Perrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter | Perrin Brewery

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Perrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial PorterPerrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter
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Perrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial PorterPerrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States
perrinbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sophisticated ale was made with cacao nibs, malted milk and French Polynesian vanilla beans and aged for nine months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels. Malt Ball recently won a silver medal at the second largest barrel-aged beer festival in the country!

Added by Fcolle2 on 11-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,348
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
132
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz into Benchmark brewing Seidel Mug. No date.

L: Deep dark brown, some light does indeed make it through. Little to no head so retention is already poor. A decent ring sticks around.

S: You can definitely smells a malted milk ball note here, a lot of the aroma is backed by the bourbony vanilla, The malted milk ball really comes I think from the cacao nibs. The Bourbon and Vanilla bean really hold it in check which is nice.

T: Definitely a massively chocolatey beer. Tons upon tons of Cacao Nib presence. The Bourbon really cuts through with a touch of vanilla along with the vanilla bean. Not super complex but decently tasty.

F: Full bodied, crisp, lingering bourbon and chocolate presence.

O: Pretty solid beer, definitely for Bourbon/Chocolate lovers. I am a huge Perrin fan so knowing my review is the lowest yet makes me feel like I am decently unbiased.

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3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Wolvmar
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour: bomber bought nearly a year ago (Fall 2017, I think). Poured into red solo cup :(. Dark brown, from what I could see. Nice tan head that lingers and left lots of lacing on the beautiful plastic cup.

Nose: vanilla, whisky, chocolate. Fairly pungent. Also wonderful plastic notes from the cup.

Taste: big chocolate; more dark than milk. Big vanilla that mellows and sweetens bit is a bit much for me. Whisky next in line and not shy either. Traces of molasses, caramel, oak, and plastic.

Mouthfeel: really rich and viscous. This defines the milkshake feel. Moderate carbonation. Love it.

Overall: the plastic cup makes it tough to review. But, this is really big and good other than a bit to much vanilla for me. Would definitely try it agaIn, but in a proper vessel.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. howler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Almost black. A little transparent at the edges. Medium collar.

Smell - Lots of whiskey. Tons of vanilla. Nutty malts. Milk chocolate. Definitely has a malt ball aroma.

Taste - Woody as hell. Whiskey permeates. Vanilla is very strong. Malt flavor has a chocolate flavor. Nutty caramel malt in the finish. Less of the malt ball flavor, though.

Mouthfeel - Sharp whiskey. Medium body. Could be chewier.

Overall - Surprisingly good. Good beer, barrel, and adjuncts.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.72/5  rDev +10%

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4.72/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Perrin Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter from Perrin Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 132 ratings