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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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996 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 996
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 22
Gots: 104 | 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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Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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
Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

wander4, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of Bouder32
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Bouder32, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of polopaul20
4/5  rDev +8.7%

polopaul20, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Mersh
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mersh, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of 1FatJ
4/5  rDev +8.7%

1FatJ, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted off vs Carton Digger, a blonde made with clams. Both great shore beers. This one tho tastes exactly like the Maryland shore. Kudos for that!

A: Pours a dark brown body, with an energetic head and carbonation fora stout. Settles into a tan island of foam and leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: I spend T-giving every year on the Chesapeake and I swear this beer smells of that region. Wet fall leaves, salt air, along with roasted barley grains and a bit of sweetness, and chocolate. Light, leafy hops. Some wild berry and decaying vegetation. A shore brew for sure.

Taste: Really great. Really going to be great with oysters and pub food, and fall.
Follows smell, with charred wood smoke, and more coffee and nice sweet-bitter arc. Modestly sweet. Leafy, spicy, grassy hops, and as promised a little briny. great finish. Warm, fire, pub like.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A bit of surprising carbonation. Chocolate finish without any cloying. Really nice balance.

Overall: Very light oyster stout. With a great approach. Of of the dogs' best.

Act25, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Lightman
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Lightman, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of shredder83
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

shredder83, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of MistahBeah
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown - not quite black. Lighter brown filmy head. Little retention

Smells of roasted malts. Coffee and dark chocolate. It actually smells a little salty

Taste of big roasty malts. Black coffee and bitter chocolate. A touch of sweet toffee. Floral leafy hops and salt water round it out. Some smoky charcoal on the back palate. Interesting. First oyster stout I've had

Feels a little thin and the salty minerals make it feel kinda grainy. Aftertaste is smoky and sticks around for a bit

Overall interesting but nothing i'd rush out to get again

MistahBeah, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

derkfromwi, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of arthurbdavis
4/5  rDev +8.7%

arthurbdavis, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a dark brown/black color with a light brown head.

The aroma has some roasty malt, but nothing much. A bit of chocolate.

The flavor has a chocolate and roasty malt which then moves onto a salinity and mineral flavor. The oyster does come out a bit.

The body is quite thin and the beer is a bit lacking in flavor.

dar482, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

chicagoish, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Clydesdale
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color, with brown highlights barely visible when held up to light. The brown head is medium sized, with a somewhat dense, frothy texture. Retention is solid, and some rings of lacing deposit onto the glass as the head recedes.

S: Aromas feature prominent roasted malts, with some medium caramel notes. Lighter coffee, semisweet chocolate, and charcoal notes are also present. Some mild leafy hops and mineral notes add depth.

T: Big roasted malt flavors up front, with some medium caramel/toffee sweetness. Coffee and semisweet chocolate are more prominent than the nose suggested. Hops are primarily leafy, adding some balancing bitterness. There are lesser notes of charcoal, minerals, and faint saltiness.

M: Medium-firm body. Carbonation is a bit lighter than average. The beer is fairly dry overall, though it actually seems to soften up a bit towards the finish.

O: This is a nice stout from Flying Dog. The oysters do add a nice, albeit subtle, complexity to what would otherwise be a straightforward beer. The slightly salty, mineral flavors towards the finish are welcome, in my opinion.

Clydesdale, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of humulus
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

humulus, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of mdcflacal
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle.
Dark but not black. Some light makes it through when held up to the light.
Little uninteresting in the aroma. Some roast comes through.
Bitterness lingers a little. Maybe some mineral characteristics. Clean yeast. Roastiness stands out.
Maybe a touch thin.
Overall I'm happy to have tried it. Love oysters, and appreciate the inclusion. Probably other comparable abv stouts I'd prefer to drink.

mdcflacal, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of meteor45
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

meteor45, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

williahd, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jayhunter357, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of heyabbott
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

heyabbott, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.