Perennial / Jester King 'Til The Night Closes In

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Inspired by a mutual love of chocolate oranges, 'Til the Night Closes In is an imperial milk stout we created with our good friends at Jester King. We wanted something dark and rich accented by the brightness of fresh citrus, so Jeff and Averie brought up a bunch of dried tangerines and fresh satsuma oranges from central Texas to punch up the Mandarina Bavaria hops in the whirlpool. After fermentation we steeped the beer on cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, and fresh Valencia orange peel. The result is smooth and sweet with a tart pop of citrus. Enjoy!

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ippopotamo36 (3190) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2018 Tap at Luppolo Station in Rome. Black color with a medium persistent light tan foam. Nose: orange chocolate, roast, vanilla and a chili-like feel. Mouth: fresh roast with some sweet citric character, roast and tangerine. Crazy.

2.8
mjs (8414) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2018
(Keg at Sori Taproom, 20181126) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had sweetness, liquorice, burnt malts and soy sauce. Palate was full bodied and sticky with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, more sweetness, burnt malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A way too sweet brew.

3.6
VastActiv (9547) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2018
Tap at Sori Taproom, Helsinki. Color is dark brown with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, cacao, some vanilla, sweetness and roasted malts. Pretty good.

3.9
Hermod (10466) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2018
Keg @ Sori Taproom. Poured pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma has roastedness, vanilla, smoothness. Flavor has roastedness, licorice, coffee, salty notes and vanilla. Round and sophisticated.

4
phaleslu (12120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2018
750 ml bottle from the brewery. January 2018 vintage. Pours a cloudy, deep, dark brown, not quite opaque, with a moderate tan head that settles into a thick ring and a little bit of film that doesn’t last. Notes of cacao nibs, roasted malts, toasted sugars, vanilla, tobacco, and just a wee bit of orange zest. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, mildly roasty mouthfeel. The orange isn’t particularly assertive 10 months out but it’s in great shape. Good stout.

3.9
MarcoDL (6457) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2018
Bottle at Bumba. Aroma of berries, milk chocolate and malt. Flavor of milk chocolate, orange, malt and vanilla. Another great perennial stout.

4.1
tderoeck (12763) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2018
12/IX/18 - on tap @ DOK Brewing Company, BB: n/a - (2018-1237)

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very intense roast, cocoa powder, bitter impression, coffee notes. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: slightly fruity, lots of chocolate, bit sweet, some caramel, banana. Aftertaste: bit sweet, banana, some cinnamon, bit of chocolate, some dried fruits, bit of coffee, some dark forest fruit jam, soft bitterness, nice stuff!

3.8
mR_fr0g (17430) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2018
Keg at hop locker 1. A dark black mahogany brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Aroma is semi sweet, milky chocolate, hazel nut, oily milky roast. Flavour is composed of rounded full chocolate biosh, smooth milky roast, Nutella.. Palate is full and creamy rounded. Moderate carbonation.

3.7
Theydon_Bois (26164) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2018
Keg at HL1, 07/09/18. Black with a decent tan head. Nose is tangy dark fruits, light barrel, dark chocolate, toffee, spice. Taste comprises mellow barrel notes, sweet chocolate, spice, toffee, dried fruits, aniseed. Full bodied, fine carbonation, oily feel, light warming booze. Decent if no Ww offered.

3.5
madmitch76 (30204) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2018
7th September 2018
HL1. Keg. Opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Smooth palate, decent fine carbonation. Sweetiwh dark malts, tangy. Plenty of foffee. Some esters. Light spicy finish. Not bad.


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