Daily Archives: June 26, 2011

Harpoon – Island Creek Oyster Stout



I have to admit, I wasn’t actually thinking this beer would be any good – especially since I’m not a big oyster fan.  It was super smoky and had a very rich, roasty flavor at the end – but I didn’t get the fishy flavor I was expecting.   I do love that it was rich, but I’m really not into the extreme roasty flavor that this beer was full of.  For a couple of sips, I could handle it – but I’m not sure I could drink a whole glass.  I do know some other people that loved it, however!

While it’s apparently brewed with oysters, I didn’t get all of that oyster flavor I was expecting – which in my case, isn’t a bad thing!

It’s worth a try though – especially if you’re into dark roasts!