Kill 'Em All
Perrin Brewing Co.

Kill 'Em AllKill 'Em All
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
11.3%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.82%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
110
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Perrin Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Kill 'Em AllKill 'Em All
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stortore from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had this on 2/20/16.

Pours a dark brown, opaque, with a small head and a small ring of foam remaining. Smell leads with the bourbon, then lightly roasted malt, vanilla, oak, some chocolate, toffee. The taste is a little more balanced between the bourbon and the malt, vanilla, some oak, brown sugar, some caramel, light bitterness on the finish. Smooth, good level of carbonation, thin feeling.

This was good and I enjoyed it, but it really needed a more robust malt base to give it a more full bodied feel. Those Pappy barrels can't be that easy to come by, they deserved a little better here.

Jun 19, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in Fall 2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and toasted oak; with light coconut, butterscotch, dark fruit, cocoa, coffee, and oak/toasted earthiness. Some light booziness shows up as it warms. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and toasted oak; with light coconut, butterscotch, cocoa, coffee, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate bourbon/oak spiciness and slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, light cocoa/coffee, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/oak spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warming lingering after the finish; with minimal booziness. Overall this is a very nice barrel aged Russian Imperial stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. This was not as roasty as most imperial stouts I’ve had; but still had a good amount, with a really great amount of balanced barrel flavors against the malt sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

Mar 13, 2016
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown with a sturdy two finger tan head.

S - Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and toffee.

T - The taste is heavy bourbon with vanilla and some light dark chocolate. Some alcohol heat in the finish.

M - Medium/light bodied with medium carbonation. Very soft and creamy mouthfeel.

O - This is on the thin side, but the flavors are spot on. Definetly worth seeking out.

Feb 13, 2016
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OleBruin from Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Thinner than expected--very little head after pour. The carbonation is a bit high though, giving it cola feel. BBA reminiscent of the flavored in those from Central Waters BBA stout. Better than some. Overall glad I tried, but falls short of remarkable. Base beer might need more body for next batch.

Nov 09, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a really really tasty brew courtesy of thebrewo, aged in pappy barrels, very special and uncommon. i like that the stout isnt trying to be too much, maybe even designed for the barrel, which i like a lot. its almost thin in body and mild in bitterness compared to many of its peers, but i like its softer nature and palatable grain flavors, which range from ashy dry to slightly smoked in flavor. the barrel is the star here, thats really what this one is about. vanilla and hot alcohol here, newer oak, some char, and some sweetness that resembles brown sugar. all of that is really expertly put together, and that its not all sticky thick and sweet as a base beer makes the barrel that much more clear in it, and it makes me like it even more. perrin is not an operation i know anything about, or had even ever heard of before these beers, but i have come away fully impressed. this is not like other barrel aged stouts out there, its got its own thing going on, dry and earthy and carefully compiled. i tried to age this and the with kindness for awhile, but curiosity got the best of me. im glad it did, as this is expert as it is. thanks again to thebrewo for hooking it up for me, way way way too kind of them as always.

Jul 09, 2015
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papp from Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Entirely too thin, extremely heavy on the whiskey. If the body held up the character coming from the residual whiskey/barrel wouldn't be an issue. The whiskey is actually quite enjoyable, the beer is just not balanced. Overall it just seemed like a bit of a mess. Someone said it before but barrel aged brown ale is a spot on description. Not worth the price tag IMO.

Feb 10, 2015
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fcpsitsjaredjared from Michigan

2.8/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

More like a barrel aged Brown Ale. Very light body for the style, color is more tan/brown than black/dark brown. Booze is there, but very little dark malty chocolate or coffee. A waste of VW barrels.

Jan 24, 2015
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rooskey379 from Michigan

3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Nose doesn't lead you in the right direction. Smells...like raisins and sweetness. But tastes strongly of whiskey. Back end is chocolate. For 17$ I don't think I would buy again

Jan 04, 2015
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JefferyLaGrow from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is much more in the line of an imperial porter. It would be a really great barrel aged imperial porter too, but for the style of Imperial Stout, it falls short. It is still an excellent beer. Big and boozy with lots of chocolate, whiskey, and barrel. Hints of vanilla, and a light scent of menthol appear on the nose. I like the beer a lot. I will be buying another, but for right now, I would say that it missed it's intended mark...

Dec 06, 2014
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Vogie from Michigan

3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent effort from Perrin. Nice aroma of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, oak. The taste was a little off balance with more alcohol showing up than what the aroma would suggest. Mouthfeel was really light for the style. This was aged in Van Winkle Family Reserve Bourbon Barrels, which I assume are quite expensive and rare. Not sure if it matters what type of bourbon barrel beers are aged in? Maybe this was more of a marketing strategy? With the exception of the name this is a good brew to enjoy amongst friends that appreciate the intricacies of craft beer.

Nov 26, 2014
Kill 'Em All from Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 110 ratings