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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

942 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 942
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 18
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WMEugene on 11-16-2011)
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Reviews by BuxMontBeerLover:
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3%

Bottle was purchased at The Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA

Poured and sampled from a DFH Signature Glass

A - Beer pours a dark brown, almost black color. Totally opaque. A half-finger, tan colored head that faded within a minute to a wisp on top of the beer. Little to no lacing left on the glass.

S - A roasted malt aroma. Nothing that says "wow".

T - I wasn't sure what to expect since this was brewed with oysters. The initial taste is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a slight metallic/tangy aftertaste with a tad of bitterness. A slight saltiness that is probably from the brine of the oysters. Honestly, if you didn't know it was brewed with oysters, you'd probably wouldn't guess this was different from a normal stout. The alcohol is not noticeable.

M - A thin to medium consistency. Lots of tangy carbonation.

O - Well, this was a first for me. Oysters and beer? Now that is a combination that most people would turn their nose up to. But this is a decent stout that really doesn't exhibit any off tastes from the addition of the oysters. It's an easy drinking, good tasting stout. Not the best stout I've ever had but I do have bragging rights saying I drank a beer made with a shellfish!

Cheers!

11-10-2012 20:58:34 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3%

On tap at Old Town in Greensboro yesterday.Poured a deep color with some deep ruby hue to it,a thinner khaki colored head atop.Chocolate malts and dark roast in the nse mainly,I didn't get much briney flavors compared to many of the style wich didn't bother me much.Chocolate flavors with a little saline flavor to go along with hefty roast.Lighter but pretty creamy in the feel,probably something that would go well thru the nitro tap.Not bad it isn't over the top in it's oyster/brine flavors.

06-11-2012 15:40:05 | More by oberon
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-23-2012 23:58:02 | More by aszatk01
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Jason

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Black, opaque, tiny bubbled tan head

SMELL: Dark caramel, faint ocean, mineral, dark chocolate, soft charcoal, sweet

TASTE: Very smooth, medium bodied, burnt sugar, soft charcoal, mild salt, creamy, cocoa powder, restrained hopping, earthy, chicory, semi-sweet roasty finish

Great balance from start to finish, very subtle oyster shell flavor which works quite well. This beer lingers on the palate, wish I had a dozen Island Creek oysters right now ... on its own still a lot of fun.

10-23-2012 02:45:21 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

12 ounce bottle, without any freshness/bottling date/consume before- type of information.

The pour appears to be pretty close to black, under a dark tan head. Head goes to the expected film, collar, some slippery low sheeting and just a few bits of lacing sticking around.

Prominent roasty nose, with some chocolate and a earthyness/mustyness.

Velvety smooth and pleasing in the mouth. Flavorfully flowing over the taste receptors. More roasted malts with a slight sensation of the briny depths. Lite chocolate comes through again. Tasty stout with a slight edge on complexity compared to the run of the mill stout. Well worth a try.

09-06-2012 21:46:19 | More by Billolick
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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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North Carolina

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Wisconsin

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Ohio

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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured into nonic pint glass. Jet black with a thick brown head that dissipates after a bit, leaving nice lacing. Smells of chocolate and bitter coffee. Taste is roasted coffee, a lot of open, watery taste to it with a bitter chocolate/hop finish. I haven't had oysters before, but I don't taste anything out of the ordinary or shellfish-y in this beer. Perhaps it's in that sort of open slipperiness. Either way, it's still a great stout.

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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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