Marstons oyster stout – the review
There is a certain feeling I get when I open a bottle of stout, its akin to going to my grandmothers house and getting some sweets, Its amazing how no matter how old I was I’d always be 6 in her eyes. Its something so right, Something so warm and nothing warms you up on quite as well on a cold evening, so here it is on a cold rainy day in June that I open this bottle. On the bottle they describe it as a dark rich and smooth, A bit like my self but then I digress. Lets see if the beer inside the bottle lives up to those bold claims.
500Pack Measure ml
Its describes as dark and it certainly lives up to that claim, Its as black as a can of coke cola or my ex girlfriends soul. This black was offset nicely with a slightly yellow tinged head, This gives the drink a very interesting look, I was slightly disappointed though because this drink lacked all the drama that I have come to expect from my stouts, This required no time to set and I like that in my stouts, It builds anticipation and only feeds my hunger, Good things come to those to wait as it were.
This had a very malty aroma with subtle undertones of mocha, not very compelling and quite difficult to find.
This had a very full bodied flavour with a quick bitter kick after taste, I was unsure about this at first but like most stouts it grew on me over time, Sadly though it never quite hit the levels of many other stouts I have had in my time. This was apparently designed to compliment oysters but i’m not that rich so I could test that out, I feel I have failed you my dear readers but if i’m honest I would rather have more money for beer. So I’ll just take their word for it. I had a bit of difficulty placing this beer, I couldn’t decide between a 6 or a 7 so this gets a 6.5.
Value for money:
I got this for 2 English pounds and I think it was a solid choice but had I paid more for this I don’t know if I would have been as happy. Had I bought this in the pub I would have drank it but I wouldn’t have had that second pint.
This was a very solid middle of the road stout, nothing special and nothing amazing, it looked like a stout could but the lack of head disappoints, There is aroma here but it does take some work to find. After a bit of getting used to it I found the beer tolerable but after what I paid for it I was somewhat pleased, This gets an above average score of 64.