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Perennial Barrel Aged Sump (Rwandan Kyoto)

Perennial Barrel Aged Sump (Rwandan Kyoto)
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Stout aged in whiskey barrels with coffee added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014This beer rocks!… Dark brown pour with a small, creamy, cappachino head. The aroma is absolutely bonkers, offering heaps of big-time, earthy, deep-roast, espresso-grind coffee. Full-bodied, velvety and smooth with soft carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of burnt coffee and charred grains, accompanied by a smidge of caramel in here among all the burnt, carbonic notes. There’s charcoal and an 85%-cacao dark-chocolate element in the finish. I didn’t pull any bourbon barrel out of this, but I’m guessing there would be more rough edges if not for the time spent within that whiskey barrel. World class coffee imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1728) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Huge thanks to Tim & Tony. Oil. Black as night, viscous as hell, topped with a mocha & ever-so-slightly cherry tinted foamy made of very fine microbubbles. Aroma is made of such a fresh, deep, roasted coffee blend... Like sticking your nose in a French press with some high-end Rwandan coffee beans being steeped. Notes of vanilla add a nice creamy element with a smooth induction of warm bourbon on the back-end. Lovely nose. Taste is no different; such a rich coffee flavor, on par with the quality of roasted coffee you get from beers like BCS Coffee, deeply roasted & oily fresh. Underbody of roasted malt, faint smoky char, spicy wood, leading into a finish of mixed creaminess & tantalizing bourbon. Warm, but not overdoing it. Just a fabulous barrel aged coffee stout, up in the ranks for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4567) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
30/VI/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: V/2014 (2014-684) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Dark brown to black beer, small beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit dusty, sweet, caramel, some vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted, bit smoky, sweet, sugary. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: less sweet, more roasted and burned flavours, sourish hint, alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: little sweet, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, sour, lots of dark chocolate, mocha, hot peppers (alcohol?), some bitter coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (2541) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, maple, roast with a hint of dark grain. The taste was of dark grains, coffee, sweet chocolate and some barrel. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle. Deep black pour with brown head. Super deep rich coffee, roasted and dark malt tones. Dark coffee and roasted flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16595) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty woody strong coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty woody coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1215) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at Perennial’s Barrel Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of pepper skins, coffee, roast. Tastes of coffee, bourbon, roast, coffee grounds. Full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Some subtle differences with the regular BA Sump side by side.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at the brewery on the RBSG bus tour. Looks like the other Barrel Aged Sump - pours a deep, basically opaque midnight brown with a small brown head. Attractive. Really nice coffee and roasted malts in this, with charred oak, tobacco, dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted brown sugar, caramel, and warmth from the whiskey. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Rich and decadent. Just as good as the other Barrel Aged Sump. These are fantastic barrel treatments. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5427) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
75cl, bottled 5/2014, white wax, as Perennial Sump (... aged in Whiskey barrels), new exclusive American brew Anno 2014, with coffee, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Taste from the bottle at the brewery during RBSG. White wax. Black colored body. Thin ring of light brown head. Amazing huge coffee nose. Some vanilla. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light alcohol warmth. Perfect light bit of heat on it. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of chewy texture. Lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy. Awesome stuff. Gets better and better as I go. Wonderful big strong coffee beer.

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