Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Binny’s Grand. Poured into my Portsmouth tulip glass. Pours a pitch black in color with a fingers worth of head cocoa colored head. The beer has a surprisingly good head retention. Pretty complex nose, though it isn’t great. I get chocolate malt, cocoa, toasted marshmallow, some light coconut, and just the smallest amount of the lactose. There is something there that is a little "off", but I can’t put my finger on what it is. This started out tasting strictly like a milk stout, but as I continue to drink it, I can definitely get the coconut. Once it warms a little, it reminds me of an almond joy. In addition to chocolate and coconut, I get a little cinnamon. Moderate mouthfeel, some astringency, light sweetness, lightly boozy, and a moderate finish. Pretty solid effort from Perennial, I really like what they’re doing.
SudsMcDuff (6524) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle as shown, provided by the weasel .. .
dark brown .. solid foam .. cooking chocolate and dark malts .. . medium sweetness .. . good stuff, a nice milk stout
.. . . i think you’ll like this place, they’ll make a pizza pie with your choice of topping!
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, coffee into a bit of soy sauce, booze, touch of acidic malt, slight smoky ash as well. Taste was a mix of ash, cocoa, roast into some anise,soy sauce, finishing sweet, slightly acidic.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted in July 2013 from a capped 750mL bottle that Adam and I picked up during a baseball trip in St. Louis. Pours black with an average brown head that leaves average lace. The nose is super roasty with dark chocolate, coffee, and a bit of a soy sauce note. The flavor is sweet coconut up front with some milk chocolate, roast, and a soy sauce note suggesting oxidation or infection. The body is full with average carbonation and a long, almost sour, sweet and roasted finish. Will try this one again if I get the chance.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drain pour. Bottle had clearly turned and was only a few months old. Very sour cherry notes and no hint of coconut. Hopefully just a bad bottle. Will try again and will update the rating.
cpetrone84 (1605) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with a tight mocha head. Nose is heavy roast with a moderate sugary sweetness and a faint coconut touch. Taste is less roast but far more sweet. The coconut is more present and there is still some roast up front. The sweetness is overpowering and sugary. Full bodied and strong carbonation with an oily slick feel.
bytemesis (4128) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to RobertDale! Pours dark black with a medium somewhat fizzy brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a ring that laces pretty well. Aroma is surprisingly roasty, ash, chocolate, anise. Flavor is a bit acidic; tons of ashes here, a light tartness with the acidity; infected, methinks. No real coconut in the flavor, burned malts and some chocolate. Lightish body for the style, not really that silky either. This beer disappoints. Probably should have drank it upon receipt.
GenDV138 (2764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 5/7/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours jet black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of caramel, coconut, dark fruit, chocolate. Tasting notes of coconut, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, lactose. Medium-full body with a semi-dry finish.
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml Bottle from Dawson’s while visiting Maryland. Bottled 4/2013,so I really should have paid attention to the dating when I bought this. i assume the coconut will be gone. Pours black with a one finger mocha colored head that looks lightly creamy. Sweet lactose and chocolate aroma, a good bit of roast, don’t get much coconut. Flavor is sweet lactose, graham cracker, and again not much coconut to speak of except maybe a hint of sweetness that isn’t lactose or chocolate. There seems to be a bit of cardboardy oxidation in this as well. Body is medium with medium plus carbonation. Not a bad beer, but I must say I am a little disappointed here but that may not be fair given the bottle date and known disappearance of coconut in these beers.
Sarlacc83 (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From Keir. Thanks!
A: Pure black with no head. Good legs.
N: Cocoa, lactose, coffee. Coconut is non-existent, and that’s incredibly disappointing.
T: Smoke and slightly sour. Yeah, no. Where’s the malt.
M: Lighter body, not impressive.
O: Meh. Not sure what was going on with this, but after experiencing the heights of Last Snow, this is a failure that perhaps is infected.
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Silky mouthfeel. I am missing any evidence of coconut. A great silky smooth flavor like a milk stout. Pretty tasty.