Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake StoutPearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout
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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: 1,310 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ST: 120z poured into a Guinness glass. ABV no DBD.

A: Chestnut brown with red tints and a towering two-finger brown head.

S: Malt, coffee, mineral, chocolate.

T: Malt, espresso bean, bitter and mineral finish.

M: A light medium and smooth.

O: A pleasant oyster stout, Pearl Necklace gives a nice performance, even if not all the instruments are in tune. The mouthfeel is too light and the finish too bitter. Despite these off-key notes, the song still plays well.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. This pours dark brown with about an inch of thick dark khaki colored head.

Mild aroma on this one with hints of coffee and chocolate. Seems to have a milky aroma to it with a bit of a sweet edge. The aroma is more of the same. Mild chocolate and coffee. Seems slightly metallic with a mildly sweet finish.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall this one is enjoyable. A solid enough brew, but after having a handfull of oyster stouts from several breweries I'm still not sure oysters really enhance anything for me.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Rschis16
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -0.5%
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 -5.1%
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 +1.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kgoings
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cps98
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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 -2.7%
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 +21.6%

Photo of cld253
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Brickwall316
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of xavier390
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of aprilianewman
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -3.2%
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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Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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