2018 Anniversary Blend | Perennial Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This year’s 2018 Anniversary Blend is made up of: 60% imperial stout aged in whiskey barrels & 40% wheat wine aged in rye whiskey barrels for 15 months.

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 08-22-2018

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10
pDev:
3.96%
 
 
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Photo of Dactrius
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml purple wax. Snifter glass. Thick, dark black body, oily with a fair bit of leg, one finger offwhite head, good retention, no lacing. Smell is a big chocolate fudge and whiskey combination, a bit of brown sugar, touch of smoke. That bit is the Maman base, I think- and the wheatwine adds in a bit of warming heat on the backend, more of a spicy rye whiskey finish that is a bit sweeter than Maman on its own. Big chocolate fudge, brownies, toasted oatmeal, a touch of vanillin and coconut sweetness. Mouthfeel is full bodied, lower in carbonation than expected, fudgy and chewy. Smooth with a slight warming rye heat.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.19/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Also known as their 7th Anniversary, this slick, thick used motor oil black beer has a thin mocha chain.

Aromas and flavors align pretty well, delivering equally potent notes of sticky prune, smoky char and maple. It has an insane barrel presence with hardly any heat, unlike Maman which shares many similar veins but is much hotter. This actually makes the 2018 Anniversary Blend my preferred beer between the two. As it warms, there is also a really mature aged grape note, as, all the while, a thick, big body is cut by a thin carbonation.

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Photo of WhaleSlayer85
4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with tan ring of head. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, fig newton, cherry, toffee, raisins. Taste follows the nose big chocolate covered cherry, figs, raisins, jam, bourbon. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Overall, a delicious offering.

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4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2018 Anniversary Blend from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 10 ratings