XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Nice woody bourbon scent, has a burnt coffee taste and finishes nicely. colinize (316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Dark black tan head coffee malt aroma. Pretty good. Served at Great American Beer Festival 2012. vyvvy (6739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a burnt orange / tan head. The aroma has dark roasty malt, coconut, vanilla, milk chocolate and some alcohol. The body is fairly thick and slick with a light amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor has lots of dark chocolate, coconut, smooth creamy roast and is quite lush and full. The finish remains malty and rich, but shows some alcohol and hop bitterness. Nice imperial stout. Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle purchased at Binny’s Grand. Poured into my Portsmouth tulip glass. Pours a pitch black in color with a fingers worth of head cocoa colored head. The beer has a surprisingly good head retention. Pretty complex nose, though it isn’t great. I get chocolate malt, cocoa, toasted marshmallow, some light coconut, and just the smallest amount of the lactose. There is something there that is a little "off", but I can’t put my finger on what it is. This started out tasting strictly like a milk stout, but as I continue to drink it, I can definitely get the coconut. Once it warms a little, it reminds me of an almond joy. In addition to chocolate and coconut, I get a little cinnamon. Moderate mouthfeel, some astringency, light sweetness, lightly boozy, and a moderate finish. Pretty solid effort from Perennial, I really like what they’re doing. drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2012
750 from West Lakeview. Big black pour. Very creamy milk stout. Slight roast in nose. Some cocoa and milk chocolate in taste. Almonds. Touch of coconut. I don’t get a strong coconut taste to the beer, which is fine. Pretty tasty.
MAFountain (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750ml bottle poured to a Perennial Snifter:
Aroma: Alcohol, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel.
Appearance: A foamy, quickly dissipating mocha head, that leaves no lacing.
Taste: A medium sweetness.
Palate: The body is light for the style. Fizzy carbonation, a thin, slick texture, with creamy notes on the finish which is long. The mouthfeel is perhaps the most complex element of this beer.
Overall: This is my third time trying this, and have decided to review it finally. Being that it is my third time having it, obviously I would recommend it. I believe it’s a well done interesting take on a milk stout, introducing the coconut to it. Surprised I have not had coconut in more stouts. Another well done beer from Perennial.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
750ml bottle via trade. pours a dark brown and sits almost black in the glass capped by a rich, creamy, mocha head that leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great with notes of coconut milk, almonds, nutella spread, and mocha coffee backed by milk chocolate, roast, vanilla, and hints of licorice. flavor is delicious with rich milk chocolate, roasted malts, mocha coffee, and freshly toasted coconut backed by subtle notes of maple syrup and freshly backed macaroon cookies. palate is full bodied and smooth with light carbonation and sweet finish of coconut and dark chocolate. overall, a mounds bar in a glass. really tasty beer. hivemind (922) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
On tap @ RnH (Kuhnhenn and Perennial night) with Andy and James. Black pour, no head, no lacing. Major cocoa and dark chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, but mostly dry and chalky. I enjoyed the flavor. jredmond (8660) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 Draft at Rattle with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a beautiful black body with thin chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is light milk chocolate, coconut milk, nuts and sweet caramel malts. Mouthfeel is pleasant, well balanced with notes of light chocolate, nuts, coconut, molasses and faint coffee Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2012
On tap at rattle and hum with James and Brendan. Glad we were lucky enough to meet the brewer from perennial! Delicious beer... Coconut, almond milk, and chocolates. Macaroon in a glass