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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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963 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 963
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 18
Gots: 91 | 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 Chaney:
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

I got this one in the Flying Dog variety pack.

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: Poured a burnt sienna brown, with a nice 1.5 finger peppery, mocha head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: Smelled so roasty that if I were to sniff this without knowing the style beforehand, I would have tagged this as a porter. A tinge of sweet, sourdough mixed in there as well.

T: More coffee-like than chocolate due to the particular brand of bitterness. It had a nice flavor that was not watered down in any way. As a matter of fact, I was pretty amazed at how full the flavor was.

M: Grainy and bitter, which affects its drinkability to my mind slightly and I noticed it was starting to wear on me about 6oz. in. However, I guess this is more of a savory type of brew, so that goes with the territory, I guess.

O: I've always consider Flying Dog to be one of those "neither totally pleasing nor offending" breweries that surprises the hell out of me at times. I'd consider this one a pleasant surprise.

Chaney, Dec 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

oberon, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

aszatk01, Nov 23, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -17.7%

tectactoe, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Tiernan, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

woodchipper, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

sprestridge, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

TTripp725, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TimoP, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Doomcifer, Jul 17, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6%

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.

Jason, Oct 23, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

Billolick, Sep 06, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 963 ratings.