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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

905 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 17
Gots: 69 | 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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gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2013 18:58:14 | More by gwiedman1
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jminch

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-24-2013 00:56:37 | More by jminch
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-23-2013 17:53:05 | More by ejimhof
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rjl910953

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-22-2013 04:17:43 | More by rjl910953
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-21-2013 20:07:26 | More by DMB
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown, almost black in color. Thin but creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted meats and a bit of salt. Taste begins with an almost briny character, followed by a savory coffee middle, and an earthy, coffee finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall quite a good beer. This may be the first Oyster Stout I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 00:00:27 | More by tronester
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DruRho

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

03-18-2013 23:53:09 | More by DruRho
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured clear, dark mahogany but looks nearly black in the glass. It has a modest size tan foam cover. The head reduces rather quickly, leaving a durable ring but little lacing.

Aroma: dark roasted malts with a hint of briny oyster.

Taste: Toasty, salty and smokey with just a touch of briny oyster in the surprisingly smokey finish. Sweet/bitter more-or-less in balance.

Mouthfeel: medium-full body; medium carbonation; less dry than expected.

Overall: A nice stout with plenty of rich, dark roasted malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 19:19:09 | More by chinchill
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-17-2013 03:05:03 | More by ScaryEd
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Steelcitynsouth

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Lot of great art on the cover - for a cover of a semi-good beer. Don't get me wrong; were this the 1st stout I ever had I may love it. However, I am a stout / porter fan, so I naturally feel I know them best... This is marginal for a stout and a slightly tasty porter at best...

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 04:18:57 | More by Steelcitynsouth
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Andragos

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-15-2013 15:13:23 | More by Andragos
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2013 03:52:04 | More by iL0VEbeer
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timothybarney

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

03-15-2013 01:05:10 | More by timothybarney
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-14-2013 19:53:07 | More by wmobley
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With Urban Dictionary alive and well with Flying Dog's adolescent-minded marketing team, Pearl Necklace hits the market with shock value and in-your-face flavor. When the beer's label starts with gimmicks, its hard to overcome that in taste.

Amply carbonated and with the darkest of dark brown color, the ale erupts in the glass and nearly overtakes its rim. Building a tall head of varying bubble sized shows long-lasting staying power and laces impressively with sheets of foam that cling to the glass.

Sharply roasted aromas start off with strong coffee grounds, cocoa, and nutty malt scents. There's the minerally tinge of drywall that gives the beer a calcium-rich tone before hop aromas of spruce tips lead into the first sip.

The beer's taste also starts out with the bold taste of spent coffee grounds, burnt grain, campfire, and mild ash. Somewhat abrasive, the taste moves quickly into a middle of bitter cocoa and walnut oils. Hop flavor of pine and spruce turns to bitter resins before the dry brine taste of sea salt and sulfur sets in.

Powdery and full on the palate the beer's high carbonation promotes dryness and a creamy ash character. The roast and short-lived sweetness turns plaster-like as the dryness and mineral-rich oyster shell character dries the beer with a snap.

The stout's high level of carbonation, dryness, and hop character suggest an American-style Stout as opposed to more supple, sweet, and calmer English versions. Those need the salty must of shellfish for balance and palatability. But in this design, the salts exacerbate much of it's already overbearing quality.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 16:10:23 | More by BEERchitect
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surfrogue1

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22%

03-14-2013 02:15:46 | More by surfrogue1
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cw577enfield

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-13-2013 21:55:41 | More by cw577enfield
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-13-2013 05:14:13 | More by Zachtheporter
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-11-2013 01:31:29 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-10-2013 20:21:23 | More by spycow
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-10-2013 00:50:32 | More by ridgeline23
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

03-10-2013 00:27:33 | More by soonerlight
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-09-2013 20:21:15 | More by BGsWo22
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

03-09-2013 12:23:52 | More by Travcofarms
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-09-2013 11:30:18 | More by Nick_Foltz
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.