adds complexity.

Oysters should be done in a shot glass with cocktail and hot sauce ::)

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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2012, 03:11:29 AM »
I recently had a bottle of Marston's Oyster Stout. There are no oysters in the beer, but they claim it goes well with oysters. I enjoyed it with smoked pilchard.

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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2013, 03:13:49 PM »
I recently tried

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/735/87764

It was tasty, but I guess I was expecting the flavor contribution to add more. It was a good stout with a bit of a slight chalky/salty taste to it.

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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2013, 07:22:23 AM »
I recently brewed a crab stout. 

Threw 4, live Dungeness crabs in the boil pot with about 20 minutes left.  Once the floated to the top, we pulled them out.  Also added about 2tbs of Old Bay in a ten gallon batch.  This is for a "strangebrewfest" held close to me each year. 

We've been drinking it the last couple days, and it's actually very good.  So far, all who have tasted like it.  (or they are just being nice) 

The hardest part was cleaning the outside of the crab.

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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2013, 07:31:04 AM »
+1 to the Marston's - a good beer.  I also had another "Oyster Stout" ( name eludes me), which made sure to mention that it contained no oyster components, that it was just a stout brewed to compliment the flavor of oysters. Don't think I 'd be as thrilled to try one that included it !
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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2013, 03:23:20 PM »
I thought that historically they used the oyster shells as fining agents.
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2013, 03:42:08 PM »
I thought that historically they used the oyster shells as fining agents.

Not a bad possibility.....I had also heard that the shells were used to provide calcium.  As far as I've been able to find, the oysters themselves were not traditionally used.
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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2013, 07:45:28 PM »
I recently stopped into Stewart's Brewing Company in Bear, De, which is about a 30 min drive from my house. They recently won a silver medal at the 2012 GABF for their Oyster Stout. Ric Hoffman is the head brewer, as well as a really nice guy. I ordered a pint of their medal winning Oyster Stout and a BBQ Brisket Sandwich. All I can say is...WOW! Surprisingly, it doesn't taste like oysters, and I'm a huge fan of fresh shucked raw oysters. It (the beer) has a slight salty/mineral taste though. I really enjoyed it...and the BBQ Brisket sandwich as well.
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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2013, 07:36:35 AM »
I recently stopped into Stewart's Brewing Company in Bear, De, which is about a 30 min drive from my house. They recently won a silver medal at the 2012 GABF for their Oyster Stout. Ric Hoffman is the head brewer, as well as a really nice guy. I ordered a pint of their medal winning Oyster Stout and a BBQ Brisket Sandwich. All I can say is...WOW! Surprisingly, it doesn't taste like oysters, and I'm a huge fan of fresh shucked raw oysters. It (the beer) has a slight salty/mineral taste though. I really enjoyed it...and the BBQ Brisket sandwich as well.

The $64,000 question, though, is did you ask him if he used actual oysters in it?
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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2013, 11:18:10 AM »
What the heck does an oyster stout taste like? I've been too scared to try.

I would say it tastes like a stout with salt added to it. I've had Flying Dog Pearl Necklace (bought it because of the epic name) and 21st Amendment Brew Co Marooned On Hog Island. Neither were bad, but not my favorite.
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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2013, 12:45:54 PM »
If anyone is ever in England around this time of year, it is oyster stout season and Adnams does a great oyster stout. Not too many breweries do a real oyster stout but Adnams pulls it off. BTW, I hate oysters in any other fashion.
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Re: Oyster stout
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2013, 01:59:32 PM »
What the heck does an oyster stout taste like? I've been too scared to try.

I would say it tastes like a stout with salt added to it.

I'd say that's pretty accurate.  You can imagine tasting the ocean, with a briney background.  The best one I had was at a nano brew restaurant in Asheville, N.C.
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