25 July 2013


Another cringingly titled beer from Flying Dog: Pearl Necklace is a 5.5% ABV stout made with real oysters. More oysters than hops, in fact, if the ingredients listing is in order of quantity.

A thin ivory foam settles over a dark ruby body and gives off a wonderful heady molasses aroma laced with herbs and spices. The texture is soft and round with nary a prickle from the fizz while the flavour provides a run through of what stout does best: dark chocolate, coffee, treacle, and a tangy vegetal finish. No oysters, though. The Porterhouse's Oyster Stout is similarly smooth and chocolatey, but also has a slightly salty character from the oysters. There's none of that here.

Not much to complain about with this, but if you're looking for something out of the ordinary this isn't the one.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried my bottle yet. I'm sure I have one in the cellar.