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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oeltroll (19) - USA - MAR 4, 2013
This beer blew my mind. Sweet and bitter chocolate combined with chilli, incredible.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (4958) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Draft: Pours black....with a full, dark tan head. Cocoa, milk chocolate, cream, cinnamon aroma.. Cinnamon toast, dark chocolate flavour.... The cinnamon and a light chile warmth sneaks up slowly....then really kicks in at the finish.... Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. 2013 vintage. Aroma is cocoa, cinnamon, some light chilies, light vanilla, booze, roasted malt. Appearance is black, brown head, poured nice. Taste is cocoa, cinnamon, chilies, vanilla, roasted malt, very fucking good. Mouthfeel is thick, soft carbonation, oily, wonderful. Overall, in comparison to Hunahpu this beer is slightly off. The presence of initial cinnamon flavor it’s muted until the aftertaste, whereas Hunahpu was very cinnamon forward, but on its own, it’s wonderfully delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.5oz pour on tap. Madison. Pours very dark, basically black. Small rim if tan head. Aroma is sweet- chocolate and coffee. Spiciness in the background. Roasty notes. Taste is sweet with a dark chocolate bitterness. A touch of spice in the finish. Body is heavy. Thick texture. Subtle carbonation. Long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2/19/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Black pour with a small tan head. Nice aroma, good mix of cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, light coffee aspect. Nice flavor, peppers coming through, mixes well with the cinnamon, cocoa coming through as well. Tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Pitch black with a tan head. Lots of cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, chocolate and some sweet malts. Light burn on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nealblind (1152) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
big brown pour. Aroma molasses, ginger soil big cinnamon, chinese cola dandelion. Tastes bitter herbs chinese cola. chocolate is minimal/ ends up being woody. dry boozy palate alcohol pretty well hidden. really out there for a imperial stout of any sort. Doesn’t hold very close the the Mexican hot chocolate thing either. This is Perennial in full twisted herbal/spice pantry glory.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2015
2014 Bottle. Pours a very deep dark brown with a medium sudsy tan head. Aromas burst out with sweet malts, cinnamon, clove, chocolate, vanilla. Flavor was mild coffee, chocolate, tons of cinnamon, clove, vanilla. Pretty much followed the nose for me. Only knock was that it did have a boozy tast/ burn to it. At 10%, I know it may be expected, but I’ve had others that hid it better for me. Still, an amazing beer and near perfect. Full body, creamy texture, good bubbly carbonation, long finish with alcohol heat.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3965) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Une dégustation chez Jool. Un liquide qui tombe assez lourdement dans mon verre. Il n’y a pas vraiment de bulles. Ça m’apparaît plutôt mort. Le nez est fantastique. Vanille, épices, gâteau au chocolat, noix de coco, fudge et malts noirs. La cohésion est assez remarquable. Au goût, le piment et la cannelle s’infiltrent dans les moindres racoins chocolatés et maltés. C’est très bon mais un peu en déséquilibre. En bouche, le liquide montre un corps moyen-fort. Le pétillement est si faible. La texture est si crémeuse. En finale, les piments se manifestent avec une certaine autorité.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - JUN 23, 2015
I’m usually a huge imperial Stout fan, and had never tired any of Perennial’s brews, so I was excited to grab a sample at World of Beer Fest. It was disappointing. Not a fan of the spiciness particularly from the chilis; the chocolate flavor was good; the cinnamon taste was muted but didn’t do much to enhance the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
5 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has some spicy cinnamon at first. Followed by lots of boozy ethanol. Mild sweet cocoa powder is present, too. Mildly transparent dark mahogany body with a small, tan head. Start with sweet CHOCOLATE MILK. Lots of chocolate milk...Finishes warming and spicy with a pepper kick. Not too spicy, however. Just warm. Interesting stuff.


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