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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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235 Reviews
Pearl Necklace Oyster StoutPearl Necklace Oyster Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WMEugene on 11-16-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
1,264
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
30.48%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
291
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by Mitchster:
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4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kalosjakar
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass.

Not quite full black, light tan head which disappears quickly.

Lightly roasted malts, getting more sweet malt imo. Smelling chocolate.

Interesting taste, ive never had oysters as a food before, so I wouldnt know what to look for. There is a smooth finish to this, almost silky.

A good low ABV stout.

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Photo of Vader444
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour into 2/3 pint glass.

A generic stout appearance, not too much to say about this. I searched long and hard for anything that may have been attributable to the presence of bivalve molluscs but, to be honest, I failed. Don't get me wrong, this is a solid, well made and tasty stout; I just hoped for something different. Now I know. Cheers!

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Old Town in Greensboro yesterday.Poured a deep color with some deep ruby hue to it,a thinner khaki colored head atop.Chocolate malts and dark roast in the nse mainly,I didn't get much briney flavors compared to many of the style wich didn't bother me much.Chocolate flavors with a little saline flavor to go along with hefty roast.Lighter but pretty creamy in the feel,probably something that would go well thru the nitro tap.Not bad it isn't over the top in it's oyster/brine flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, without any freshness/bottling date/consume before- type of information.

The pour appears to be pretty close to black, under a dark tan head. Head goes to the expected film, collar, some slippery low sheeting and just a few bits of lacing sticking around.

Prominent roasty nose, with some chocolate and a earthyness/mustyness.

Velvety smooth and pleasing in the mouth. Flavorfully flowing over the taste receptors. More roasted malts with a slight sensation of the briny depths. Lite chocolate comes through again. Tasty stout with a slight edge on complexity compared to the run of the mill stout. Well worth a try.

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4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
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