Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout | Flying Dog Brewery

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Pearl Necklace Chesapeake StoutPearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In the light you notice that this stout is deep, dark, dark brown with a thin bubbly head.

The scent is very low key with very hard to find aromas. After some effort I found salty, shellfish tones with a tinge of chocolate malt.

The taste is absent of salty shellfish, oyster or otherwise. What I found was nice malty, chocolatey taste that tended towards molasses. Slightly sweet and a touch dry the taste is easy and enjoyable. The feel is watery and light which does tend to the ease of drink but does not lend to a true craft beer feel.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Pearl Necklace Oyster stout is a decent light abv stout. The beer poured a opaque black with egg shell white head that is leaving some lace. The scent has nice coffee base with hints of semi sweet chocolate and caramel. The taste start with a subtle push of hops then the coffee flavors kick in which then yields to a sweet caramel finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium body with very smooth carbonation. Overall it is a very good session able stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout pours out a deep brown color with a finger of head that quickly drops to a cap. The aroma is pretty stout-typical, with roasted malt and sweet chocolate. Thankfully, the taste does offer a bit of salty brininess that too many oyster stouts miss out on, providing a great amount of depth to the chocolate flavors akin to a sea-salted chocolate bar. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium and gently carbonated, and the drinkability is good. Overall, Pearl Necklace is a good oyster stout.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

(A)- Pours practically pitch black in color. Produced a really nice head of tan froth with good retention behind it. Some lacing left behind.

(S)- A deep roasted profile overall. Dark malts with bits of coffee, raisin, cocoa, brown sugar, and molasses. Not in your face potent, but quite a nice rustic aroma feel.

(T)- Pretty similar to the smell. A good underlying roasted component throughout the beer is still there. Hints at raisin, prune, cocoa, and molasses are present. Ever so marginally sweet but with a good dry finish on it.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A good dry roasted quality overall that is supplemented well with subtle sweet flavors. Not super thick or boozy which is nice and fitting the style.

(O)- This is just a nice, easy drinking stout when you want those classic stout flavors without having to tear into a thick and meaty Russian Imperial or American Double. Simple but satisfying.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this is the frist oyster stout i have had and it just taste life a stout thought a oyster stout tasted diffrent but this beer pours dark with a big head nothing more i can stay a dark beer worth drinking yes but thats it drinks dark looks darks what do oyster taste like because its not in this beer drink this beer if you like dark beer but it you have drank oyster stout before then you know what they should taste like and i think there better ones out there because this just taste like a regular stout

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Pearl Necklace Chesapeake Stout from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,305 ratings