Thursday, 31 March 2011
Breakfast Beer Tasting: Wentworth Oyster Stout
The basics: It’s a 500ml bottle that weighs in at 4.8% and claims that it is made with freshly shucked oysters. It was very lively and poured pitch black with a large foamy head. A strong aroma of roast malt and coffee with some liquorice.
Taste: Medium bodied that starts smooth, but then quickly builds to a strong impression of liquorice overwhelmed by roast malts and coffee like bitterness.
Finish: Short burst of charcoal bitterness.
Conclusion: Not bad, but just lacking that extra bite to put it in the top flight. Not sure where the oysters come in, though. One for your Guinness drinking friend.