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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

938 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 938
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 18
Gots: 81 | 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 madvermin:
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madvermin

California

2.08/5  rDev -43.6%

Pours dark brown, almost black with a red tint when held in the light. Head is fine and fizzy, and dissipates entirely as you pour the beer. No lacing.

Smells weakly of coffee with not much else. Maybe a bit of dark fruit? Overall quite weak.

Taste is bitter, smoky, and a bit gritty. Easy, balanced flavor with the smokiness hitting the back of the throat. Aftertaste is pleasant balance of dry and sticky, if that makes any sense.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, but well bodied for an english stout I guess. I'm still looking for a real oyster taste, and other than the slight gritty, rock taste midway through, there isn't much. Fizzes a bit when swished, but more foamy than harsh. Drinkability is good balance of flavor and thin body, so it's a winner there at least. Overall a disappointment.

10-25-2012 02:26:44 | More by madvermin
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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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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-23-2012 23:58:02 | More by aszatk01
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-25-2012 00:40:41 | More by Tiernan
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-14-2013 21:20:05 | More by woodchipper
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sprestridge

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-04-2013 15:20:33 | More by sprestridge
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-15-2012 05:24:11 | More by danthehopslamman
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-11-2014 23:51:21 | More by TTripp725
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2014 13:10:39 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-17-2014 22:41:20 | More by Doomcifer
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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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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

06-01-2012 01:56:57 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-05-2013 03:47:36 | More by Mugenlude
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Apotheosis

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

10-20-2013 02:51:27 | More by Apotheosis
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westcott

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-28-2013 13:11:29 | More by westcott
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-10-2013 01:37:26 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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ryhn0

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-09-2014 02:57:55 | More by ryhn0
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-16-2013 03:00:15 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-09-2014 16:42:02 | More by Mantooth
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-23-2013 23:27:34 | More by tyleeis
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MVG666

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-08-2014 02:03:37 | More by MVG666
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jminch

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-24-2013 00:56:37 | More by jminch
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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.

05-21-2013 03:06:10 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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wo87810

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-11-2012 02:14:22 | More by wo87810
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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 938 ratings.