Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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84
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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 1FatJ
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Act25
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted off vs Carton Digger, a blonde made with clams. Both great shore beers. This one tho tastes exactly like the Maryland shore. Kudos for that!

A: Pours a dark brown body, with an energetic head and carbonation fora stout. Settles into a tan island of foam and leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: I spend T-giving every year on the Chesapeake and I swear this beer smells of that region. Wet fall leaves, salt air, along with roasted barley grains and a bit of sweetness, and chocolate. Light, leafy hops. Some wild berry and decaying vegetation. A shore brew for sure.

Taste: Really great. Really going to be great with oysters and pub food, and fall.
Follows smell, with charred wood smoke, and more coffee and nice sweet-bitter arc. Modestly sweet. Leafy, spicy, grassy hops, and as promised a little briny. great finish. Warm, fire, pub like.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A bit of surprising carbonation. Chocolate finish without any cloying. Really nice balance.

Overall: Very light oyster stout. With a great approach. Of of the dogs' best.

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Photo of Lightman
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of shredder83
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MistahBeah
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown - not quite black. Lighter brown filmy head. Little retention

Smells of roasted malts. Coffee and dark chocolate. It actually smells a little salty

Taste of big roasty malts. Black coffee and bitter chocolate. A touch of sweet toffee. Floral leafy hops and salt water round it out. Some smoky charcoal on the back palate. Interesting. First oyster stout I've had

Feels a little thin and the salty minerals make it feel kinda grainy. Aftertaste is smoky and sticks around for a bit

Overall interesting but nothing i'd rush out to get again

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Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of arthurbdavis
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dar482
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a dark brown/black color with a light brown head.

The aroma has some roasty malt, but nothing much. A bit of chocolate.

The flavor has a chocolate and roasty malt which then moves onto a salinity and mineral flavor. The oyster does come out a bit.

The body is quite thin and the beer is a bit lacking in flavor.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color, with brown highlights barely visible when held up to light. The brown head is medium sized, with a somewhat dense, frothy texture. Retention is solid, and some rings of lacing deposit onto the glass as the head recedes.

S: Aromas feature prominent roasted malts, with some medium caramel notes. Lighter coffee, semisweet chocolate, and charcoal notes are also present. Some mild leafy hops and mineral notes add depth.

T: Big roasted malt flavors up front, with some medium caramel/toffee sweetness. Coffee and semisweet chocolate are more prominent than the nose suggested. Hops are primarily leafy, adding some balancing bitterness. There are lesser notes of charcoal, minerals, and faint saltiness.

M: Medium-firm body. Carbonation is a bit lighter than average. The beer is fairly dry overall, though it actually seems to soften up a bit towards the finish.

O: This is a nice stout from Flying Dog. The oysters do add a nice, albeit subtle, complexity to what would otherwise be a straightforward beer. The slightly salty, mineral flavors towards the finish are welcome, in my opinion.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of humulus
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mdcflacal
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle.
Dark but not black. Some light makes it through when held up to the light.
Little uninteresting in the aroma. Some roast comes through.
Bitterness lingers a little. Maybe some mineral characteristics. Clean yeast. Roastiness stands out.
Maybe a touch thin.
Overall I'm happy to have tried it. Love oysters, and appreciate the inclusion. Probably other comparable abv stouts I'd prefer to drink.

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Photo of meteor45
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of williahd
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of heyabbott
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of simont1
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Apotheosis
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled October 2013 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark color with a thin tan head with small bubbles. The head did not last as long as some other stouts.

Smell: The aromas are subtle and not strong. There is a smell of some coffee and something sweet like chocolate. Overall the aromas are a little thin, and not as strong and flavorful as the taste.

Taste: Full-bodied with great malt flavors, and some hops. The combination of hops and strong roasted malts gives this drink big powerful flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth, almost creamy.

Overall: Very good stout. Best if you enjoy a stout that is dominated by malts. I enjoy the taste, but would like a more powerful aroma.

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Photo of Gbr614
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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