Good Night, Irene
Perennial Artisan Ales

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Style:
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 6.2%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
Good Night, IreneGood Night, Irene
Notes: Collaboration with Side Project
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, served in a stemmed glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, caramel hued with a one finger offwhite head, bubbly and not particularly cohesive, fair retention and no lacing. Smell is caramel, dark fruit, sugar, plum, slight bit of port and oak. Sweet on the palate, but cohesive and reasonably interesting in how it is put together. Dark fruit, brown sugar, a bit of heavy port sweetness, touch of oak, caramel. Earthy burn on the finish. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, decreased in carbonation, touch of tart green apple on the finish (not in an infected manner, but more of the sugar and dark fruit combination).

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Photo of grover37
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big. Thick brown head. Nose of spicy yeast, roast, and oak. Flavor is much different with berries, grapes, and some light chocolate on the finish with a touch of acidity. Really a beautiful beer, like a barrel aged belgian stout with some vinuous character.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i suppose i am officially on the perennial fanboy train. i buy whatever they make that comes around, and i seek it out on tap, and i always like it no matter what the style, so no surprise its another favorable review of one of their beers from me. they called this a quad to me, and i agree with that, although perhaps its on the lighter end of that spectrum. still lots of cool malt development from brown sugar to raisin to plum and back, but what was most unique for me was the yeast. i didnt find it all that belgian, or at least in the stereotypical sense of bubblegum esters and peppery spice from warm fermentation with a vibrant stain. nope, this is much more reserved in that respect, and the yeast serves more to enhance the grain complexion than to take it over. dark fruits all the way though, a nice hearty toasted character, and enough body to make the alcohol not stand out too much, yet light enough to keep it drinking easy. not quite as much carbonation as i like in the style, but there is a nice tannic wine thing happening in the end, like a big cabernet, and it almost makes up for it, bringing a little balancing acidity into the mix. definitely on the fruitier side of the quad range, but i dig it all the way! another perennial beer i have yet to see in colorado in bottled for. are they coming?!

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steve for sharing!
Pours a dark brown, black in the glass, compact layer of tan foam on the surface. Minimal spotty lacing. A swirl brings a faint broken skim that fades after a few seconds.

Dark fruit aromas, currant, raisin, prune, sweet caramelized sugars, dark malts, a touch of wine-like alcohol.

Taste is dry and somewhat woody, black currants, dry bakers chocolate, wet wood. Slight astringency, though not especially distracting. Maybe a hint of cherry or grape skins, providing some additional fruity tannins. A touch metallic. Medium to light bodied, very drinkable considering the 9% ABV.

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Photo of barleywin
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark with a rapidly vanishing 1/4 finger head. Nose is the weakest part of this beer- faint dark fruit and burnt sugar, lovely but weak. The taste is incredible in the classic style of a Belgian dark strong. In the same realm as Rochefort 10 but more subtle, no small compliment. Wine barrel character kicks in and stays through the finish. Thx to Perennial and Cory for concocting such a beautiful version of the style.

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Photo of danh53
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, raisin, plum, molasses, red wine. Taste follows the nose. Not much barrel character beyond the dry finish. Full mouth feel with good carbonation. Unique beer and we'll made. Wine character really comes through. Raisins and plums are a little to prominent for my taste.

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Good Night, Irene from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 15 ratings