Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout

Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout

Tonight we took a trip into Newton and visited Silver Lake Liquors. Picked up some great craft beer there. Stay tuned for a review of their shop, to be posted later this week.

After visiting Silver Lake Liquors, we drove into Allston/Brighton and hit up Sunset Grill & Tap. You can add Sunset to the list of places I need to formally review. Dinner consisted of a veggie burrito and some Batch 19, a new beer from Coors that was being promoted. As if the last two teases weren’t enough, I also owe you a review of the Batch 19…which I’ll probably post immediately following THIS review.

Speaking of this review, let’s frickin get to it already, right?

Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout

The Harpoon Oyster Stout has intimidated me for some time. People say it tastes nothing like fish. Why, might I ask, would a brewery brew with oysters if none of the flavor comes through? Hype maybe? Whatevs…let’s dive into this puppy.

Pours like a regular stout. Looks like a regular stout. Smells like a coffee stout. No fish yet…

The taste is where things start to get interesting. Coffee and roasted malt flavors are obvious. There’s no fish or oyster flavor here, although there is DEFINITELY something different about the beer even if I can’t adequately describe it. The most unique part is the dry finish.

In any event, I was afeared for no reason at all. This beer is decent.


Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.