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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

992 Ratings
THE BROS
88
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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

pinkysup, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

williamv0123, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dexterk1, Nov 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

JimmyCop, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

dbauer78, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

M1k3y, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First thing that strikes me is the beautiful color; black around the edges with a deep blood red hue shining through the middle. The head dissipated quickly and left very little lacing. Smells like roasted coffee, some herbal hops, briny sea salt near the end. The flavor was absolutely phenomenal, faithfully following the nose with coffee, roasted grain, dry chocolate, sea salt, and woody, herbal hops at the end. Thankfully does not taste like oysters. Went down easy with a slight carbonic bite and a medium thin mouthfeel. A great stout, even with the gimmick of seafood in it.

Aaron_Ramson, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

OldSmaug, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jordy777, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

John_Squires, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

shacawgo24, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

socon67, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BuddhaBrowett, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Kevin_Chapman, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of schepelz
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into snifter

A - Deep deep brown, almost black in color. About one finger tannish head

S - Not a whole lot going on in the aroma department. Get a lot of roasty aromas combining with some very slight coffee notes.

T - Unique flavor. Almost a salty bitterness to it. Followed by a nice roasty smoked flavor. Getting subtle coffee taste as well.

M - Medium body with a bit more carbonation that I had expected. Smooth/foamy and then left with a dry, bitterness.

O - Very interesting stout and one I'd probably come back to when pairing with a meal.

schepelz, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BeerMeister8, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

everlong353, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

djwhit24, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Gk187
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell - unique aroma that I can't quite place slightly sweet

Taste - nice balance

Mouthfeel - thin texture with very noticeable carbonation

Overall - I feel like I missed the whole "brewed with oysters" flavor maybe a hint of it on the aroma but that might have been my imagination. Overall a very fine beer just missing the gimmick from the label.

Gk187, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

bcwilley07, Nov 08, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, light coffee and earth.
The taste is lightly roasted malt, a little salt and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced and easy to drink.
The texture is smooth with a crisp edge; moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable stout.

Fatehunter, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

wander4, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Bouder32, Nov 07, 2013
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.