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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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913 Ratings
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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 17
Gots: 70 | 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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3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Horny Goat pint glass.

Appearance- Pitch black in color with a 3/4 finger khaki head that quickly dissipates to a feathery layer.

Smell- Lots of Hershey chocolate, with an Irish creme and some toasty notes.

Taste- Basically burnt black coffee.

Mouthfeel- There is like a thickness but finishes somewhat watery.

Overall- Not bad, but I would prefer more on the flavor. More sweet and hop balance to go with the toasty black coffee notes.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 01:17:35 | More by BrownAleMale
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3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An impressive looking drink with it's full, black body and light brown head up top. Kind of thin, but the head makes up for it with two fingers of frothy bubbles and don't die for several minutes, leaving a sticky lace in its wake.

Really nice malt forward smell, full of dark roasty things and the faintest notes of coffee and caramel.

I've had English stouts before, but never an oyster stout. A bit different taste than I've had before...but good. Lots of coffee and other bittersweet goodies. Never had an oyster, but I think the strange taste I wasn't used to was that.

Creamy, rich, smooth. Full bodied. Moderate bitterness, with good staying power well into the swallow.

One of the best Flying Dog beers I've had. Very easy to drink. Could use a bit more alcohol, but overall, a really good stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 03:43:25 | More by RickS95
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-16-2012 19:47:07 | More by jpd7374
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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a near black color with mahogany edges and 2 fingers worth of light tan head

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, some earthiness and saltiness, and a touch of molasses

T: Again, roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, and a bit of earthiness from the oysters

M: This one throws me off a little... light-medium bodied with a carbonation that is a little high for this style. Just odd to me

O: Aside from the mouthfeel, this is a nice easy-going beer that has plenty of flavor and is easy to drink. Certainly enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 04:14:25 | More by BEERMILER12
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-09-2012 20:03:15 | More by RyanGoodman
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and cookie dough. Taste is of dark roasted malt, burnt cocoa, and a slight fruity flavor. There is a medium roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 02:32:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Black in the glass, some carbonation, one finger white head (was expecting it to be darker) and some lacing. Ruby around the edges.

S-Roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee. Not much oysters but well balanced.

T-Starts with mainly roasted malt. Coffee and chocolate rounds it out but neither is overly present. Some bitterness. Not sure about the oyster as I'm not getting any.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation, a tad bit watery.

O-For an oyster stout, where are the oysters? Maybe I can't pick out oysters but I can't get any of them.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 01:02:52 | More by rlee1390
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-07-2012 02:15:11 | More by stunna
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New York

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, without any freshness/bottling date/consume before- type of information.

The pour appears to be pretty close to black, under a dark tan head. Head goes to the expected film, collar, some slippery low sheeting and just a few bits of lacing sticking around.

Prominent roasty nose, with some chocolate and a earthyness/mustyness.

Velvety smooth and pleasing in the mouth. Flavorfully flowing over the taste receptors. More roasted malts with a slight sensation of the briny depths. Lite chocolate comes through again. Tasty stout with a slight edge on complexity compared to the run of the mill stout. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 21:46:19 | More by Billolick
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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - insert dark color adjective here to describe this stout, thin tan head that fades to a thin ring and film swiftly

S - typical malty aromas, roasted nuts and dark fruits permeate, some oceany seaside aromas lent from the oyster I would assume.

T - the clean, ocean, earthiness is more pronounced in the flavor than the aroma; along with that is a slightly fruity flavor, reminiscient of dark overripe cherries and end with a roasted nutty malt amalgam

M&D - smooth, with a nice flavor, not simple but not particularly complex, I would've like to taste the oyster a bit more. But it was delicious nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 23:22:16 | More by sinstaineddemon
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

09-05-2012 04:30:00 | More by 3leven
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

09-03-2012 04:39:41 | More by cantfindme
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-02-2012 17:47:36 | More by Profchaos20
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3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with a nice head at first which disappears fast with very little to no lacing on the glass.

S: Smell is of coffee with a slightly oceanic undertone which is nice and different.

T: This beer has a unique taste for a beer of this style, the coffee is present and is the dominating flavor in this ale. The briny taste shows itself well with this beer.

M: Nice carbonation, the taste lingers along with the carbonation. Not as thick as some stouts. Lighter body although it is only 5.50ABV.

O: Overall this is a great representation of the style, the oyster stout leaves little to be desired except for a higher abv to compliment the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 03:13:22 | More by 3BeerGuys
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-02-2012 02:55:13 | More by jakea
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-01-2012 22:00:59 | More by MrTana
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New York

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is close to being near black in color and has bits of amber visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a thin tan head that faded away a bit but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts and the nose along with some hints of chocolate.
T: The taste has flavors of roasted malts with notes of chocolate and subtle hints of brine from the oysters.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that grows on you. At first it seems like your typical stout but the oysters become a little more noticeable as the beer warms up. It is definitely very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 13:58:10 | More by metter98
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

08-31-2012 21:23:19 | More by GFD400
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut tinged mahogany with 3 fingers of tan head. Average head retention & good lacing

S: Carob, roasty grain & dark fruit

T: Roasty grain, dryness, some salty notes also up front. Slight raisin notes as this warms, along with black currants & roastyness. Finishes dry, fruitty & roasty

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation

Am easy drinking stout, not great, but a good representation of the style & I did at least see some of the oyster aspects of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:48:48 | More by russpowell
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-29-2012 04:21:41 | More by rab53
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-28-2012 00:32:29 | More by ruckus232
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-27-2012 01:56:33 | More by Hopstout
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasing oyster stout, although rather shy on the mineral/shell notes.

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Compulsory Ralph Steadman illustrated label, with the image of an overblown dog with lipstick and a necklace… That controversy… Side paragraph notes charitable occasion and 5.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Black pour with a nice head and retention, small lacing, and good surface memory.

S - Roasted malt, faint mineral, coffee, dash of chocolate, lactic insinuation...

T - Sweet roasted profile, dash of milk chocolate, minimal mineral memory, hint of coffee under the dark malts.

M - Medium body with a medium/small carbonation and a smooth creamy finish.

O - OK, a good offering.

Notes: So this is making it as part of their regular line-up? OK… It is not that exciting but I guess this could work well.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 01:54:55 | More by Daniellobo
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

08-25-2012 15:31:57 | More by DarthTremens
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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