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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Sweet Stout
London, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
Batches 0003 0016 0025(at 4.5%) 0036

When you get to that time of day when that cup of hot coffee is no longer the answer, and you need something with a little extra kick, plait your bear, stick on your eye patch and grab a Black Perle. This milk stout is chock full of roasty malts, milk sugar, hopped with hand fullís of perle plundered from the unsuspecting and aged on a chest full of Zamorana coffee beans.
Brewed in partnership with www.alchemycoffee.co.uk
Drink with your bacon and eggs in the morning or somebody elseís oysters; free your inner pirate, argh.

Ingredients
Grains: Pale, Roasted Barley, Wheat, Chocolate, Flaked Oats, Crystal, CaraPils, lactose
Hops: Perle


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2658) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
0,5l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a low brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and lactose. Flavor is roasted malts, lactose, coffee and some hops. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14586) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at Googies Folkestone. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate dark chocolate and some spiciness on the aroma. Itís a slightly harsh milk stout with lots of coffee. Wow stunning. Not too much lactuc but it is there. I donít normally like milk stout but this is good. Itís good. Some bitterness on the finish. Excellent. Given I donít like the style. Lactose increases as it warms up. Still for a style that normally makes me retch this is good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - MAR 28, 2014
Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. Strong aroma of coffee,roast. Taste is dark coffee,roasted malts. Very very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13448) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at Kirjakauppa. Pitch black color, tiny off-white head. Aroma has toasted maltyness and coffee. Light-bodied. Espresso, toasted malty flavor. Nice and balanced but way too watery for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2912) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask, 4.5%, black with a lasting coarse ivory head, aromas of roast coffee and dark chocolate, creamy mouthfeel and initial sweetness give way to toasted malt and coffee flavours, with earthy hops and faint red fruit in the background. Cocoa and soft bitterness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3778) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
On tap at OíConnors. Midnight black with tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, burnt malt and mild smoke. Taste coffee, mild astringent, leather, roasted and pure coffee beans. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4510) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
500ml Bottle conditioned: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard @ home on 7th March 2014, well before the BBD of March 2015 (batch 0003). Looks impressive, the tan coloured head sat on top of a proper black body. There is a definite coffee aroma within the malty nose, this carries on into the taste, along with chocolate notes. Labelled as íA coffee milk stoutí, it doesnít lie. Youíd never guess the ABV was so low, this packs a powerful punch of flavours and itís body is both rich and deep in texture with a smooth feel throughout. A very nice beer in deed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bax (1241) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014
(bottle 05/04-2014) Low light brown head, black color, dry coffee aroma, soft co2, fit body, light bitter, slightly roasted taste. Batch #0035, bottled date oct-13, BB date oct-14.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask at Tapped, Leeds. Darkest brown. Off white, tight, lasting head. Nutty, dark chocolate. Earthy fruit. Some hop bitterness, too. Taste is earthy dry. Mouthfilling. Drinks well above itís ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9979) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Enormous morning coffee aroma. Smooth palate, carbonation low. Very drinkable. Great balance, not too sweet, and not saying "milk" - and as Iím not a huge fan of sweet lactosey milk stouts, thatís a good thing. The coffee likewise is everywhere, but itís not in-your-face, nicely balanced. Lovely mild coffee ale.


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