Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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240 Reviews
Pearl Necklace Chesapeake StoutPearl Necklace Chesapeake 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:
Formerly Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

Added by WMEugene on 11-16-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
1,280
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
294
For Trade:
1
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Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, earthy black malt scent along with a hint of chocolate malt sweetness. There is a creamy character that really enhance the dark malt feel. The oysters lend a bit of depth to the aroma that really rounds out the aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth, earthy black malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry. There is a bit of chocolate malt in there as well that provides some added sweetness and complexity. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific seasonal beer. It's quite drinkable and is full of flavor.

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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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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Herze
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of woodchipper
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of sprestridge
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of alex4sure23
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%

Photo of TTripp725
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 Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,280 ratings.
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