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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pearl Necklace is brewed with local Rappahannock River Oysters and is the perfect compliment to everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac - whether they are grilled, fried, stuffed, or raw.

Specialty Malts: Roasted Barley, Midnight Wheat, Cara-Pils, Black
Hops: Perle
Yeast: English Ale

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3.5
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle; Poured light brown with a small tan head. Aroma: Roasted/ Coffee. Flavor: Tastes of spice/ herbs with a hint of coffee like favoring.

3.2
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown with a khaki colored head. Aroma was light, with caramel, cocoa and roasted; maybe some minerals. Flavor was better; good sweetness with very light cocoa and roasted notes. Fairly straightforward, and didn’t pick up many qualities of the oysters.

3.5
bkurtz (1127) - LITHUANIA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with amber highlights. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. I don’t really taste any oysters, but it has a nice balance of flavors. I find it light for a stout, but I enjoyed this one.

3.1
flying_pig (1627) - SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2013
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.

3.7
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu 87. Bought at Geers. APPEARANCE: black beer, stable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, little vanilla, rather bitter, lots of burned malts, little salt even. TASTE: rather bitter, chocolate.

3.6
Foxbush (2088) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
12 oz bottle This was a gift from friends at Holden beach. The stout poured a deep black with beige head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was of light chocolate and roasted malt. This is a good stout and fun to drink. I find the oyster taste difficult to detect. The concept is interesting. Carbonation was average and the body medium. the finish was typical stout with roasted malt and chocolate.

3.5
zacgillbanks (5441) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This dark brown-black beer has chocolate and fruity flavours, saline notes? and a sweet, dry, slight roasted finish.

3.6
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
Bottled. Pours black with a big brown head. Smells roasted malt, salty. Tastes creamy roasted malt, malty, blue barries, creamy.

3.6
coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Yeasty with a little coffee aroma. Black as my heart with a dark tan head. Tastes zingy citrus at first then a nice palate covering coffee cream. Great stout. Not much hint of oysters but then again i can’t remember the last time I had one.

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jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours ebony black with medium sized tan head. Nose is dark malt and coffee. Nice and creamy on the palate, with flavors of dark roasted malt, slightly burnt coffee and a hint of hops on the finish. Could not detect any oyster flavors. A good, though, not great, stout.Stands up well to a loaded pastrami and cheese sandwich on pumpernickel with a huge dill pickle.


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