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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,020 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 25
Gots: 115 | 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 Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Tiernan, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +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.

Flounder57, Nov 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

PGVG, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

aszatk01, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev +8.4%

IPAchris, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours black with small and quickly receding head. Aroma of roadty smokey chocolate coffee malt. Light flavor with hint of oyster finish. Was not expecting to get that flavor or--if I did--to like it. But it is awesome. Very interesting dry-ish finish. A bit effervescent for a stout but really fits with the flavor and closer to a porter mouthfeeland bite. Balanced flavor on the roast and oyster. Nice.

BMMillsy, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kevgod, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Ryanm1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had to research what an Oyster Stout was before I tried this one. Appearantly, it's a stout brewed with real oysters originating in Ireland. The only other one I've heard of was the Yards Oyster stout served at the Oyster House in Philly.

Drank this straight out of the bottle, but poured a portion in a glass to see that it was black in color with moderate carbonation. Flying Dog forces carbonation in their brew so it will always taste fresh if bottled recently. Malty notes, slight coffee taste on the palate. Switching around from IPAs to this Stout makes it hard to suck down. Even though it's only a little over 5% abv it's not a session beer. Slightly above average for a stout.

Ryanm1, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$1.89 for a 12oz bottle @ BigTen.
Brewed with oysters, roasted barley, midnight wheat, carapils, and black patent malt. Hopped with Perle hops...get it.?
35 IBU, 5.5% ABV.

Pours out to a clear black, forming a small off white head with poor retention and no lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs. The nose is really nice...a nice balance between the base and specialty malts with notes of black walnut and vanilla. Very cleanly fermented. No briny maritime nose, thank god. The mouthfeel is bright, crisp, clean, and with a medium-light body but very rich with taste. The taste is really nice as well...the black walnut and vanilla are wonderfully balanced. The bitterness is at a perfect level, sitting nicely with the astringency of the roast barley and the hops have a nice herbal flourish but don't overwhelm the subtleties of the malts. Clean finish.

What a wonderful beer. I don't get any oyster flavor, which is good in my book. This is just a really solid very drinkable medium-light bodied stout. Love it. Will have to pick up more.

Mitchster, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

adhuntr, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

bushwack, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of tophers
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one sat in my fridge for quite awhile before I had the courage to pull it out. Was very hesitant with the oysters (like everyone else I would imagine).

I knew I would be OK when the aroma that came off was a predominate roastiness (no fishiness!). The flavor was predominately dark roast with moderately high bitterness. They did a nice job with this beer as the strong roastiness in not tannic or burnt. There a unique flavor to this beer that I just cannot describe that I am relating to the oysters.

tophers, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GreyGhost4, Nov 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Flonkkertiin, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SonOfOdin, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

pavpav12, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jnr011, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ComRock12, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

larebear, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

GratefulJack, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle was purchased at The Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA

Poured and sampled from a DFH Signature Glass

A - Beer pours a dark brown, almost black color. Totally opaque. A half-finger, tan colored head that faded within a minute to a wisp on top of the beer. Little to no lacing left on the glass.

S - A roasted malt aroma. Nothing that says "wow".

T - I wasn't sure what to expect since this was brewed with oysters. The initial taste is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a slight metallic/tangy aftertaste with a tad of bitterness. A slight saltiness that is probably from the brine of the oysters. Honestly, if you didn't know it was brewed with oysters, you'd probably wouldn't guess this was different from a normal stout. The alcohol is not noticeable.

M - A thin to medium consistency. Lots of tangy carbonation.

O - Well, this was a first for me. Oysters and beer? Now that is a combination that most people would turn their nose up to. But this is a decent stout that really doesn't exhibit any off tastes from the addition of the oysters. It's an easy drinking, good tasting stout. Not the best stout I've ever had but I do have bragging rights saying I drank a beer made with a shellfish!

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Nov 10, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm not gonna make the obvious joke here, but I do know a girl who's told me she always thought she'd look good with a pearl necklace, and it's hard to keep from laughing. Call me immature. Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of glowing wan-khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, watered-down coffee, dark earthy greens, and mineral water. The taste brings in more of the same, but with more minerality (the oysters at work) and a stiffer coffee component. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a nice stout, though one that could stand to have a bit more meat on its bones.

TMoney2591, Nov 10, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating.

A= Pours a nice deep black color with a brown two fingers of head on it that holds great retention and lacing.

S= Smells big and roasty with a little bit of a sort of brownie type of sweetness to it. It has a sort of unique doughy sort of thing going on in the nose. It smells like brownie mix to me. I've never had oysters but tey may be my new thing.

T= The taste is a nice roastiness to it. The brownie sweetness is somewhat subsided with a little saltiness to it. There is a briney character to the finish but it isn't overpowering. The finish is nice and roasty.

M= The mouth is a little overcarbonated I think but the flavors are nice and lasting with a good weight.

O= This is a solid beer. I've never had an oyster stout but for only 5.5% this baby packs a lot of flavor in. Check this out. I've never had oysters but this is good.

jjanega08, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

n_crou, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

wmc0005, Nov 09, 2012
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.