Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session 36 Island Creek Oyster Stout Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session 36 Island Creek Oyster Stout

Rating
89
Price
$5
Brand
Category
Alcohol
5.5%
Bottle Size
22 oz
Issue Date
12/15/2011
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Although the thought of an oyster stout might not sound appealing to most, one sip and you'll be a convert, especially if you pair it with freshly shucked oysters. Brewed with freshly harvested Island Creek oysters, there's a superb briny minerality to this beer, weaving throughout all the other typically roasty malt and coffee characteristics. The carbonation is bright but not jarring, and the finish toasty but clean. Moderate alcohol makes this a bomber you can finish without friends. Lauren Buzzeo

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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