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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:
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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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Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours black with dark ruby highlights where light can penetrate. The head is off-white, about a finger thick with sub-par retention.

Smell - Roasted malts in the form of a mocha aroma. Oyster comes through with a subtle, underlying quality.

Taste - Roasted coffee and dark chocolate dominate the flavor. A bit of smokiness comes through on the back end. The oyster comes though, very lightly, in the aftertaste. Not much variance from start to finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth. Somewhat creamy. Very drinkable.

Overall - A pretty typical stout. I can't believe I'm writing this, but where's the oyster? Ahh, there it is, very subtle at the end, after the beer warms. This is my first stout brewed with oyster, so I wasn't sure what to expect coming in. Outside the aroma, it's nearly non-existent. Is this a good thing? Guess I'll have to give other oyster stouts a go to find out.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. The taste is similar to the aroma, but the oyster mineral/brine flavor is noticeable. It's a sweet smelling brew, but overall the flavors are more bitter. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has good carbonation, and it's also easy to drink. I think this is a good beer overall, and I'd try it again in the future.

Photo of fdig23
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dcbeers
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Photo of Mojo
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium glass

This beer pours up a beautiful deep black with a one finger tan colored head dissipating to a thin retention ring and bits of lacing. The smell is coffee, and chocolate. Taste basically follows the nose. It is malt forward with toffee, cola, coffee, chocolate, and caramel notes. Mouthfeel is full and satisfying with just a hint of oyster aftertaste. This one surprised me. It was much better than I expected.

Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a massively dark reddish brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, toasted malt, subtle salt, and slight cocoa powder. The flavor was of sweet malt, toasted malt, milk choclate, powdered chocolate, and very subtle salt. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. An oyster stout you say? If this is indeed an oyster stout, where are the oyster-ish aspects? There was hardly any. Maybe there was a kiss of brine, but that was about it. I'm sure they added a little to the mouthfeel, but I would have loved to see a little more of their presence. After having had a few good examples I have set the bar pretty high with these. Glad I got to try it but there are other better examples out there.

Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tripledbrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Seanecy
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Joshualvsjenny
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: black with amber/red apperance when held up to the light. finger of head with a moderate pour. leaves an good lacing on the glass.

S:burnt coffee beans, milk Chocolate, roasted malts, bit of toffee. has a wonderful aroma

T: A little watery, foward coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts, and toffee.

O: not bad, I think I have been a bit spoiled on Founders breakfast stout, but overall a good above average beer.

Photo of canuck
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mntlover
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black stays black when held to the light. Sports a smaller dark tan head even from an aggressive poor leaves some ok lace behind.

Aroma is roasted malt, some nice chocolate light whiffs of ocean but not real oystery.

Taste is well more oystery then the smell some ocean notes present, nice dry roasted malts with some bakers chocolate hints going on. Finish is dry with some mineral twang living it up a bit.

Mouthfeel is only a big medium with fairly mellow carbonation.

Overall eh not bad not extra ordinary but easy drinking nice and dry defiantly be one up on a Guinness.

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pretty rich looking black color with a thin off white head.

S: Sort of a faint smell, but I get some light roasted coffee, roasted malt, a bit of smoke and a touch of brine.

T: I'm actually a pretty big fan of this beer. I don't get a ton of the oysters, but it tastes like a rich, Irish Dry Stout. Nice roasted malt and a touch of char. Some faint dark chocolate and burnt wood on the finish with just a hint of salt water somewhere in the burnt wood. Has a really rich mouthfeel for the abv. Worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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