Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
1,289 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:
1,289
Reviews:
244
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
297
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,289 |  Reviews: 244
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
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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Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mthomp081
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Photo of DMBfanCoop1258
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of MikeB_
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of siege06nd
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Manbeerpig
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Fat_Lazy_Pig
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of mille_K
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Cunnla
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of NationalEERS
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of Jdevoss
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of PettyThief
2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First beer I bought in Maryland from my relocation from Oregon. Was interested in trying something new the the "Oyster" aspect triggered my interest. I brought it home and when I pored it it was had a nice off white head. Smelled like a typical stout, but had a light roasted malt smell that I am used to. The oysters are pretty noticeable and the beer had a slimy finish... I was pretty dissatisfied in the overall quality of the beer... with the sliminess and the lack of a backbone, I would not buy it again.

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Photo of Thing
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Chvck1
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of JPowell712
1.24/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Taste like a liquid ashtray or cigarette butt. Not my thing! I prefer Exit 1 for an oyster stout.

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Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ffshore545
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of wakefilioso
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Golferallen54
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of tillmac62
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BBD 226/14. Pours used motor oil black with a nice head. Outstanding lacing and average retention. Nice nose of chocolate, anise and roast over a slight salty sea note. Light medium bodied with a smooth texture that approaches slick. Below average carbonation with almost no effervescence on the finish. Extremely well balanced flavor profile that has some complexity, but is not as intense as Bell's Kalamazoo or FBS. It begins with a chocolate note that flows into a slight roast bitterness. Underneath is a very subtle saltiness. The finish is smooth and the finish leaves you with a lingering chocolate bitterness and a touch of salt.

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,289 ratings.
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