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:
299
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,289 |  Reviews: 244
Photo of fishguyac
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeard89
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 5/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, and slight hops. Fits the style of an English Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and creamy, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, slight hops, and a hint of yeast. Overall, great appearance, simple aroma and body but still high quality, and good blend.

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Photo of Mjohnescu
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 337A15 (December 3). DFH Tulip. Graded to BJCP American stout.

Appearance: Pours a slightly translucent black/dark brown, with 1.5 fingers of surprisingly light head - light tan. No visible carbonation, but some glints of reddish brown around the edges when held to the light. Very nice retention of islands of froth and good lacing.

Smell: Deep roast, with some moderate hoppiness and ale yeast esters. This is a very unusual stout, in that I can really smell that it is an ale, and not just tons of coffee and chocolate. It does not smell very sweet, and has some vague fruity undercurrents. The aleyness of this is not to the dry stout style, but perhaps better suited to being classified an American stout.

Taste: Tart and slightly sweet arrival, quite nice bittering from the barley, but it is surprisingly light and estery. This really drinks like a much lighter beer than a stout. This tastes very similar to many things that are labeled as brown ales nowadays. Not really picking up on any brininess or oyster. Not a very sweet beer, as stouts or porters go, but not really over the top bitter, either. What hoppy bitterness there is lingers, and it seems to be coming from the hops, not the roast.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, pretty clean finishing, little residual slickness.

Overall: A very mild stout in every respect, very drinkable. This beer is hard for me to rate; it tastes to me like a very dark brown ale. I know this will turn many people off, but I love Brown Ales. Since it is not really to style, even as an American Stout, I will grade it a little harshly, but I really do like this beer and would certainly buy this as a six-pack. Would make a great "summertime stout."

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krh
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Normal stout, maybe a little salty. Too carbed at the end. Would it taste good with Oysters? No idea.

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Photo of malprep
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parkwood
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Santiagocpr
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cleve1212
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mtrich08
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cdidden
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewSTL
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of kalosjakar
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass.

Not quite full black, light tan head which disappears quickly.

Lightly roasted malts, getting more sweet malt imo. Smelling chocolate.

Interesting taste, ive never had oysters as a food before, so I wouldnt know what to look for. There is a smooth finish to this, almost silky.

A good low ABV stout.

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Photo of luke12345
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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