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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 03-02-17 into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown with only the slightest light penetration around the margins. Nice tan head. Initial impression is pretty much your standard stout (chocolate, coffee) but with perhaps a hint of saline fishiness. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking. I love oysters and for the life of me I can't say that that is a prevalent or even detectable component of the taste spectrum. Mouthfeel is a little light for a stout; carbonation is a little heavy for a stout. Neither steps outside the bounds of acceptability, though. Finish is sweet but not cloying. All in all, a good but not unusually good stout, and not an oyster-y stout either.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this beer. Not a style that is very approachable for the casual craft enthusiast. The appearance is a cloudy dark brown with a thick cream head. The smell was a mixture of sweetness from the malt and a little bit of hops. The taste however is very different. Starting out with the caramel and coffee and then at the end it was cut by the salty, fatty flavor of the oysters. I found it incredibly satisfying and refreshing. Not for the faint, but a wonderful find.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - black, opaque, barely a head, no lacing

S - smokey, roasted, salty, charcoal

T - smokey charcoal, salty, roasted finish, dark chocolate, maybe a hint of oysters

M - smooth and rather medium bodied for a stout

O - this is a fine stout, very mild bodied and smooth for a stout, drinkable, nice smokey and salt characters both for smell and taste. The hint of oysters is ever so subtle but extremely nice to pair with the smokey and salt flavors.

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,300 ratings
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