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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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992 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 21
Gots: 103 | 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 cottonkoozie:
Photo of cottonkoozie
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Almost black, brown and a amber hues around the edge of the glass. Thick craggy head, that dissipated somewhat quickly to a thin cap. Very little lacing.

S - Very good roasted malt smell. Chocolate and coffee smells, pretty typical for a stout, but there is something else, maybe the oysters I assume, that has a very mineral, somewhat metallic, smell. Underneath there is something else, maybe its the name just playing tricks on me but I can smell a slight undertone of salt water, marshy smell.

T - At first a very typical stout, then the metallic flavor comes over, but not as strong as I expected. When it finishes there is actually a slight salt water flavor, not much, but detectable, and again maybe just a mental thing.

M - Above average, but not quite outstanding.

Well I saw this one in the store the weird factor got to me. I wasn't quite ready to buy a six pack, but luckily they had it available as a single.

Overall, not a beer I would buy again, but not bad. I think it was really brewed for the shock value, but it is a pretty good beer, and worth the try. I think it would be better though without the mineral and salt water taste.

cottonkoozie, Sep 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 +15.2%

aszatk01, Nov 23, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%

tectactoe, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Tiernan, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

woodchipper, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

sprestridge, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

TTripp725, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

TimoP, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Doomcifer, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.