Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake StoutPearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout
BA SCORE
3.69/5
1,292 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
Ranking:
#29,425
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
1,292
pDev:
13.28%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
300
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,292 |  Reviews: 246
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

Photo of TheStoutLord
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Forms a thin tan heads and disappears nearly completely after a few minutes. Black as pitch with a couple bubbles of carbonation.

S: The smell of roasted malts, I expected, but then there was some other unfamiliar smell I have to assume was the oysters. Kind of salty smell, kind of earthy or dirt-ish.

T: Good roasted flavor with hints of chocolate in the beginning. A little bit of coffee too. Smooth and creamy. Then comes the oyster, just a subtle brine taste that undercuts nearly the whole length of the taste. Different, but not bad.

F: Smooth and drinkable. Low ABV so you really knock it back if youre not careful.

O: Unique. Unlike any stout I've had before. I would definitely buy it again, maybe as part of a stout/porter line-up.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Collinc7238
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,292 ratings
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