Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

1,288 Ratings
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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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a blackish body with minimal tan head that dies slow with minor lace. I get a little sweetness in the aroma but even that is more bitter chocolate than anything. Some large chunks of roasted malt and a splash of coffee also hit me in the nose. The beer is medium to heavy bodied, slightly chewey. enjoyable sipper but a mostly dry stout with roasted malts ( and again I get this coffee thing) dominating and just minor bitter chocolate notes mixed in. The finish seems a little grainy so I suppose this is where the oyster kick is which isn't bad as it isn't burdensome and lends itself to the beer. Also seems to have a touch of wood since it goes down smooth. Not a bad stout at all but one that is a little simple for my liking.

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Photo of Danno48
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ltltony
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of robdip9
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown bordering on black with a small brown head. Good lace.

S - Roasty. Dark chocolate and espresso. There are no fishy oyster aromas like I expected.

T - All bitter chocolate up front with espresso and oysters at the super-dry finish. More oyster flavors build in the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied, malty, and super dry at the finish.

O - Not as odd as I thought. This is my first oyster stout and I like it. Extremely dry at the finish aster a good progression of flavors.

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Photo of Drew88
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Rmbr2
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Rhf9120
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Schmoog
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BrewClint
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of shadowofthereaper_666
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BCash
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of SLOTerp
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of spedprof
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Griggsy
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of npendres
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of marley2112
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of rangerred
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a light tan half finger head that fades away pretty quickly. Really no lacing at all.

There is a very nice roasty aroma with some milk chocolate and char. A slight mineral note along with coffee.

The mineral note is a bit stronger in the taste but remains restrained. More milk chocolate although the sweetness is held in check. A little bit of light roast coffee finishing with a light stickiness and mild bitterness.

Overall, a really nicely done oyster stout. I love the mineral character and some nice chocolate and roasted notes. Decent beer.

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Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Keiferfillinger
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,288 ratings.
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