Maman
Perennial Artisan Ales

MamanMaman
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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #23
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #54
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 7.36%
Ratings:
434
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 30, 2022
Added:
Oct 15, 2014
Wants:
  277
Gots:
  43
SCORE
100
World-Class
MamanMaman
Notes: Aged for 18 to 20 months in Rittenhouse Rye barrels before blending.
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4.52 by Affinity from Missouri on Apr 30, 2022
 
4.74 by forum8417 from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2022
 
4.84 by carmike813 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
 
4.61 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
 
5 by nvbrew from Nevada on Dec 29, 2021
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4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - black and thick with great lacing and a tan head
Smell - chocolate fudge with a slight spice and barrel
Taste - sweet chocolate tobacco boosy lots of barrel
Feel - pretty thick creamy slight carb
Overall - pretty solid

Nov 13, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Pours jet black with thin mocha colored head on top. Smells of chocolate roasted malts and bourbon, subtle herbal spiciness on the nose too. The taste has a nice roasted profile, good sweetness that finishes with a touch of licorice. The feel of the beer is smooth, very silky. Overall an outstanding Imperial stout!

Sep 20, 2021
 
4.58 by carlso_aw from Indiana on Sep 07, 2021
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4.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Felgenlager from Illinois

It was good, but not worth the hype

Aug 03, 2021
 
4.64 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Aug 01, 2021
 
4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jheimbigner from Washington

2019 poured from cellar temp on 6/17/2021

Pours a motor oil with minimal lacing. Nose of tobacco, brownie batter. Taste follows with rich chocolate, nice barrel, and some leather and tobacco. Feel is medium heavy with minimal carb. Overall, great!

Jun 18, 2021
 
4.52 by brians52 from Virginia on Jun 13, 2021
 
4.53 by notchucknorris from California on May 30, 2021
 
4.66 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on May 30, 2021
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4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Sandis from Minnesota

2018 version poured into a Morning Delight tulip. Saved this for my 51st birthday and what a treat. Wonderful no adjunct stout.

May 28, 2021
 
4.74 by BrewSTL from Missouri on May 23, 2021
 
4.52 by Original_Gravity from Washington on May 23, 2021
 
4.94 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
 
4.63 by Montanabeerz from Montana on May 03, 2021
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4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by dboon from Florida

Bottle. Dark brown/black pour with a chocolate head and an oily sheen. . Crazy fudge and chocolate nose. Wow, that’s legit. Bitter dark chocolate, caramels, dark roasted malts, mellow rye whiskey, oak, and vanilla notes. Complex, with a wonderful mouthfeel. Nice balance of sweet and bitter roasted malts. Good body.

Apr 30, 2021
 
4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Mar 27, 2021
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4.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

'20 batch.

Maman 2020 is a blend of 2 distinct threads. The first consisting of base stout aged 22 months in Heaven Hill barrels, this comprises 80% of the blend. The remaining 20% is base stout aged 27 months on Weller barrels. We tasted through a couple dozen barrels to find a blend that best exemplifies our beloved barrel aged stout, Maman. Oak, maple, marshmallow, and caramel all dominate the aroma, with waves of rich brownie batter fudge and Heath bars wrap up the palate. We always strive for a balance of flavors in our beers, and we feel the nuance and surprising drinkability make this vintage of Maman something we’re immensely proud of.

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like high quality chocolate truffles, cookie dough, brownies, vanilla, spicy oak, caramelly bourbon, English toffee, marshmallow, heavy roast, and light smoke.

This has been high on my list of "must-tries" for a long time, and it really did meet my expectations. It's a pure expression of the power of barrel - you could tell me this has chocolate or vanilla or caramel added to it, and I'd believe you. There's very little booze here, and there's great oaky complexity on the back end helping keep things balanced. There's some definite roast and bitterness - it's not just pure pastry here.

This is medium bodied, not the thickest stout ever, but that honestly helps here - keeping it light on its feet and very drinkable. There's barely any booze to this.

It's hard to find much to fault this one for. It's truly excellent - barrel aged chocolate marshmallow chunk brownies, essentially.

Feb 22, 2021
 
4.52 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
5 by terrymoore from Arizona on Feb 04, 2021
 
4.64 by lewith from South Carolina on Feb 01, 2021
 
5 by PatekPhil from Texas on Jan 24, 2021
 
4.91 by dubers89 from Iowa on Jan 22, 2021
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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JDPchi13 from Illinois

I have to say I was blown away by the flavors in this. Deep dark fudge bourbon goodness. It’s a showcase of what the barrel alone can bring to the party. And what a party it is. Thick. Velvet smooth, vanilla, chocolate swirl. Wonderful.

Jan 22, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Filabee from Michigan

Based on the rating, I expected more enjoyment sipping this one. I got smokiness for some reason. maybe it was the bottom of the bottle.

Jan 14, 2021
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4.99/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Open_Speed from Indiana

Tastes of rye soaked brownie batter, mouthfeel is pleasantly heavy.

Jan 11, 2021
 
4.9 by pconn10 from Illinois on Jan 10, 2021
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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jno from Missouri

Batches vary from year to year. Served on draft at the brewery for 2020. It's chewy, fishy, barrel heavy and really enjoyable in small quantities. My only complaint is that it's served so cold off the draft line.

Jan 10, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by benzalman from California

Great BA non-adjunct stout. Did a share somewhat recently of 20 Barrel aged non adjunct stouts, and while this one was more hyped than most, it was middle of the pack. Dont get me wrong, very good, but worth the hype?

Jan 04, 2021
 
4.75 by teepeevee from Finland on Jan 03, 2021
 
4.73 by isellpropane from Ohio on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.5 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Dec 24, 2020
 
4.51 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on Dec 10, 2020
 
4.29 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri on Nov 03, 2020
 
4.94 by rarapacz from Minnesota on Oct 28, 2020
Maman from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 434 ratings