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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, and cinnamon sticks.

jrallen34's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
bottle... really great looking beer, super dark black body with an equally dark tan head, good carbonation, just great coloring... on the aroma I get a big initial burst of the cinnamon, a bit of peper and a little chocolate, good but I’m not a big cinnamon fan so its not great for me... the best thing about the tasting experience is the mouthfeel, full and coating, thankfully the cinnamon fades on the taste, as do the peppers, get more nibs and chocolate flavors than anything... solid beer I’d have again

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nealblind (1109) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigda83 (487) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3908) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cousin_Larry (619) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
You can taste the cinnamon on this one. It stood out during a bottle share of stout whales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Black pour. Tan head, small. Little bit of lacing. Chocolate and fig, malty aroma. Chocolate taste with a slight spicy note. Creamy smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2012) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft at Monks. Deep dark black pour with an impressively thin wide sheet of beige lace. Good Stout flavors with an interesting balance of sweet dark malts, hops and spicy peppers. Liquorice. Graham crackers. Nice big smoky charcoal grill flavors. Black leather jacket. Tinge of sour. The peppery spiciness builds over time. Great stuff, but ruins the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap during Madison Craft Beer Week. Dark black body. Big cinnamon spice aroma. Umm, Cinnamon Toast Crunch in a glass? Ok, so not everybody agreed with me on that statement, but to me this beer tasted like the the milk left in the bowl after eating all the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Really wonderful.

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