Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Scripps Pier Oyster Stout

Scripps Pier Oyster Stout comes from San Diego, California's South Park Brewing Co., a little outfit that I checked out with my father during a recent trip to Southern California. Nice place, too. Good vibe in a cool neighbourhood.

The beer was black and pretty, topped with a very thin off-white head. According to the South Park website, the beer had a modest 5.2% alcohol and it's brewed using "filtered salt water available to the public at Scripp's Pier". Very malty, sweet and slightly chocolatey through the nose. The flavour walked a similar line, with roasted malt playing lead, a bit of sweets, and a touch of tobacco, before it turned a bit bitter at the finish.

Pretty nice little stout--light-bodied but flavourful.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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