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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

989 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 102 | 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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2.08/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

madvermin, Oct 25, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +15.5%

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%

sdsimkins, Sep 09, 2014
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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
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev +6%
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 +8.2%
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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4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

Sjknauss, Sep 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Guinnsslvr, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ryhn0, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

PretzelsNBeer, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mantooth, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tyleeis, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MVG666, Mar 08, 2014
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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.