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Perrin Black - Perrin Brewery

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Perrin Black
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Reviews: 5
Hads: 73
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 44.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier | 5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FrankHammer on 03-24-2013

The Black Ale is low in gravity, clean, crisp, and flavor-filled; giving off a bread-like aroma. This beer proves that deep colors do not signify rich potency. Our Black Ale is deceptively light on the tongue.

25 IBUs
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 73
Photo of NateDyk47
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I had this as part of a flight at Perrin Brewery. It's pretty tasty- nice dark malt & chocolate flavors, but definitely on the thin side. Good, but nothing special.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours black with a two-finger tan head. The head fades quickly into a thin ring. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee, and light smokiness.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and smoke. The finish has a light bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is a decent black ale.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, herbal, grass, light dark fruit, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, herbal, grass, light dark fruit, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dry stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a khaki colored head with some spotty lace after each sip.

S - Chocolate, coffee, malty, smokey.

T - Smokey, coffee, heavy malt bill, hops come through to present a bitter flavor. Medium bodied this finishes acidic and bitter.

O - This drinks more like a black IPA to me rather than a Scwarzbier. Heavy malts, but matched with a hoppy ending. Overall, solid offering that is another "gateway" offering from Perrin.

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Photo of FrankHammer
2.73/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap.

A - Very dark, no head, minimal lacing.

S - Toasted malts, a little chocolate.

T - Lots of toasted malts, chocolate, a hint of coffee. Not very strong flavors at all.

M - With the appearance, I thought it would be a little more full but it is definitely a traditional ale/lager feel. Thin with no coating at all. Sort of disappointing but probably only because I was expecting different.

O - Nothing to write home about. Thin flavors, decent appearance. I wouldn't search it out again. First offering I've had from Perrin and I'm a little disappointed because I've heard good things.

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Perrin Black from Perrin Brewery
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