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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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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, earthy black malt scent along with a hint of chocolate malt sweetness. There is a creamy character that really enhance the dark malt feel. The oysters lend a bit of depth to the aroma that really rounds out the aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth, earthy black malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry. There is a bit of chocolate malt in there as well that provides some added sweetness and complexity. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific seasonal beer. It's quite drinkable and is full of flavor.

WesWes, May 22, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into nonic pint glass. Jet black with a thick brown head that dissipates after a bit, leaving nice lacing. Smells of chocolate and bitter coffee. Taste is roasted coffee, a lot of open, watery taste to it with a bitter chocolate/hop finish. I haven't had oysters before, but I don't taste anything out of the ordinary or shellfish-y in this beer. Perhaps it's in that sort of open slipperiness. Either way, it's still a great stout.

BurgeoningBrewhead, May 21, 2013
Photo of Kingcurio
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kingcurio, May 21, 2013
Photo of xacidx
4/5  rDev +8.7%

xacidx, May 20, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +8.7%

BeerForMuscle, May 20, 2013
Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev +8.7%

BigTrubble, May 19, 2013
Photo of KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours very dark brown with purple tints, some red. Ring of tan foam. Malty dark nose. Some dark chocolate too. Taste is a gritty burnt coffee. There is something a touch different, probably influenced by the title. Somewhat earthy. Very good.

KTCamm, May 19, 2013
Photo of AL89BR
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

AL89BR, May 15, 2013
Photo of drgonzo2k2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

drgonzo2k2, May 11, 2013
Photo of harrylee773
4/5  rDev +8.7%

harrylee773, May 10, 2013
Photo of SirWalkAbout
4/5  rDev +8.7%

SirWalkAbout, May 09, 2013
Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bh123, May 09, 2013
Photo of firstlighthiker
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

firstlighthiker, May 09, 2013
Photo of dalepryor
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

pirmannt1, May 05, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep black hue with a one half finger frothy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted barley and the typical accompanying aromas.

The taste consisted of an upfront roastiness tempered by a touch of caramel but with a finishing smoke and charcoal.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty well crafted stout.

plaid75, May 03, 2013
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ilikebeer03, May 02, 2013
Photo of Jadjunk
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

"Proceeds benefit Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration. Brewed with Rappahannock River Oysters." Brewed in the style of an Oyster Stout, available exclusively in the Shock And Awe Variety Pack.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served north of 56º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a billowing medium brown head of a very active foamy consistency. Retention is slightly above average and holds steady when it thickens to a moderate smooth foam. Body color is a dark brown, still slightly translucent even at the thickest points. Carbonation is active and plentiful. Not a bad stout appearance, but it has its shortcomings. 3.75

(Smell) Aroma consists of medium roasted caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, a mild butter character compliments a subtle bread malt profile overall. A tame hop aroma with a mild dry yeast acidity. The oyster character comes through only in small traces but does add a touch of welcome complexity to this beer. 3.5

(Taste) A much more pronounced roasted char front with a moderate chocolate malt sweetness and a pronounced dry finish. Only a touch of oyster flavor carries through for a slight oceanic touch and accents the chocolate notes. The flavor is overall a lot rougher than the aroma gave off with much sharper roasted grain notes, and less emphasis on the coffee and chocolate accents. Also shallow was a solid malt body. The roasted malt could have toned down a touch to bring more attention to the oysters, or the latter upgraded with the malt sweetness to meet a more concentrated balance. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Very smooth with a mildly creamy, oily slick carbonation presence. A burnt malt profile accents an otherwise mild dry finish. Medium bodied for an English Oyster Stout, medium/heavy bodied overall. Alcohol presence is mild/medium. The textures for this beer are quite fine for the style. 4.25

(Overall) English & oyster stouts are growing on me big time, but my demand for either better balanced or more complex stouts comes with this change. I liked the potential that this beer had, but questioned the importance of the overly smoky, charred specialty malt profile to compare with the oyster inclusions, it seemed they were inevitably in conflict. The residual sweetness was rather mellow for this beer but overall I think that the oyster character was a much shallower player in this beer than it could have been. I can't admit to regretting purchasing the pack for this beer. 3.75

Flying Dog Brewery's
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
3.64/5.00

Jadjunk, May 01, 2013
Photo of DaKur
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

DaKur, May 01, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured onto frozen tumbler to a nice foamy head that was well maintained

S - no oysters here. nice hoppy aroma

T - I've had a few oyster stouts and didn't like any of them. this was different, notes of chocolate and smoke w/ no scent of oysters. smooth and flavorful.

M - good level of carbonation. Smooth

O - never been too impressed w/ flying dog beers. This was different. definitely buy again

Segelstrom, May 01, 2013
Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev +8.7%

mixed_master7, May 01, 2013
Photo of BRD14
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

BRD14, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of BeerYoss
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

served in a goblet

Appearance - opaque, tiny bubbled, 1 finger, tan head quickly dissipates. no lacing.

Smell - Light and refreshing. slightly briny. roasted malts. inviting smell

Taste - warm chocolate up front and a seawater finish. the flavors go together fairly well but there is an abruptness in the transition.

Mouthfeel - light on the tongue throughout, bordering on watery. the lightness balances the warm flavors relatively well. tongue remains tingly from the carbonation

Overall - good overall brew. refreshing with some interesting flavors.

BeerYoss, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark rich black depths of hell tone with a light tan head, even lights up the room with the hop of pearls trapped in your oyster however, I have find myself an approachable roasted malt accented stout. Aroma has hints of sea salt and mineral water with an earthy dark roast character, flavor wise we dive into the mix of dark roasted malt bitterness with a soft chocolate blanket and salty earth notes. A bit one dimensional but a drinkable version of a dry stout. Mouthfeel is medium thin at times compared to other bigger stouts on the market this isn't trying to be that, it's a middle of the road oyster infused dark beer. That's really my overall impression.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Swosu19
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Swosu19, Apr 26, 2013
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.