Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout. Frederick, MD. English style stout. 5.5% ABV.
Yes you read it right. This is a beer actually brewed with oysters. A risky buy for someone who really does not care for seafood. I didn't let this one sit in the fridge as long as the mint chocolate stout, and I really wanted to try to go into it with an open mind. I was pleasantly surprised.
Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark black color with a two finger tan foam head. Smells are of roasted malts and chocolate. No oyster yet. Carbonation is moderate with a medium body. Taste is of chocolate, a bit of nuts, and roasted malt. There is a slight bit of oyster in the finish, but in no way is this fishy. More of the fattiness from the oyster comes out and complements the bitter chocolate quite nicely.
Overall I was shocked how it turned out. Would I buy again? Probably not. But it was still a pretty good, and lighter stout with a unique ingredient.