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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

885 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 17
Gots: 60 | 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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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-24-2013 20:27:44 | More by brheuer
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-23-2013 17:16:29 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-23-2013 14:39:13 | More by Cooker_stp
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-23-2013 02:04:03 | More by Smarty_Pints
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with that distinctive Steadman label art. This particular bottle seems to have no indication of bottling or freshness that I can find. Poured into a 16 oz tumbler.

Appearance - So far so good. This looks every bit the part of a stout, with a foamy tan head that's just under a finger thick. Large bubbles burst intermittently, leaving a more webbed/rocky look as the head dissipates to a layer of foam across the top. Body is inky pitch black, with no light passing through even when the source is right behind the glass.

Smell - Hmmmm. Not sure if it's my imagination getting the best of me, but underlying the traditional characteristics of a stout--roasty, burnt coffee, raw cacao--is a briny element that is offputting to my nose. It's not exactly salty, but it's earthy and a little bit pungent. Having never had a stout with oysters added, I don't know if this is normal, but it's not very appealing.

Taste - That's better. Now we're talking, as the brine characteristics that I was getting in the nose are subdued by the rich stout characteristics. Charred bread, more bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts are the heroes here, with some coffee notes as well, but very much in the background.

Mouthfeel - Body on the heavy side of medium, with moderate to low carbonation makes for pretty easy drinkability. Finish has just a touch of sweet as well.

Overall, I don't think this is a beer that I'd drink again, even though the taste was far better than the smell suggested it was going to be. I can't help but wonder if the whole "brewed with oysters" thing was messing with my head, because oysters and beer just seem like an odd couple combination. I like oysters and I like stouts, but the two combined just didn't quite do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 07:42:13 | More by LambicPentameter
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-18-2013 14:52:55 | More by ninaturner
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-18-2013 01:30:41 | More by racingkenny14
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2013 22:48:04 | More by mrosenfeld32
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srw

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-17-2013 22:21:02 | More by srw
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-15-2013 21:45:09 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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BradShook

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-14-2013 02:21:03 | More by BradShook
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-13-2013 06:25:44 | More by safaricook
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kindestcut

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-12-2013 21:26:30 | More by kindestcut
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beergoot

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dry, charred wood aroma; coffee. Dark brown body with a thick, foamy tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor; semi-dry.

An interesting stout brewed with actual oysters. Rich and smooth with a nicely balanced and complex feel throughout. A very nice variation on a classic dark ale style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 19:14:47 | More by beergoot
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JohnG190

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-12-2013 18:58:24 | More by JohnG190
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kristougher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-11-2013 20:12:43 | More by kristougher
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tmzl

Slovenia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-09-2013 16:02:58 | More by tmzl
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-08-2013 13:46:53 | More by Irish12
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-07-2013 18:26:18 | More by icehawk
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-06-2013 00:38:50 | More by Boone757
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-03-2013 23:21:03 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

definitely my favorite flying dog brew to date. brewed with Chesapeake bay oysters? who would have thought? velvety looking black color, cocoa powder aromatics oozing out, bubbly and dense tan head, black licorice and tobacco on the nose as well. I don't smell fish at all, and this doesn't taste salty. instead I get bittersweet roasted barley, chocolate malt, and faint espresso notes. the texture is what makes this beer for me, creamy and rich, while retaining its drinkability. nice as an after dinner session beer, or as an interesting conversation piece. im not usually a huge fan of flying dog, but this beer really steps it up in both creativity and execution. worth seeking out. any other good oyster beers out there? how did this start? I want to know more...

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 15:20:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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riktronics

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-02-2013 23:58:28 | More by riktronics
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stumac

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-02-2013 06:10:58 | More by stumac
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Jay82

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-31-2013 01:01:29 | More by Jay82
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.