Friday, 5 August 2011

Island Oyster (Mersea Island)

And it's a quick Mersesa Island double here at the Bunker Station Two as we crack open their dark special beer, Island Oyster.

Solidly porter in colour, it's as dark as the inside of said gastropod's shell. The head is beige and foamy.

The aroma reinforces the porter credentials, heavily chocolatey with a whiff of dockside back-alley danger.

You get oats and some oysters in this pint, and the combined attack is remarkable. Neither can really be picked out as individual strains (in the case of oysters perhaps its as well), but fused with the dark sweet malts the effect is lushly tasteful. The sup continues through as a bounty of colliding porter notes, with Fuggles hops rearing mildly at the death of the taste.

This is really good BC beer, another gem from this Essex enterprise. The mouthfeel and consistency needs to be tried.

8/10 - Outstanding oyster porter from Essex, well worth trying to track down.

- The Broadside


  1. Roger Sheffield6 August 2011 at 08:45

    There is a barrel in Woodies Freehouse cellar ready for drinking at our Beer Festival starting 19th November.

    Also their Skipper's and Gold.

    The barrels we have had before have flown out!



  2. Cheers Woodies!

    Here's the web link for anyone who'd like to go >>>


  3. Roger Sheffield6 August 2011 at 21:07

    Sorry - Got the month wrong - It is of coure 19th August (to 21st)

  4. Roger Sheffield6 August 2011 at 21:10

    Their Island Monkey is also very good! Only in bottles they describe it as their verson of an Irish Stout!

    Much better!