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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Imperial Stout blended with locally roasted Sump Coffee.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (382) - Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Almost as good as BCS coffee stout, and that's high praise. Perennial is blowing up. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Huge coffee nose. Huge coffee with dark roasted and caramels. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
750 ml bottle via trade from notes. Pours black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have a big roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee that is a bit less forceful than I expected, earthy bitterness, hints of some peppery spice with decent coffee bitterness to the finish. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Only knock was the body was a touch on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2023) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Is there pepper in this? Seemed a little spicy, or green with veggieness. Nice though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 4, 2015
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City. It pours a dark brown/black color with a brown head. The aroma has lots of dark bread, hints of fudge, vanilla and coffee. The flavor is rich and velvety on the palate with more dark bread, light anise, coffee and dark chocolate. Very little, if any hard roasted malt. Creamy. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2015
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma strong of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, some light sweetness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Thick texture. A great beer (Sorry for not sharing, but you guys shouldn’t have kept rejecting my ticks).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Sampled at Great Taste 2015. Black of course. Sweet and rich, tons of sugar and lots of coffee but not as much as some coffee beers. Palate is full and heavy. Heavily roasted grain, but not burned, and the high abv is balanced and well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Pitch black, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour, chocolate, malts, loads of coffee. Malty finish, caramel.
(from 75cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: I/2015 (2015-1075) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, roasted, more coffee. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of coffee, very roasted, sweet, caramel. Aftertaste: very roasted, bitter, cocoa powder, bit sweet, caramel, sugary touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Perennial Artisan Ales Sump 10.6% deep inky black with a great soft coffee aroma. Zesty carbonation on a medium body. A great coffee flavor with some bitter chocolates. Really good stuff. 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ Drink Rich’s American beer, thanks to Omgrich. Brune foncée voire noire, col café au lait. Arôme au bouquet profond de malt chocolaté, poudreux avec de belles notes de café. Palais reste ici aussi assez profond au niveau chocolaté accompagné d’un agréable profil de café. Pointe finement amer venant des houblons, retrouve un léger citronné. Le profil du café est persistant et donne une fine pointe épicée typique de ce genre de traitement.

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