Dunt (254) - 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.
SlovakSniper (2513) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Embouteillée en avril 2014. Un stout brun et une mousse célèbre pour sa grande chute. Un nez lacté et suret avec des arômes timides de friandises chocolatées. Des saveurs qui révèlent une infection. Des olives et du vinaigre au-devant de notes chocolatées. Une bouche très mince et des bulles maladivement agitées. Une finale qui n’est pas celle d’un milk stout à la noix de coco. C’est toujours choquant lorsqu’on débouche une bouteille qui vaut la peau des fesses et qui finit par goûter le cul. Dommage.
olr1984 (709) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a dark black with a large tan head. Roasted malt aroma. No coconut taste or aroma. Just tastes like a chocolate sweet stout
UDBeernut (1252) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
finally a beer as a tribute to coolio. come along and ride on the........ pours oil black, large tan head that reduces quickly into the abyss. some visible carbonation streaks. nose is bursting with black malt, pitted fruits, coconut. taste is gently sweet with all the elements already listed with light milk chocolate. coconut is pronounced on the finish. body is light for style. slide, slide, slippity, slide.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, light cream head. Nose is sweet, faintly tart, wood, and a hint of chocolate. Easy palate, tart, faint coconut, sweet and chocolate.
burg326 (2750) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle poured a black color with aromas of sweet chocolate milk, and some light coconut. Flavors were milk chocolate, and coconut, light on the palate, nice mouthfeel, easy drinker with the abv listed. This is dangerously delicious.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Pony Bar. Looks like I’m not the only one to stumble on an infected batch of this stuff. Near black with a beige head. Light roasted malts, some odd tart fruitiness, balsamic, and faint dirty tartness in the finish. Not good.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Infected. Nose is roasted chocolate, sour berry and composted earth. The palate follows and isn’t horrible.. in fact the flavor is more pleasant than a lot of sour blacks on the market but the beer is ringing as a tart fruity shadow of the big chocolate version it once was. The coconut and chocolate presence is there and gives a glimpse at just how good this beer could have been if not for the introduction of some pedio infection.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A serviceable milk stout, initially with lactose sour edge, balanced by the coconut. Though I am not the biggest fan of coconut, despite recent health claims, this works. So thick milk chocolate. Tough to finish even for two.
rxeight (792) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
This was nasty, smelled and tasted like rotten milk. And I clean enough of that out of my toddlers sippy cups. Could not drink.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer pours pitch black with a very thin dark mocha head with poor retention. Lacing is stringy, spotty and sparse with little cling. Thin legs. Average.
Sharing during a cellar stout clean out by my friend.
Pours black with a small off-white head. Decent lacing.
Nose contains lots of coconut and milk chocolate with some roasted malts. Can definitely smell the lactose in this.
Flavor starts with more milk chocolate (chocolate and lactose). Coconut then comes on pretty strong (too strong in my opinion). There is a touch of roasted malt, but not enough to balance out the sweetness. Lots of coconut on the aftertaste.
Lighter bodied for a stout. Finishes sweet and got a little cloying by the bottom of the glass. A little overcarbed.
This one failed for me as a beer. Did not like the coconut interplay and did not contain enough roast to rein in the lactose. It succeeded for me as a way to integrate my 90’s rap playlist into the night’s events so slight bonus for that.