Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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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 DavoleBomb
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +8.1%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DrBass
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Chewlord
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of flyingpig
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle from (£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 -1.4%
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 -5.4%

Photo of andrenaline
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Irish57
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of dbaraniak
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.81/5  rDev +3%
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 -5.4%

Photo of agreenman19
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Liondiscs
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of kingmaker
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mattparsons
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Dark brown, off white head with lots of very tiny bubbles.

SMELL: Roasted malt and some smoke, very smokey and almost meaty. Cream, and it could be psychological but I detect a whiff of salt water.

TASTE: Malty, with lots of roast and coffee flavor. Not much to indicate the oyster shells used in brewing besides a savory note. This is much like a standard Irish dry stout. As it warms nothing really changes all that much.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth from the nitro addition.

OVERALL: A good little stout here. Lends itself well to be a nitro beer. A fine craft offering without a doubt. Older style done well by the mega craft brewery. There is a place in the world for a beer like this, it's called your local bar.

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Photo of mrmitsui29
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,303 ratings