Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Pearl Necklace Chesapeake StoutPearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout
BA SCORE
3.69/5
Good
1,295 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
Ranking:
#30,128
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
1,295
pDev:
13.28%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
300
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,295 |  Reviews: 246
Photo of I3eer
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of token_23223
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of telescifly
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodenba
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good craft brew stout. Fairly straightforward. Nice balance of roasted malt and hop bitterness. A slightly rough mouth feel could be considered a feature or a defect?

 170 characters

Photo of DudMan
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Hanks' Oyster Bar, DC on tap.
A great one, nothing bad about it. Quite malty and a balanced amount of hoppiness. Went great with oyster and seafood.
One thing I did not know is that stout, or at least this particular one, is exceptional with Shiitake mushroom. It brought out so much flavor from the mushroom that I was shocked.

 342 characters

Photo of nater919
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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!

 351 characters

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown body, fluffy soapy light tan head, no lace. Nose contains deep roasted malt and dark chocolate, a bit of biting coffee. A touch of cream flavor mollifies these dark flavors and their bitterness, which is a shame because the smell was really nice and dark, and powerful. Medium-light body, restrained carbonation.
Perhaps the oysters provided that creaminess in the flavor, in which case I'd prefer this beer without them. The nose had me excited for a dark, brooding, yet, at 5.5%, drinkable beer. It did manage that, but the flavors didn't quite live up to the olfactory promise.

 591 characters

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

Overall: Loved it, but its characteristics are hard to pinpoint to me.
I thought the oysters might make it a bit of a novelty, but it's actually an excellent English Stout.

Looks dark, nearly black. Some light passes through with mahogany-ruby highlights. Thin tan head.
Smells sweet and roasty, some mineral/soil qualities that are hard to describe.
Tastes great. A nice roasty char taste with a lasting perfume. So enjoyable.
Full body. So smooth and creamy.

 503 characters

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,295 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.