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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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1,043 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 25
Gots: 120 | 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 SolipsismalCat
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear dark red-brown with giant three-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.

S: Roasted malt. Mild.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Very roasted taste. Simple flavor profile.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Kind of watery.

O: Fairly average English stout here.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark brown with the faintest of garnet highlights when held to light and a huge tan head that persists. The aroma is quite earthy and roasty with hints of coffee and caramel. The flavor follows the aroma. Nice roasty chocolate and coffee with a caramel and brown sugary sweetness that is cut down by an earthy almost briny flavor. Hints of dark tart fruits round out the flavor nicely. Light earthy hop bitterness linger long into the finish of every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart and chewy mouthfeel. Not a bad stout but like other oyster stouts I've tried I have to ask, Why?

Photo of BeezNeezy22D
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Renae
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Dreamer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Mississippi
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of onestoploser
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Zorro
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark and nearly black colored ale with a thin brown colored head.

Smell is strong patent malt and smoke with a whiff of ocean to it. Chocolate and coffee a little molasses that represents all the malt I can smell.

Starts out dry and slightly metallic and salty in the mouth. Taste a little sweeter than it smells. Coffee and slight chocolate.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin for the style.

Overall it is OK, but I won't be buying this again.

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

I got this one in the Flying Dog variety pack.

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: Poured a burnt sienna brown, with a nice 1.5 finger peppery, mocha head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: Smelled so roasty that if I were to sniff this without knowing the style beforehand, I would have tagged this as a porter. A tinge of sweet, sourdough mixed in there as well.

T: More coffee-like than chocolate due to the particular brand of bitterness. It had a nice flavor that was not watered down in any way. As a matter of fact, I was pretty amazed at how full the flavor was.

M: Grainy and bitter, which affects its drinkability to my mind slightly and I noticed it was starting to wear on me about 6oz. in. However, I guess this is more of a savory type of brew, so that goes with the territory, I guess.

O: I've always consider Flying Dog to be one of those "neither totally pleasing nor offending" breweries that surprises the hell out of me at times. I'd consider this one a pleasant surprise.

Photo of Dank26
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a rich dark brown opaque beer. Great thick creamy head. Smells faintly of roasted malts and a little booze. Tastes of roasted malts and has a good body and great carbonation. If you likes stouts and have never had it I would recommend but there are better ones out there.

Photo of soccerfancooch
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JennieKoeper
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of matjack85
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz brown bottle with no legible freshness date. Due to its popularity, the beer is now being offered year round instead of being a one time limited release.

The beer pours a pitch black color with a nice 2½-finger tan head on top that hangs around awhile and leaves lots of lacing.

Pleasant roasted malt smell along with burnt sugar, dark chocolate, and caramel aromas.

Nice roasted malt flavor with caramel sweetness, dark chocolate, and even a touch of bitter coffee taste. I couldn't taste any oysters or oyster flavoring, but not sure that that isn't a good thing. Also can't detect any hop presence, but again, it doesn't need it.

Smooth, almost creamy texture that makes for a medium bodied stout. Carbonation is moderate and that works well here.

This is a very tasty stout.

Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of harmoniousplinth
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of blinker97
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank. I pick up roasted notes, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, and some bready notes in the taste and smell. The beer is smooth, gull bodied, silky, creamy, and low to medium carbonation. Oyster stoits are delicious and happy to have found this down here in PA since I never see it in six packs.

Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.