Barrel Fermented Quad | Perennial Artisan Ales

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16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jason on 08-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
16
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 2
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4/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a dark brown, almost black color with a thin ring of a head.

The aroma exudes barrel character of sweet and dense oak barrel. It's really sweet with some vanilla and bursting dark fruit notes. A good note of booze in there.

The flavor follows with sugary raisins, date, plum, fig with a medium body and then a hit of alcohol in the back. This mingles with oak and sweet vanilla notes.

This beer is quite big and boozy, but there's a nice sweetness, fruit character, and tons and tons of barrel character.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dull dark brown, coppery in the light with a thin tan halo of head that grasps for the inner glass wall after each sip. The nose is sweet and malty with a certain pit fruitiness. The taste brings out the vinous barrel flavors along with a malty quad base; a hint of plumb, tobacco, molasses flavors that are rounded out by oak. The mouthfeel is buttery at first, muted alcohol, vinous dryness, and a good malt backbone. This is definitely tasty, hard to say whether I like boulevard's BBQ better, but I'm definitely looking forward to the side project-perennial collab version...sshhhh!

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Barrel Fermented Quad from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.81 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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