I don't really like Flying Dog's Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout. It has a dark chocolate body with orangish highlights, there's very little head or lace, just a smooth, dark surface. The aroma has a muted, kind of synthetic quality that I don't enjoy. There's a little bit of a chocolate quality to the smell, but it seems artificial. The flavor is a little tangy during the swallow, but it all remains fairly muted. Muted malt, dull, indistinct background character. Meh. No thanks.