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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2962) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Single from a build-a-sixpack rack at Binny’s. Good. One may be all I want to try. Cause I have a deal with the invertebrates: I don’t eat them whole, and they don’t send giant octopi to drag me into the see. Think I’m joking? You haven’t heard the stories we were told when I worked at the Shedd Aquarium. Anyway: Looks properly stoutish in the glass, opaque black with a tan head that bubbles away quickly. Smell is mostly coffee roast malt, but not too bitter. Taste is… well, I’m not spitting it out, that’s for sure. It’s a fine stout with some slight coffee bitterness. A little "pepper" which might just as well have come from a British hop bill (I think). I suppose the most noted effects of brewing with oysters might be a bit of hard water from calcium in the shells. Again, I’m just trying to coagulate vague impressions against my preconceived idea of what oysters in beer would taste. But no mistake, this is very good. Wonder what we here in the shadow of Lake Michigan could do with zebra mussels?


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (236) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 12, 2016
IBU : 35
Kolor: Po przelaniu do szkła przypomina trochę coca-colę. U podstawy Stout Glass - kolor rubinowy z pięknymi refleksami. Minimalne prześwity pod światło.
Piana: Drobna, nietrwała w kolorze ostrygowym - nie mogłoby być inaczej! Bardzo szybko opada do niskiej obrączki, która pozostaje do końca. Praktycznie nie pozostawia żadnych zdobień na krawędziach.
Zapach: W pierwszym niuchu -kawowy. Następnie wyczuwalne lekkie chmielowe nuty. Szukam cały czas tych aromatów ostrygowych lub innych przypominających owoce morza. Ciągle pusto. Po ogrzaniu pojawiła się jakaś morska nutka - ale czy to jest to?
Smak: Przy zimniejszym piwie kawowy z domieszką bardzo gorzkiej czekolady. Przy większej temperaturze zaczęło coś się dziać. Pojawiły się nareszcie nieco kwaskowato-słonawe akcenty - które świetnie komponowały się z całością. Goryczka raczej średnia. Finisz wytrawny.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Etykieta: Super stylowa, charakterystyczna dla Latającego Psa.
Podsumowanie:
Piwo o wdzięcznej nazwie - Pearl Necklace - co w tłumaczeniu na polski oznacza - "Naszyjnik z pereł". W rzeczywistości nazwa ta jest dwuznaczna i odnosi się do pewnego, określonego zachowania seksualnego (zachęcam do kontaktu z wikipedią ;P). Skąd ta dwuznaczność? Otóż stąd, że ostrygi użyte w piwie są powszechnie znanym afrodyzjakiem. Cóż mogę napisać, nie mógłbym skłamać - doskonały Dry Stout! Zalecam ogrzanie do wyższej temperatury. Początkowo wyczuwalne tylko kawowo-czekoladowe nuty, w późniejszej fazie fajne ostrygowe sugestie - nutki cytrynowo-słonawe. Jeśli ktoś szuka w tym piwie mocnych akcentów owoców morza - to ich nie znajdzie - ostrygi są na granicy wyczuwalności - chociaż dodają fajnego smaczku temu stoucikowi. Mi bardzo smakowało i Flying Dog po raz kolejny mnie nie zawiódł.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lightrider (340) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Pour is a dark black with a cream head. Aroma is a rich chocolate and malt. Taste is rich and thick. Finish is bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1950) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a light tan head. Imagined that I was tasting oysters but not sure I really was. More noticeable were the coffee notes and nutty roasted malt flavors. Went well with the crab cakes we had for dinner tonight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (698) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2016
On draft. Pours a very dark brown with minimal tan head. Coffee, cocoa, and miners notes. Really creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4210) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
355ml bottle at home, source unknown, chocolate, roasted malty aroma, opaque near black with a very thin rapidly disappearing, bubbly, tan head, chocolate, hint of liquorice, gassy, a bit thin with a prolonged dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2107) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle at lobster place, chelsea market. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has coffee, roasty, maybe hint of oysters. Taste has roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. No oysters on taste but quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottled. Black with a thin, bright white head. Nose is of very light dark chocolate, mild brine and smoke - quite interesting. Chocolate malts are much more prominent in the flavor, with mild, meaty and salty undertones. Finish has a bit more smoke and light coffee. Quite an eclectic mix of flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, toasted malts, caramel, molasses, touch of liquorice. Appearance: black, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets expand, chocolate, toasted malts, caramel, medium carbonation, turns try, roasted flavours, lightly bitter finish. Overall: very nice Stout, beautiful sweet notes in aroma and palate. Bottle from Dark Star Brewery Shop, Partridge Green.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bruds (45) - - DEC 18, 2015
Pours black with a thick creamy head. Easy drinking, Nutty taste, a little flat. Finishes sweet. Could have more flavor but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Bottlecraft, Hanley. Pours black brown with a tan head. Some cream, choc, roast bitterness. Decent.


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