Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
Pours a very dark brown with a nice and solid tan-colored head that left plenty of lacing on the way down.
The aroma is filled with chocolate and a slight roasted malt scent, sad to say I'm a little stuffed up and can't smellvery well right now. Maybe I should have waited to review a beer. Anyways..
I taste lots of roasty dark malts with a nice salty bitterness in the back of the throat.
The texture is perfect, it has a light/ medium body with some good sharp carbonation and a bit of a dry finish.
Nice stout but I wish I could taste some oyster.
09-15-2013 06:03:35 | More by JMad
3.59/5 rDev -2.7%
A - Almost black, brown and a amber hues around the edge of the glass. Thick craggy head, that dissipated somewhat quickly to a thin cap. Very little lacing.
S - Very good roasted malt smell. Chocolate and coffee smells, pretty typical for a stout, but there is something else, maybe the oysters I assume, that has a very mineral, somewhat metallic, smell. Underneath there is something else, maybe its the name just playing tricks on me but I can smell a slight undertone of salt water, marshy smell.
T - At first a very typical stout, then the metallic flavor comes over, but not as strong as I expected. When it finishes there is actually a slight salt water flavor, not much, but detectable, and again maybe just a mental thing.
M - Above average, but not quite outstanding.
Well I saw this one in the store the weird factor got to me. I wasn't quite ready to buy a six pack, but luckily they had it available as a single.
Overall, not a beer I would buy again, but not bad. I think it was really brewed for the shock value, but it is a pretty good beer, and worth the try. I think it would be better though without the mineral and salt water taste.
09-07-2013 01:09:08 | More by cottonkoozie
3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
12oz Bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for $3
Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size fizzy/frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There are also some light smokey notes and a touch of dark fruits.
Overall - I can't really taste oysters.. but it a pretty tasty beer for sure. It has a nice well balanced taste is extremely drinkable. Seems like a great session beer despite the slightly higher ABV,
09-05-2013 23:56:41 | More by spinrsx
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
A- Pours a very dark brown with a bit if ruby hue, small creamy light tan head that skims the top after settling
S- roasted and grainy aromas up front with some toasted notes, there's a touch of chocolate coming through with some mineraly notes as well, more grains on the backend like a wheat triscuit cracker
T- the grainy flavors follow the aroma and are quickly followed by a salty/mineraly flavor that eventually takes a back seat to some chocolate notes with a touch of smoke and coffee on the finish, more mineral on the finish from the oysters
M- medium body with low carbonation, foamy mouthfeel leads to an easy dry finish with a slight mineral bitterness
O- this is orobably the most mineral/salt forward oyster stout that I've tried to date, but its not overpowering. Overall an enjoyable take on the style
09-04-2013 00:39:45 | More by Treyliff
3.76/5 rDev +1.9%
single bottle from K1
a: served in a snifter after just a short while to chill, deep mahogany brown in color, practically opaque black, with a cocoa colored head that shows healthy retention
s: simply nutty dark roasted barley, glimpses of caramel and some chocolate sugar when fully warmed, perhaps a touch briny but not strikingly distinct, earthy hops
m: body a light medium, with carbonation a low-moderate, somewhat creamy on the palate
t: a traditional, balanced stout with a pleasant earthy roasted barley presence, nice char flavor, some mild underlying sweetness, slight brine, earthy hops with a mild to moderate bitterness joining the roast in a dry finish
o: an interesting style and a good beer no doubt, but the oyster influence is very subtle, a good cause (bay preservation) and a tasty stout in it’s own right
09-01-2013 19:45:31 | More by blackie
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.