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RATINGS: 790   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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3.1
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz served in a snifter. A - Pours very dark brown almost black with a thin tan head that forms a seal aroung the edges of the glass. Specks of lacing left around the glass. S - Roasted chocolate malts, anise, molasses, caramel, smoked nuts. T - Roasted/smoked malts, hints of cocoa, some raisin and molasses sweetness, overall very dry though. Suggestions of smoked oysters. Finishes with a clean saltiness and a smoky cacao aftertaste. M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, chunky feel. This was my first oyster stout and it was quite good. The oysters were subtle but really added to a solid English stout. This would pair well with food or by itself. Serving type: bottle 09-25-2012

3.8
Creedence (309) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
355ml bottle from drinkstore, enjoyed at home. Pours (with quite a fizz) a very dark brown, bordering on black, with a thick tan foam that quickly dissipates. No lacing. Aroma is a complex blend of herbs, chocolate, molasses and nuts. Taste is equally complex, with a slightly astringent metallic start opening up to release a delicious blend of slight chocolatey sweetness, barley bitterness and a slight herby edge from the oysters. Finish is quite lively for a stout, but nice and dry, leaving a level herby aftertaste. Only my second of the style, but quite delicous, I have to say.

3.6
snoworsummer (5697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown. Coffee flavor. Slight creaminess. Smooth, medium body and low carbonation. Had the wort, green beer, and finished product. All good.

3.6
TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, thin tan top. roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, and coffee. Didn’t taste any oysters. High carbonation, medium oily body

3.1
ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottled 355ml. -from Za Popen’t Pivoteka, Ljubljana. Almost black coloured, small pale brown head, mild roasty nose. Slight roasted malt, chocolate and caramel with light salty notes in the finish. Dryish roasty finish. Pretty ordinary.

3.2
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa, graham cracker, roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of cocoa, salt, coffee, ash, and caramel with a somewhat oily mouthfeel.

2.2
StoeckleJason (22) - - JUN 3, 2013
Not impressive as a stout. Tastes like they’re using shucked smoked oyster shells. That what a garbage can of those MFer’s smells like anyway. This isn’t a beer for anyone in food service, too close to bad kitchen oder. Bitter for the claimed IBU. Just a weird beer.

3.5
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark Brown black pour with a thin light brown head. Smells sweet with coffee, milk chocolate, and some smoke. Taste is sweet, Smokey, coffee, salty. Interesting.

3.3
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor with weak salty hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.5
jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Nice appearance, clear, reddish, decent head + lacing. Nose is grainy, a bit of chocolate. Palate is dry, a bit smoky, not a lot going on here, but it is a good session stout and a good dry stout.


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