Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 – Island Creek Oyster Stout
From Harpoon Brewery – Brewed by Harpoon brewer Katie Tame, using Island Creek oyster farmer Skip Bennett’s revered Duxbury Bay oysters, this beer has a rich body and smooth mouthfeel derived in part from a combination of roasted barley and chocolate rye malts. The roasted malt notes blend beautifully with the briny, mineral flavors of the Island Creek oysters. An addition of hops adds some bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. This, the 30th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series, is best enjoyed with a plate full of Island Creek Oysters.
Harpoon Brewery – Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #30 – Island Creek Oyster Stout – 12 oz. bottle shared by Bobby at The Bruery – 5.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a big creamy head.
Aroma: Roast, black pepper.
Taste: Roast, sea salt, chipotle.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick.
Overall: I have come to love oyster stouts. This was pretty solid and complex.