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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout - Flying Dog Brewery

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965 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 19
Gots: 91 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

vrbulldog22, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown with a tan creamy head, about one and a half fingers high. It dissipates fast, leaving little to no lacing.
The smell is light, of coffee, caramel and some chocolate.
The taste is caramel and malty notes up front, with coffee in the middle, being bitterer by a dark chocolate flavor in the end.
A very lite version of a Stout, yet it makes it easily drinkable.
I like it!!

Hopfenpeter, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Guinnsslvr
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Guinnsslvr, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of KevinTK
5/5  rDev +35.9%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rwilde, May 27, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ST: 120z poured into a Guinness glass. ABV no DBD.

A: Chestnut brown with red tints and a towering two-finger brown head.

S: Malt, coffee, mineral, chocolate.

T: Malt, espresso bean, bitter and mineral finish.

M: A light medium and smooth.

O: A pleasant oyster stout, Pearl Necklace gives a nice performance, even if not all the instruments are in tune. The mouthfeel is too light and the finish too bitter. Despite these off-key notes, the song still plays well.

ianjsullivan, May 24, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -18.5%

jaidenjb, May 23, 2012
Photo of Bendurgin
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. This pours dark brown with about an inch of thick dark khaki colored head.

Mild aroma on this one with hints of coffee and chocolate. Seems to have a milky aroma to it with a bit of a sweet edge. The aroma is more of the same. Mild chocolate and coffee. Seems slightly metallic with a mildly sweet finish.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall this one is enjoyable. A solid enough brew, but after having a handfull of oyster stouts from several breweries I'm still not sure oysters really enhance anything for me.

Bendurgin, May 22, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

jfcaa193, May 21, 2012
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jak, May 20, 2012
Photo of chodinheaven
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown in color with cola highlights around the edges when held to a light. There is a nice 1.5 finger or so head that sticks around for awhile after the pour, dissapating into a sea foamy tan sheet. The nose is sweet and very pleasant, with a rich coffee aroma around the edges. Smells creamy with a touch of grain in the sweet chocolate and coffee combo. Nicely aromatic.

There is a sweetness to the taste again, in a form that is reminiscent of a mocha latte. The malts give a subtle chocolatey side to this beer, with some pleasant roasted coffee-like tones mixed in. In the back is a touch of hops and maybe even a little saltiness that give the beer a bit of prickle on the way out. This saltiness is subtle but definitely there, a touch from the oysters I'm sure. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat slick, and this is a very pleasant and drinkable stout. Nothing over the top or out of this world exciting, but this is a solid stout for sure. Definitely worth the pick up.

chodinheaven, May 20, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black stout with huge 3 plus finger billowing head. Couldn't pour the whole beer, thought it was a Duvel with that head.

S - vert strange seafoody smell. Not sure if its really pleasant though.

T - Actually despite its name thinkg of very overpowering flavor, its actually a very pedestrian and sessionable/light stout. Has a slight roasted nut quality to it.

M - kinda watery

Overall - Surprising light for a Flying Dog brew. Most of their beers are quite harsh, but this one is light and easy to drink.

bubseymour, May 19, 2012
Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handsome deep brown with a beautiful mahogany edge. Slightly off-white head, not quite cappuccino. Not a huge aroma, but slightly sweet and chocolatey. Taste is extremely pleasant. Very balanced stout, which hints of chocolate and a certain mineral-taste no doubt from the oysters on the back-end.

In the grand scheme of oyster stouts, of which I am big fan, this one sits in nicely in the middle. While nothing wows me in this beer, I will gladly reach for an other.

AlexanderSelby, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JakeDebus, May 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

JAHMUR, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

harrisjohnson, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

kgoings, May 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

THECPJ, May 09, 2012
Photo of cps98
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewery in the tasting room. It pours a lighted black (if thier is such a thing) not as dark as a lot of stouts I've had. The aroma is light hints of roasted coffee and very subtle hints of chocolate. I didn't get any real oyster flavor in the beer but is was a really nice smooth stout that was very drinkable. It's not over the top on ABV's like a lot of stouts out there which was really nice for a change. Got a six pack on my out so we'll see how it is from the bottle.

cps98, May 03, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, roasty and sweet lactose like. In the taste, sweet roast, dry lactose sugar, and a small saltiness. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry lactose sweetness in the aftertaste. A nice roast and flavor, but kind of standard for the style.

OWSLEY069, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Jordanbryan10, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

cld253, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Brickwall316, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

xavier390, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

CB2maltygoodness, Jan 03, 2012
Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.