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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Sweet Stout
Ealing, England

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on tap
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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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 full’s 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 else’s oysters; free your inner pirate, argh.

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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Cask conditioned handpump Craven Arms Birmingham 17/12/13. A black coloured beer with a little beige head. Very dominated by coffee especially in the nose. Just about manageable for this non coffee drinker. A good body and tons of flavour even if it is nearly all coffee and certainly no lactose qualities. Acceptable. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.9. Average becomes 3.7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
Cask at Hack and Hop. Pours black with a small, very firm khaki head. Nose is bitter chocolate, vanilla beans, sea salt and mild aniseed. Taste is espresso, roasted coffee beans, vanilla essence, moderate liquorice and a touch of grass. Lactose in full view. Thin mouth feel with very bitter finish. Not bad

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Black beer eith a quite nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate and soot aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, hay, peat, licorice, tar, ash notes. Roasted chocolate and soot flavor, raisins, caramel, peat, dark chocolate, floral notes. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Batch 0025 bottle from Queens Head. Big head, toasty coffee aroma. Very smooth palate and nice easy drinking rounded taste. Little sweetness overpowering malts, so guess I prefer trad dry stouts but a very drinkable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5356) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Keg at the Euston tap. Opaque black with a persistent light tan head. Aroma is berry and light roast. Flavour has a little veg, but is big on the citrus hop and roast. Palate is medium full with decent carbonation. Good dry mineral finish. Decent black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at the Exmouth Arms, London on 21 September. Poured a thick black colour with a large, dense tan head. Aroma of vanilla pods, dark chocolate and sweet coffee. Good thick mouth feel. Initial flavours were a little on the sweet side for me; nutty with cocoa, milk chocolate and biscuity malt. Palate was nicer, more bitter coffee, roasted malt and peppery spice. Pretty good for a style I’m not normally a huge fan of.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7608) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Cask @ The Harp, London. Pours black light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is light roasted malts, light coffee, milk chocolate, hints of dark fruits. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 180913

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 19/9/2013. Opaque and almost black in colour, with a tight, off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and a touch of grassy hop. Surprisingly full mouth feel for such a low ABV beer, with plenty of dark chocolate, a hint of lactose and roasty, dryish finish. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9319) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
Cask, half pint at tap takeover, Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico. Jet black body. Shiny surface, dotted spots to the glassware. Vanilla sweet malty nose with hints of lactose. Coffee and modest lactose flavours. Mild, dry, roasted end. Pretty okay stout, not too sweet and not too thin bodied (London 12.08.2013).


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