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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

966 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 19
Gots: 90 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jimbo4430, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

schaffer9252, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Nachos4two, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

jsmith6051, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Darkness. Almost pitch black. Heavy and thick looking. A beer that would make AAL lovers quiver in fear. A very thin head which quickly dissipated.

S - Typical for a stout, lots of stuff going on. Lots of malt, the roasted character and slight cocoa aroma of a bock, and a unique, powerfull sweetness. Tough to put my finger on that one. Very good aroma.

T - Strong and quality. All the aromas were featured, in addition to a coffee-like bitterness. Unusual, but very good. Being an Oyster Stout, I was disappointed to be unable to taste said oysters or anything resembling seafood. There was another unique taste that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Maybe that's part of it.

F - OK, not great. Very thick. Would probably be good with food. Not much carbonation felt. Felt damn good going down, though.

O - My first ever Oyster Stout, and I enjoyed this brew. A powerful, uniqe flavor that I will enjoy again.

stella77artois, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ZEB89, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

pin, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

fredmugs, May 31, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Notes from The Attic...

This stout is a very dark brown with some lighter brown at the edges. A small tan head, sparsely-bubbled but pretty tight, leaves spots and patches from a reasonably thick cap left after it falls.
There's a nice roast on the nose with a bit of smoke, and there are some chocolaty notes as well. Firm and pretty robust on the whole, it's easy to tell it's a stout. The mineral and very, very mildly briny hints remind me it's more than that. Oyster is barely detectable from the smell, though.
Oyster isn't overdone, and the overall affect isn't so much fleshy as roasty. A little bitter char going into the finish builds off a particular earthiness. Well-rounded overall, though I'd actually like to see a bit more.
All in all I'd say it's got a bit too much bite for a stout. There's a good creaminess to it. The crispness tames with time, but there's still quite a hard nip, even going into a slightly drier finish.

Brenden, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

civicm87, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

domnalbrecc, May 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

PeterLee, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

MattyDrinks, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ant880, May 27, 2013
Photo of mlichens
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled glass. Pours black with a almost no head, but some dark brown bubbles. Smell is oceany, with a hint of brine as well as some molasses and coffee.

Taste is that of a traditional stout, with a burnt sugar aftertaste. Has the coffee and dark chocolate taste that you expect from a stout, but I don't detect the oysters that are supposed to be present. Maybe my palate is still undeveloped. Goes downs smoothly and would be a perfect complement to seafood or even some desserts.

Overall it is a tasty beer, and worth getting again.

mlichens, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

RoryOMoore, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JG-90, May 25, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-Brewed with rappahannock oysters.

A: Poured a dark khaki head that was frothy but slight, sitting above a pitch black colored body. Head retention was average while lacing was sparse, low coverage and weakly holding.

S: Aroma of dry oysters, the malting visually appears dark and roasty, but doesn't translate much aromatically. Sweetened coffee, earthy notes of chocoalte, oyster shells but very low in presence. Was hoping for some more salty character.

T: The flavor did provide a better deal of oyster kick then was on the nose. Dry, some earthy coffee malting, minerals, and an easy salty roastiness. Some oats and sweetened creamer ends things.

M: The mouthful had a silky feel, no carbonation, milky texture with a sweetened roastiness off the tongue.

O: Overall smooth flavor wise, some oyster, but wish there was more kick.

beerthulhu, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

JasonTaverner, May 24, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass with a black body reminiscent more of thinner, lower ABV stouts than motor oil big ones. A nice cap forms on the beer to about two fingers in size with a frothy texture, some big bubbles throughout. Head retention is good and a foamy ring leaves small spots of lace.

S- Roasted grains make up the bulk of the aroma for me with chocolate, coffee and dark caramel hints coming from the grain bill. Nutty, spiced dark fruit and sweet hints beyond that.

T- The flavor is also led forward by the roast specialty grains used in the recipe. This barley lends roast, cocoa, coffee and burnt notes. The roast grains are certainly not dominating and raisin, nutty, caramel, fruit esters and mineral hints to come through and balance. Hops flavor is low but I get some earthy and grassy hints in the finish.

MF- Body of low-medium thickness with low-moderate carbonation. Definitely a bit thinner feeling than most stouts due to these aspects but it hardly hurts since it is only 5.5% and not just a roast bomb. Roast and hop bitterness in the finish at a lower-end level.

A good stout to drink anytime. It brings enough roast flavors to be interesting but doesn't have a super high ABV or extremely thick body; drinkable. The oysters lend just a tiny bit of mineral flavor that almost reminds me of collecting seashells/being by the sea, random but it's what comes to mind.

cbutova, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

tadmuchowski, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Leitz, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

buckyp, May 23, 2013
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.