Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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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:
#30,786
Reviews:
247
Ratings:
1,300
pDev:
13.28%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
303
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,300 |  Reviews: 247
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
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 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gphelps70
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stickydankhop
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of priceisalright
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSwampy
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like stouts and the Steadman art on Flying Dog labels amuses me. I wondered what the "oyster" aspect of this would do, and I still wonder exactly what the oyster content is. But in general I found this to be a rather middle-of-the-road stout.

Color is dark brown, head was minimal and light tan. Nose was typical stout malts and a bit of toasty barley. Was there a fishy hint, or is that my imagination? Tasting yielded a typical mix of dark malts with a bit of hoppy overtones. Mouthfeel is pretty straightforward, as is the aftertaste. I guess I anticipated more individual character than I could find here. Good but not exceptional. I'd be glad to drink more but I won't seek it eagerly. Like many stouts, allow this to warm to a proper stout drinking temperature (warmer than a typical refrigerator) or you'll miss some of the flavor.

Bottle poured into a glass; bottle stamp reads "095A16" and it tastes fresh enough.

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Photo of Trentt2
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drunkenmess
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dhyan
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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