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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,029 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 26
Gots: 117 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

humulus, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of mdcflacal
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +15.2%

meteor45, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

williahd, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jayhunter357, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

heyabbott, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

acurtis, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jtrigonis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

simont1, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev +8.4%

LarryMyers, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled October 2013 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color with a thin tan head with small bubbles. The head did not last as long as some other stouts.

Smell: The aromas are subtle and not strong. There is a smell of some coffee and something sweet like chocolate. Overall the aromas are a little thin, and not as strong and flavorful as the taste.

Taste: Full-bodied with great malt flavors, and some hops. The combination of hops and strong roasted malts gives this drink big powerful flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth, almost creamy.

Overall: Very good stout. Best if you enjoy a stout that is dominated by malts. I enjoy the taste, but would like a more powerful aroma.

JJKBeerLvr, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Gbr614, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kasubot, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Wukk, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

gdub, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of rievelx6
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours black/ very dark brown with a pretty good brown head.

S- The smell of this beer is a little different than most other stouts that I had but slight chocolate with some coffeeish smell but nothing that smells like oysters.

T- Pretty good taste with more chocolate than coffee and at the very end it has a little hint of a salt waterish taste which makes this stout unique.

M- Has a medium body with low to medium carbonation.

O- Overall this isnt a bad stout I prefer others over it but I would drink this again.

rievelx6, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

richkrull, Oct 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.9%

TxMdScotty298, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at giant beer garden and eatery purchased as part of the shock and awe pack, enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

The color is almost black with 2+ finger of buttercream head with tiny bead and stringy lace. The smell is okay - kind of dry milk -lactose odor with a mild sweet earthy aroma. The feel is decent with moderate sweetness and subtle roasted texture with medium carbonation and semi-sweet quality with mild bitterness as it finishes with subtle alcohol.

The flavor has a nice creamy caaramel flavor with light roasted barley flavor with some mild mineral and slight bitter flavors in the background. The taste is kind of a mix of sweet stout and dry irish with the smoothness of yeast and some slight spice from the hops. Overall this is a pleasant and drinkable stout, pretty good considering the relatively low abv. It conveys a mix of sweet stout with an american oyster addition which I actually like enough to have multiples of.

Slatetank, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

kevintaraross, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

rmtaggart, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

myuncle, Oct 05, 2013
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.