Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

Everyone's favorite bivalve contributes to more than your grandmother's pearls. They are a vital part of the Chesapeake Bay's ecosystem, but the population is a mere 1% of its historical peak. Since its inception, proceeds from Pearl Necklace have helped the Oyster Recovery Partnership plant millions of baby oysters in the Bay.

Brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.
Hops: Perle
Malts: Roasted barley, midnight wheat, carapils, black.
Yeast: English Ale
35 IBU

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Reviews: 253 | Ratings: 1,322
Reviews by VaterRoss:
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4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into EBC becker.

Pours a nearly opaque black/red with a big fluffy tan head. Smells like smoky wet chocolate bread, perhaps a hint of saltiness? Taste has lots of smoky chocolate and a hint of something else that is hard to describe and what I can only assume is a hint of salt from the oysters. Carbonation is pretty chill as espected per style and lets some of the subtle flavors emerge.

Very nice stout with a difficult to place extra through in to distinguish it from the crowd.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Vader444
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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 kalosjakar
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Halcyondays
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, I don't see a true Oyster Stout very often so I had to try this, this is definitely not Kosher,

A: Pours black with a medium tan head, good retention, light lace.

S: Sweet malt with some date/fig sugar character, milk chocolate.

T: Dark chocolate and roast, with some sweet milk chocolate type sugar. This is American made, but it really tastes English, it's uncanny. Very interesting. The oysters however, don't really do much.

M: Frothy carbonation, medium-bodied, easy drinking pint.

O: There is a slight salinity that makes itself known as an undercurrent throughout. Quite a good beer, as I said before, very English in its flavour. Seriously blind, I would never think this beer was made in the US, it's that Old World. Incredibly English, even if the shellfish don't jump out and say Hello.

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Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dry, charred wood aroma; coffee. Dark brown body with a thick, foamy tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate flavor; semi-dry.

An interesting stout brewed with actual oysters. Rich and smooth with a nicely balanced and complex feel throughout. A very nice variation on a classic dark ale style.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bubseymour
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 1,322 ratings