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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,090 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 27
Gots: 158 | 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:
Beer added by: WMEugene on 11-16-2011

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Very dark, with amber hue, small near white head, spotty lace.

S - Light cocoa, chalk.

T - Bigger cocoa, chalkiness, sweet dark malt and hops.

M - Medium to light body, fair balance, good carb.

D - Good to try. The sixer will be enough for me.

Photo of Dhamma73
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

What a Picasso. Stuff everywhere. Nice dark black stout with a good tan head. No lace.

Smell is deep and rich, with smoky dark roasted malt, molasses (very strong), charred notes. Very nice.

But this does not taste like the smell. Dark roasted malt, lean flavors. Some bitter licorice. Mild sweetness and a balance of bitterness in the finish.

Too thin for stout. Some body, but no where near enough.

OK brew. Blind I'd think this was porter. Nice aromas; decent flavors, but nothing spectacular.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Dark brown-black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of dark malts, toasted grains, unsweetened cocoa. More of the same in the taste, dark malts, bitter cocoa, toasted bread, some mild leafy and earthy hops, and a bit of mineral from the oysters, that was really more implied in the mouthfeel than in the taste, as with most oyster stouts (in my opinion). Body was mid-range, about right for an English-style, so no real complaints there, though the roastiness added a little oomph. Pretty good overall.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of xnicknj
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into mini snifter

Opaque blacked-out pour with a fluffy crop of tanned head. Fades into some wispy lacing and a collar of retention.

Lightly roasted dark malts in the nose with touches of chalky cocoa powder and chocolate. Faint sweetness and caramel, slight mineral note.

Malty and softly sweet with roasted warmth. Dusty cocoa, decent backbone, soft mineral note from the oysters. Finishes creamy with a touch of nutty malts.

Fuller medium body, milder carbonation, creamy and full on the tongue. The chalky mineral tones in this threw me off a bit, but the body was really the highlight of the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of JoshatTownHall
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank straight out of the bottle from a Flying Dog variety pack. Another great offering from Flying Dog and an attempt at a unique Maryland style brew. This is a very drinkable beer that is also a great example of this style. While I did not pair this with seafood I would imagine that this is a great beer to slug down along with some crabs and oysters.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Bottled on code 292A12, so sometime in 2012 I'm guessing. Poured into a Boulevard tulip glass.

A - Pours a very dark almost-black. There is the tiniest little ruby dot showing some bubbles rushing up to the top which resulted in a nice one finger mocha colored sizzling head which dissipated quickly.

S - Creamy coffee. Some mild dark fruit. Mild dark chocolate creeping out as the beer warms.

T - Roasted coffee dominates most of the flavor. I wouldn't really say I can taste any oyster in there at all. A very mild sweetness in the back end somewhere, which I suppose you could attribute to a salty shellfish like taste? I really don't know. It doesn't taste like seafood though, if you ask me. Tastes like a nice coffee stout with some milky smoothness in it.

M - Slick medium body goes down smooth. Not thick or heavy-sitting in the stomach. Almost has a creamy milky smooth texture. Maybe a little bit of a resinous mouth feel.

Overall, I guess it isn't a bad stout. This is my second bottle of this stuff, and I can honestly say it doesn't taste as bizarre as I was expecting it to taste. It almost tastes to me like a very creamy, smooth, regular coffee stout. Moderate 5.5% abv, drinkable for sure. Doesn't really break any new spectacular ground, but a beer I would drink again.

Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout ---3.5/5

Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.