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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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1,089 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 26
Gots: 158 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WMEugene on 11-16-2011

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a blackish body with minimal tan head that dies slow with minor lace. I get a little sweetness in the aroma but even that is more bitter chocolate than anything. Some large chunks of roasted malt and a splash of coffee also hit me in the nose. The beer is medium to heavy bodied, slightly chewey. enjoyable sipper but a mostly dry stout with roasted malts ( and again I get this coffee thing) dominating and just minor bitter chocolate notes mixed in. The finish seems a little grainy so I suppose this is where the oyster kick is which isn't bad as it isn't burdensome and lends itself to the beer. Also seems to have a touch of wood since it goes down smooth. Not a bad stout at all but one that is a little simple for my liking.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown bordering on black with a small brown head. Good lace.

S - Roasty. Dark chocolate and espresso. There are no fishy oyster aromas like I expected.

T - All bitter chocolate up front with espresso and oysters at the super-dry finish. More oyster flavors build in the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied, malty, and super dry at the finish.

O - Not as odd as I thought. This is my first oyster stout and I like it. Extremely dry at the finish aster a good progression of flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of rangerred
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a light tan half finger head that fades away pretty quickly. Really no lacing at all.

There is a very nice roasty aroma with some milk chocolate and char. A slight mineral note along with coffee.

The mineral note is a bit stronger in the taste but remains restrained. More milk chocolate although the sweetness is held in check. A little bit of light roast coffee finishing with a light stickiness and mild bitterness.

Overall, a really nicely done oyster stout. I love the mineral character and some nice chocolate and roasted notes. Decent beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.