Perrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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This sophisticated ale was made with cacao nibs, malted milk and French Polynesian vanilla beans and aged for nine months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (356) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Aroma is a lot of chocolate with a bourbon backing...A wonderful vanilla and chocolate with a lot of bourbon... beautiful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: Milk Chocolate, Mild Bourbon, Mild Vanilla Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Milk Chocolate, Mild Bourbon, Mild Vanilla Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
On tap at brewpub pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate, with a nice oak bourbon backing. Velvety texture, smooth milk and dark chocolate, malt, vanilla, not overpowering complementing bourbon oak presence. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours clear deep dark color with evident ruby highlights. Some head clings to the glass. Nose is chocolates, toasty malts, coffee, char, burnt, sweet caramels, boozey bourbon, oak. Flavor is vanilla, sweet bourbons, caramel, oak, boozey. Warming character. Pretty damn tasty. A little on the boozey side and could have a little more body. Seemed thin. For the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2308) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
Tap @ Perrin: Silky, oiled up black body with a beige & gray colored foam that stretches towards the collared edges. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, tannin, malted chocolate (almost Ovaltine-like), & some syrupy sweetness in the background... I want to say maple syrup, but it’s not quite "maple-y" enough. Perhaps sweetness from the malted milk? Taste is full of mild malted chocolate notes; relatively sweet but balanced with a whiskey warmth over a background of vanilla, burnt & crystallized sugars, & mildly astringent oak tannins. Whiskey & chocolate candy bar aftertaste, perhaps with a mild hint of mallow. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Tap. Black with minimal head. Mild bourbon and lots of chocolate. Smooth and delicious. Complex flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (263) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma is bourbon, malt, chocolate, roasty. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is bourbon, marshmallow, malted milk ball, straight up, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thinner than I like, sticky, good carbonation. Overall, this beer would be even better if it was thicker, but that’s my only complaint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (994) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft. The pour is black with a nice head. The aroma has some faint bourbon smell to it with some chocolate. The taste is a little harsh bourbon. Good sweet stout underneath it though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep opaque brown-black body with orange edges, thin dense cream coffee nose. Heavy, chalky chocolate and roasted nose with oak barrel notes. Sharp chocolaty body, lots of sharp sugars and roasted malt, with oak barrel, marshmallows, and loads of toffee increasing with warmth, in addition to alcohol notes. Airy and a tad thin. Quite nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
On tap at crunchy's. near black with a small head. Wood, vanilla and malt aromas. Similar flavors with some tart booze at the end. Really good.

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