Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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84
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1,289 Ratings
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
Ratings:
1,289
Reviews:
244
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
297
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,289 |  Reviews: 244
Photo of MGibbons
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BikingDutchman
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at the brewery.

Black as night and smells like a standard stout with roasted malts and what not. Has a unique taste that was different than all of Flying Dog's other dark beers. Starts off sweet and then gets more bitter, and has an underlying hint of brine. I don't know how many oysters are used in the brewing process, but I can't imagine it's very many. Not much carbonation and feels very smooth.

Overall I would certainly pick this up sometime if I knew I was going to be eating some oysters.

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Photo of Glanzman
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle serve in a pint glass.

Pours a near jet-black color with a 2 finger, tan head.

Smells of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.

Can't really taste oyster in this beer. In fact, if it was a blind tasting, I would never had known.

Solid beer.

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Photo of TroyE219
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigTuna1066
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirtydee5
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bob96358Biese
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of axxe
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcsauter82
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmf
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Nice high, substantial head - a good stout head. Excellent aroma - I might even detect a little salt? Bivalves? Chesapeake serves up some of the best oysters and this beer is from Frederick, MD (the Rappahannock is a little south in VA). Dark with an amber light in the glass. Goes down sweet and the bitter comes out in the aftertaste. More sweet than bitter, though. Overall a good stout, creamy and easy to drink with the chocolate flavors and heavy cream feel you would expect from a porter, then add the bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not really a fan of stouts but I like oysters and get them as often as possible. So I decided to try a stout made with Rappahannock River oysters (good eating). Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass. Color is very dark. Has a smoky, chocolate taste. Slight bitter finish.

I did not notice any oyster flavor. Perhaps good for some folks but not for an oyster fan. That said, I liked the beer and would definitely buy it again.

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Photo of bakkerman1
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scrapss
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tall goblet from the 12 oz. bottle.

A: It had a flat pour, 1 mm collar. The carbonation is the opposite of lively. Opaque with coca-cola colored ruddy/ruby edges. Kinda lifeless.

S: There are coffee and toffee notes...and not much else. Faint notes of iodine and brine are present and an indicator of what's to come.

T: Some traditional notes, like coffee, toffee...then...bam...briney under current. It's just like I did an oyster shooter after quaffing too many Irish Car-Bombs.

M: Seems a little thin. Salinity present. Leaves a faint whiff of coffee on palate. It is kind of dry, to the style of English Stout.

O: Thin mouthfeel detracts from the overall experience a bit, lack of nose showing mainly coffee. It's interesting, but I probably won't revisit.

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Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GatorCoop
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 4oz taster at the brewery in Fredrick, Md. Dark with nice flavor.

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Photo of Myotus
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass.
LOOK: Pours with half a finger's worth of khaki foam that halves itself after 40 seconds. Black in color with an orange tint. Rising bubbles are moderate. Lacing is high and thin.
SMELL: Has mild aromas of coffee, sweet chocolate and bitter roasted malts that mix with subtle salty oyesters. I have to admit that this sounded nasty, but it smells pretty good.
TASTE: Mild bitter roasted malts, coffee, and not-so-salty oyester flavors enter initially. Subtle sweet chocolate flavors enter right after as all previous flavors persist except for roasted malts, which grow slightly more stronger and bitter.
FEEL: Light-bodied (I hate it) and barely carbonated (I love it). Goes down smooth and creamy. Finishes with a moderate dryness.
NOTE: Had a tad too much bitter finish for my taste. Others can appreciate it, but not me. I also would of like to have more saltiness from the oyesters in the taste. But it didn't taste dreadful like I thought it would. I need to try more stouts made with oyesters. It was pretty good.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,289 ratings.
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