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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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989 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 102 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

corneliustoad, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of wac9
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is the frist oyster stout i have had and it just taste life a stout thought a oyster stout tasted diffrent but this beer pours dark with a big head nothing more i can stay a dark beer worth drinking yes but thats it drinks dark looks darks what do oyster taste like because its not in this beer drink this beer if you like dark beer but it you have drank oyster stout before then you know what they should taste like and i think there better ones out there because this just taste like a regular stout

wac9, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

TheBigBoy, Mar 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

CraftBeerGuild, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JoeLacy, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
3/5  rDev -18.5%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of bpowers315
4/5  rDev +8.7%

bpowers315, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Jamison85, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Coduhhh
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Coduhhh, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +8.7%

gwiedman1, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of jminch
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

jminch, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.5%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

rjl910953, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of DMB
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DMB, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of tronester
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

tronester, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of DruRho
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

DruRho, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

chinchill, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ScaryEd, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Steelcitynsouth
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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...

Steelcitynsouth, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Andragos, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

timothybarney, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

wmobley, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

BEERchitect, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

surfrogue1, Mar 14, 2013
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.