Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
84
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1,286 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:
1,286
Reviews:
242
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
297
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,286 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of sethmeister
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown - nearly black - with a thin khaki head which quickly drops to a film. No lace.

Scent is mildly briney with charred breadcrusts and a hint of chocolate. Molasses?

Taste is similar. There is a subtle mineral flavor and a little brine from the oysters. Charred breadcrust, roasty chocolate malt. Seems like there is just a touch of molasses in there but i'm not sure; not so much a sweetness but a flavor.

Not a bad stout.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Sipchue
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of msanborn
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.25 A: Dark brown color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is about average and not really any lacing is left.

3.75 S: Moderate roastiness. Brine from the oysters. Some caramel sweetness, but dry overall. Mineral and graininess. Fairly simple, but quite pleasant.

3.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Moderate roastiness with just a touch of ash. Dry, but with notes of caramel and chocolate. Mineral, grain, brine.

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. A bit more carbonation than I'd like, but good enough. Lacking creaminess, but otherwise okay.

3.5 D: I'm not sure if I've ever had a stellar oyster stout, but they always seem to be pretty good. They intrigue me.

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Photo of jborg
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Photo of The_Chewlord
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of flyingpig
3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£3.49):
Black with amedium brown head that halves in size and stays as a thin, very slightly patchy one.

Light, sweet chocolate and some roasted malts with a hint of coffee. I could detect some cocoa and a definite hint of smoke.

Sweet malts and a lot of chocolate with a hint of coffee again. The taste is pretty basic with some sugar and a few earthy notes.

Light medium and smooth with a slightly creamy feel. There is a definite dry texture to the beer and some sweetness as well.

Pretty disappointing to be honest and not a beer I would recommend, not because it was a bad stout but because it was so basic throughout. Whilst drinkable this one was just a little too bland to really enjoy.

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Photo of n2185
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours black with a finger of light khaki head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate and creamy coffee aromas dominate. There are some sweeter, floral notes underneath.

T: Roasted malts here as with with more bitter chocolate flavors. There are notes of char, brine, and a hint of smoke. The finish is clean and lightly bitter.

M: Body is on the heavier side of moderate with medium carbonation, this beer has just enough carbonation to avoid being watery.

O: a solid beer, overall. Not terribly complex, but enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of dwtyler
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Irish57
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of dbaraniak
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is black, solid, dark, head is tan, finely bubbled, presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to solid top.

Smell is roast, malt, toast, cocoa, and subtle saltiness.

Taste is roast, cocoa, light toast, light fruit, and as it warms i feel the salty presence coming through.

Mouthfeel is moderate, fuller tongue presence comes as it warms with the salt presence.

Overall, a good oyster stout, a littler on the sweeter/cocoa side from some others i've tasted.

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Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of agreenman19
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,286 ratings.
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