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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake StoutPearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout

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

Added by WMEugene on 11-16-2011

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout pours out a deep brown color with a finger of head that quickly drops to a cap. The aroma is pretty stout-typical, with roasted malt and sweet chocolate. Thankfully, the taste does offer a bit of salty brininess that too many oyster stouts miss out on, providing a great amount of depth to the chocolate flavors akin to a sea-salted chocolate bar. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium and gently carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, Pearl Necklace is a good oyster stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An impressive looking drink with it's full, black body and light brown head up top. Kind of thin, but the head makes up for it with two fingers of frothy bubbles and don't die for several minutes, leaving a sticky lace in its wake.

Really nice malt forward smell, full of dark roasty things and the faintest notes of coffee and caramel.

I've had English stouts before, but never an oyster stout. A bit different taste than I've had before...but good. Lots of coffee and other bittersweet goodies. Never had an oyster, but I think the strange taste I wasn't used to was that.

Creamy, rich, smooth. Full bodied. Moderate bitterness, with good staying power well into the swallow.

One of the best Flying Dog beers I've had. Very easy to drink. Could use a bit more alcohol, but overall, a really good stout.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: February 15, 2016... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... OCCASION: To paraphrase the great John Hapes, Never waste a good delayed opening without a beer... APPEARANCE: massive rocky crags of brown head lace like doilies and coral...the black as death body forms ground zero, where the head sloughs unevenly as sea foam--dramatic to look at...would be a "5" if it looked this way while carrying more serious alcohol... AROMA: a striking pretzel and warming dough balance with a lactic undercurrent that ultimately is a balance point for the sea salt that brings a robust brine... chocolate and some late phenolic suggestions... PALATE: smooth at the star, like a chocolate stout, with a middleweight's body and a vegetable's slightly astringent finish...TASTE: salty as a pretzel, milky like mousse, this uses some bittering hops (Brewer's Gold?) and a nicely pitched, sweetly roasted malt to build a drinkable, reasonably flavorful stout ... OVERALL: appreciate the conservation initiative... enjoy the overall experience, which is slightly above the sum of its parts... a good companion for a night of ice.. more cola than I look for in a stout, and the rating reflects that....

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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,293 ratings
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