Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by chodinheaven:
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
Very dark brown in color with cola highlights around the edges when held to a light. There is a nice 1.5 finger or so head that sticks around for awhile after the pour, dissapating into a sea foamy tan sheet. The nose is sweet and very pleasant, with a rich coffee aroma around the edges. Smells creamy with a touch of grain in the sweet chocolate and coffee combo. Nicely aromatic.
There is a sweetness to the taste again, in a form that is reminiscent of a mocha latte. The malts give a subtle chocolatey side to this beer, with some pleasant roasted coffee-like tones mixed in. In the back is a touch of hops and maybe even a little saltiness that give the beer a bit of prickle on the way out. This saltiness is subtle but definitely there, a touch from the oysters I'm sure. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat slick, and this is a very pleasant and drinkable stout. Nothing over the top or out of this world exciting, but this is a solid stout for sure. Definitely worth the pick up.
05-20-2012 04:20:26 | More by chodinheaven
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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.
05-21-2013 03:06:10 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.