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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho Chiles, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks.

2011 - 100 cases
2012 - 200 cases

Added by jmvecchio1 on 12-16-2011

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Ranking:
#209
Reviews:
376
Ratings:
2,783
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
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Photo of micada
3.52/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Saw it on a shelf, read great things about it, bought one to drink, one to cellar. Poured room temp, hard to a tulip glass. Nose is chocolate, Chile pepper, cinnamon, chocolate. First sips follow the nose...and I’m out. The cinnamon is very strong and IMO doesn’t let up. I can agree with stout subcategories for bourbon, coffee, chocolate, but cinnamon is evidently where I draw the line. That second bottle might find it’s way to a tenth birthday.

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Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(on tap at Pinocchio's 9th anniversary event... served in a 5 oz snifter)

as it was the first time I had it (also on tap) last year at a barrel-age event - an absolute dream... dark, almost sunburnt-copper colored foam - dirty activity atop dirty motor oil... toasty snickerdoodle, slightly smoky, softly roasty on the nose... the mellow smoke and heat from the chilies is fantastically measured atop the greasy, luscious, subtly spicy, cakey, milky, malt plasma... I hesitate but can't help comparing the spicing to horchata, of which I'm an admirer... slight whoosh of heat in the aftertaste, no doubt colored by the additives... its nectary, oily textures and rich, yet surprisingly balanced flavors are mesmerizing

I sipped this slow and I could've gone 10x slower, savored every last sip... I'm not supposed to love a beer injected with all this crap, but I can't help myself

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of martinimike82
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Danny_Riordan
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebrown221
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JellybonesElmer
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mush
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark and thick-looking black with a half finger of dark tan head. Modest lacing.

Huge cinnamon in the nose, with toasted malt, chocolate, red wine and smokey pepper behind.

Dryer and more roasty tasting than I expected. Really pleasant with just a hint of red wine and stone fruit behind a great, lingering chocolate flavor, with strong, but not overpowering, pepper and cinnamon throughout.

On the light side of thick bodied, with an oily slickness that coasts the mouth, and just enough carbonation.

It’s easy to be too heavy-handed with this much spice, but the flavors here are amazing. The long-lasting aftertaste is phenomenal. 2017 bottling.

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Photo of Aurascoper
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illtexzona
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jera1350
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

what a treat. two weeks old yesterday. there's not much to say about this that hasn't already been said. it's a glass of cinnamon toast crunch with added spice and almost honey like sweetness. it covers your mouth and leaves it numb. it's delicious. this batch is reading 11.5% and it's creeping up on me quickly.

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Photo of cgwami
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zythophile
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: November 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Color is that dark brown that doesn't let any light through. Fine, foamy head that's one of the darker browns I've seen, although by any normal description it's still a medium-light version.

Smell is cinnamon. And more cinnamon. There's a slight bit of anise and toast. There's just not much room for anything other than cinnamon.

Taste is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, of course. Clove honey. There's an herbal element that goes well with the sweetness. Good intensity – which is good for two years of aging – and it even increases as it warms. The toast is a bit too toasty, but it doesn't quite get to acrid. Super heavy molasses show up late.

Weight is medium-heavy for the type. Foamy carbonation. Alcohol is present, but not as much heat as one would expect for a tenner.

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Photo of jbdpsu82
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,783 ratings