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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Ratings: 1,306 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Rschis16
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown in color with cola highlights around the edges when held to a light. There is a nice 1.5 finger or so head that sticks around for awhile after the pour, dissapating into a sea foamy tan sheet. The nose is sweet and very pleasant, with a rich coffee aroma around the edges. Smells creamy with a touch of grain in the sweet chocolate and coffee combo. Nicely aromatic.

There is a sweetness to the taste again, in a form that is reminiscent of a mocha latte. The malts give a subtle chocolatey side to this beer, with some pleasant roasted coffee-like tones mixed in. In the back is a touch of hops and maybe even a little saltiness that give the beer a bit of prickle on the way out. This saltiness is subtle but definitely there, a touch from the oysters I'm sure. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat slick, and this is a very pleasant and drinkable stout. Nothing over the top or out of this world exciting, but this is a solid stout for sure. Definitely worth the pick up.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handsome deep brown with a beautiful mahogany edge. Slightly off-white head, not quite cappuccino. Not a huge aroma, but slightly sweet and chocolatey. Taste is extremely pleasant. Very balanced stout, which hints of chocolate and a certain mineral-taste no doubt from the oysters on the back-end.

In the grand scheme of oyster stouts, of which I am big fan, this one sits in nicely in the middle. While nothing wows me in this beer, I will gladly reach for an other.

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Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cps98
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewery in the tasting room. It pours a lighted black (if thier is such a thing) not as dark as a lot of stouts I've had. The aroma is light hints of roasted coffee and very subtle hints of chocolate. I didn't get any real oyster flavor in the beer but is was a really nice smooth stout that was very drinkable. It's not over the top on ABV's like a lot of stouts out there which was really nice for a change. Got a six pack on my out so we'll see how it is from the bottle.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, roasty and sweet lactose like. In the taste, sweet roast, dry lactose sugar, and a small saltiness. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry lactose sweetness in the aftertaste. A nice roast and flavor, but kind of standard for the style.

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Photo of Jordanbryan10
4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of xavier390
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of aprilianewman
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey in DC. Beer is black with a thin tan head of small bubbles. Low carbonation, low lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet, a little chocolate, mostly malt.

Beer is thin and creamy, sweet, light on the palate, simple but there's nothing wrong with it. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of jsanford
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Churchkey in D.C.

Pours a dark brown with a soapy khaki-colored head. Aromas of dark, "roasty" malt with just a touch of brine. Taste is of more dark roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, and bit more salty sea water. Mouthfeel is smooth and quite drinkable, with a medium mouthfeel and good carbonation. Overall a very easy-drinking Stout that could use a touch more oyster character, but nice overall.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a deep brown color, the head is thin and tan in color. There is no retention or lacing. The smell of the beer is lightly toasted, with some light roasted malt aromas in there too. The taste of the beer has a subtle bite to it, nice light chocolate tones with a creamy aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer is on the lighter side but holds a decent carbonation. Overall the beer is drinkable and pretty good from start to finish.

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Photo of stakem
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Trapp Door, served in a 10oz stemmed glass. The brew appears black in color with a half finger of tan head that quickly dissolves. A light swirl brings some bubbles back to the surface that fade again quite quickly. Hardly any lacing outside of some spots on the glass.

The smell of this brew is pleasantly roasty and grainy. There is a fresh scent of strong coffee initially that gives way to more of a dark and earthy element. As the brew warms up, it gets a bit of a mineral and light citrus touch to it before getting almost metallic like towards the back of the nose.

The taste carries just as much bitter roasted grain that imparts some bitter chocolate and fresh coffee qualities. Just like the aroma led on, there is a solid mineral inclusion present that I am guessing is from the oyster inclusion. At times, it gets almost tin-like but it is not distracting as the dominating flavors are that of the roasted grain.

This is a medium bodied brew that leaves an almost silky oily feel coating the inside of the mouth with every sip. However, it almost lacks a bit in body and gets watery towards the end instead of carrying the expected viscosity of an oyster stout. There was seemingly no alcohol inclusion and overall this was a pretty good brew. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/1/11 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC. Served in a nonic pint glass.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, very light vanilla, and very light coffee, but not much. Not bad, but a little bland here. Pretty average.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, cream, oyster, vanilla, and light sweet chocolate. More chocolate and vanilla tha the nose, a bit of a step up.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a decent beer, though I thought the nose was a bit bland. A 12 oz. glass was a little too much for me as well, but a sample of this is worth checking out.

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,306 ratings