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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown
Overall: Licorice, malt, hay, honey
Note: Bottle at Linkping Beer Expo. Reviewed 2013-03-09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - APR 7, 2013
Black colour. Roasted malt, chocolatey aroma. Flavour is roast, some coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niday2288 (115) - - APR 2, 2013
Pour is dark brown/black with a tan head that disappears quickly. Nose is very malty with hints of molasses and salt. Taste is very different. Malt is there but toned down. There is a certain briny flavor to this stout and the oyster is present. Very peculiar as its like no other stout I've had before. No coffee no chocolate no nuttiness. Very odd but not unpleasant. Mouthfeel is medium with no discernible aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, some chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, and coffee; Dry finish; Nicely balanced. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. It smells a little bit sweet, chocolate and malt. The pale beige head is foamy with a short duration. The body is black. The taste is bitter and malty, quite nice. The body is medium strong, dry and a little bit creamy with a soft carbonation. A good Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2729) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Nice earthy, roasty, and coffee aromas. Flavours are coffee beans, and musky earth. Nice dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1173) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Purchased from T.S.B., Hampton. Pours a darkish-purple black-brown with a thin off-tan head. not even a ...yeah, we know: fuckin fingernail in length. Lets write something else, shall we? Aromas of smoke, sea salt, algae, milk chocolate, and raspberry preservatives. Tastes the same. I can honestly taste the sea in this beer. Not terrible, just not great. Well, this is Flying Dog: when the hell have they ever brewed an amazing beer? Decent for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6235) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Black, with a thin schmear of beige foam. Smells like coffee and stone or some other clean, fresh aroma I cant quite pinpoint. Taste is coffee and other dry, clean flavors. i get some woody notes, too. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (1077) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2013
I love true oyster stouts (or better, "mollusc" stouts, as NZ has great clam & mussell stouts too) for the brine and the saltiness that that create this perfect trinity with sweetness and bitterness. However, I was a bit concerned when I learnt that the Rappahannock oysters were the sweetest of all the east coast true oysters. Where would the "brine" be then? Well, not to worry. This is a fabulous stout, truly briney and salty (and apologies for the abuse of words ending with a "y"). Not much of a thrilling aroma, rather fruity, with a bit of plum and a touch of chocolate, free of that oiled leather of heavily hopped stouts and free of coffee. Black as sin, but not a pun on the spilling sin of Onan, perhaps an inspiration for the clever name. The flavour is a wonderful balance of the bitter chocolate, the sweetness of prunes (and RR oysters), the seasalt - I know that it is likely not even there anyway - and a buttered brown toast with a thin film of vegemite. Not a hint of coffee, for which I am thankful. Flavours all very well blended, roundly smoothed into a not-too-complex result. Still, superb! Not too dry, neither to start with, nor in the end, so I dont understand what makes this a "dry stout". Palate is chalky, a bit unctuous, lovely and seductive as a sweet oyster that has just exploded under our bite. I must hurry and order more of these!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 From a bottle aroma is slight brine and heavy roast. Taste is smooth roasted chocolate with bitter and light brine finish. Nice!

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