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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Pearl Necklace is brewed with local Rappahannock River Oysters and is the perfect compliment to everyones 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malvrich (283) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle 2 months out of date according to date stamp. A: Black pour with a fast falling tan sudsy head. S: Coffee and bitter chocolate smell. Faint sweetness. T: Bitter and sweet together with a hint of roast and a touch of dirt. M: Medium body with above average carbonation level. O: OK but thats about it. Will try a couple others to compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7033) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Very dark brown with amber. A beige head. Earthy and chocolatey. Earthy and grainy. Just a little oyster (fortunately).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1918) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle from Table & Vine. A jet black brew with a thick tan head. Soft velvety smooth texture. Earthy roasty flavors with subtle sweetness. Long dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (2023) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Darkest brown, medium body with licorice, roasted malts and slight medicinal aftertaste. Maybe not the best pick from the beer fridge for a hot summer night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Equal parts dark caramel and soy sauce with touches of smoke, burnt wood / sawdust, wet greens, peanut butter. Dusty burnt cereals and inky-chewy sugars give it an oyster sauce resemblance, but maybe Im being led to that by the name. Its medium bodied and rich and sticky in the finish. The oyster-mineral touches are nice, but the malt isnt sitting right for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1261) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 1, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, a little burnt. Dry finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TThumper89 (28) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2016
05/18/16 On tap at American Tap Room in the Dulles, VA airport - 16oz draft in a pint glass. Nice very dark to black poor with a finger and a half "Guinness" head which settles to a very nice lingering lacing. Extremely nice malt and hop balance with an earthy finish. Extremely smooth and drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Beautiful dark body, nice head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with some briney notes. Smooth, sweet, roasty, and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2482) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
12oz bottle that Ive had in my fridge for a while. Pours medium dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and brine. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, smoke, a bit of salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (857) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Julios Liquors. Aroma is roasted malt, mild chocolate and sea water/oyster. Appearance is dark black, almost opaque, with dark red at edges and bottom of glass, mild sparkle at edges, 1/2 finger width tan head with poor retention and trace lacing. Taste is as aroma with sweet/bitter contribution of roasted malts even more forward than hints of chocolate and oyster than aroma; late smoke/ash. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average to lively carbonation, and mildly roasted bitter crisp finish. Overall, pretty true to style but the oysters dont add much.

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