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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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1,104 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,104
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 30
Gots: 166 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: WMEugene on 11-16-2011

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Ratings: 1,104 | Reviews: 218
Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Black, opaque, tiny bubbled tan head

SMELL: Dark caramel, faint ocean, mineral, dark chocolate, soft charcoal, sweet

TASTE: Very smooth, medium bodied, burnt sugar, soft charcoal, mild salt, creamy, cocoa powder, restrained hopping, earthy, chicory, semi-sweet roasty finish

Great balance from start to finish, very subtle oyster shell flavor which works quite well. This beer lingers on the palate, wish I had a dozen Island Creek oysters right now ... on its own still a lot of fun.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mcann2pu
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of magine
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a near black with a tan head. Head settles to a patch layer and leaves minimal lace. Standard looks for the style.

Brew smells of cocoa, roasted barley and almost smokey - some yeasts. Good nose.

Brew is smooth up front and has a peppery middle then finishes slightly bitter. Good malts and flavors. Nice solid mouthfeel here as well. A nice roated stout here, that is a great session brew. It drinks really well. Very good stuff here.

One to seek out for sure, a case worthy brew here.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Keyportnick
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-nice deep black with a nice white/tan head
S-great deep coffee roasted malt, chocolate, mild vanilla. Didn't smell anything associated with oyster
T- rich toasted malt up front, dry coca, light vanilla finish that fades quickly to a dry almost iron like finish

M-strong flavors And carbonation on the front of the tounge, body fades fast halfway across and almost nothing on the end.

O-was a bit nervous at first to try out a oyster stout, not being sure what was In store for me. I found it to be easily Approachable and tasted more like a stout than anything. I think the oysters play more so into the finish than anything and just add a bit of iron/saltiness.

Overall good beer in my eyes

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Excellent tan lacing and decent foam. Solid, oil-slick black stout. The lacing is definitely the best part of this.

Smell: Faint musky sea salt with a hint of coffee. Just a hint.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Vague sweet caramel with a faint salty seaweed payment. Very pleasant flavor. It's not fishy or overly salt at all. Well, it's maybe a bit salty in the finish. The mouthfeel is very frothy, which I didn't expect. Foamy might actually be a better description.

Overall Drinkability: My first oyster stout. Certainly not my last.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Josiah2729
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance: dark black/brown, light brown head

Smell: Dark roasted malts, some light hop smell

Taste: Coffee, dark roasted malts, bitter finish, some saltiness

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated, medium light thickness

Overall: A very unique experience

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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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%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beer2day
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark black pour with 1-finger khaki cream head. Faint retention. Some thin wispy lace.

Nose is sweet with notes of chocolate and vanilla, lighter roast coffee, cocoa, and light hop esters.

Taste has bitter coffee, cocoa, and burnt malt. Slightly astringent in the finish with a little too much rough bitterness.

Feel is very light, but probably about right for the style.

Overall, worth a shot if you like the style.

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in ale glass

A: solid back; two-finger head that settles nicely into a foamy cushion
S: good salty-smelling roasted barley aroma
T: a gritty-flavored stout; smokey barley dominates the hops (subtle); what starts to taste like a tin can moves into the toasted flavor

Overall, a solid addition

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown, almost black in color with highlight of reddish brown when held up to the light and some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin to medium ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with just a hint of chocolate.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with dark roasted malts and just a hint of chocolate. As the beer warms up, there is a very subtle hint of brininess from the oysters.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Good but not great, it takes a while for the oyster flavors to become noticeable - otherwise it tastes like a fairly average stout. It is easy to drink and enjoyable but there are some better examples of oyster stouts out there.

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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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