Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
84
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1,286 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:
1,286
Reviews:
242
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
297
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,286 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of moodenba
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
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?

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Photo of DudMan
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of nater919
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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!

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

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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

Photo of scott2269
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark black beer with a tan head. It leaves a bit of lacing The nose is roasted malt, briny sea mist and chocolate. The taste is a sweet, chocolaty, roasty, salty and delicious. Pretty solid stout that is a nice blend of chocolate and salt.

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

Photo of gphelps70
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Bottled
Jet Black body with tan head that clings to the edge of the glass
Aroma of coffee and chocolate cake
Nice roast flavour with silky aftertaste and some subtle bitterness
Easy drinking decent stout

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Photo of Shradical
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stickydankhop
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A friend of mine gave me one of these. I was expecting something fishy but was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of IceAce
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thisXwar
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,286 ratings.
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