Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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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: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Had one of these left at the house during the last fire pit. I have seen this beer at beer nerd locations in Carolina, PA, Virginia, and New Jersey but have never tried it being from Frederick. I always want something from somewhere else. Anyway, here we go. Nothing to shout about in appearance and offers very little to the nose. Taste was good, but far from great. Plus, the low ABV for a stout causes me to ding it again. This is a miss for me.

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

12oz brown bottle purchased from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco. Made with Rappahannock River Oysters according to the label, with proceeds benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration project.

Pours a deep brown, opaque either with haze or colour, with a fairly fine head of beige that settles out to a bubbly ring. Body is fairly fluid, but with a little weight behind it. Carbonation is fine but very rapid in its movement. Looks decent enough.

Nose is toasty with mid-level malts, giving a mild, English-style sweetness to it. Hazelnut characters come through along with a little cocoa and an undertone of coffee. It's fairly mild besides this, but it's certainly quite pleasant.

Taste is also pleasant, without being particularly bold or exciting. Solid fine dark malt basis gives it hints of dark chocolate and roast, while the body remains thin. This gives it a refreshing quality, which helps the drinkability of the beer, but doesn't necessarily gel that well with the flavours. Slight saltiness on the back is maybe the only touch of the oysters, otherwise they're absent as is typical.

Overall, it's solid stuff. It's not going to blows off your socks, but it's a decent beer made with skill and good execution.

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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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