Unfinished Business | Perrin Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 08-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- Dark Brown to black in color with some carbonation. Has a thin, off-white, tan head collecting on sides.
S- Black licorice with sweet malt. Barrel hints are present.
T- Great baking chocolate malt taste that fades wonderfully to the barrel aging bourbon presence. Nice black licorice bite in the end. The bourbon is extremely tasty. Vanilla notes as well.
F- Mouthfeel is thinner with a great bourbon burn in the finish.
O- A very nice BA stout. Not in the top rung, but better than most.

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Photo of McHenry
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wish the beer was as awesome as the packaging. Pretty easy drinking for such a high ABV, but overall just average, not overly complex or impressive

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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 14.30 (Including tax)/bomber ($0.65/oz) at Meijer, Wyoming, MI. Recycled $ 25.80 in cans so the two bottles cost $ 2.80.
Undated bottle stored at 42 degrees. Served at 60 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – very little and undistinguished, fades. At least it isn’t offensive.
Head average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), tan, medium density, average retention, diminishing to an irregular one to four mm ring and a thin partial layer.
Lacing – poor but typical for a BBA impy stout.
Body – dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – Initially, a little non-specific sweetness and a hint of malt. As the glass warms past 60 degrees, the bourbon and the alcohol begin to appear. When allowed to warm on my tongue, the bourbon asserts itself as does the alcohol to the point of being obnoxious.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation.

To my taste, this is not a very good BBA stout. The only flavors eventually detectable are those of the bourbon barrel and the alcohol. This would be one and done but, unfortunately, I bought two. I see the second being an extra in a future trade. But since it only really cost $ 1.40 …

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Undated 22 oz. bottle. Poured into stout glass. It pours nearly black with some dark cola hues when held to the light, with a thick, khaki-colored head and lacing that dissipated slowly. It smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt coffee, oak, nuts, and hints of caramel and black cherry. The bourbon is well hidden in the aroma. The first thing I taste is coffee and char. But there's also some nice cocoa, molasses, tobacco, and dark fruit. The bourbon hits at the back end and it's pretty hot. You can feel this is 13+% ABV. It's almost like drinking two distinct stouts. It is medium in body and moderate in carbonation. It's fairly creamy but not as viscous as, say Ten Fidy or FIS. Overall, this stout is definitely a sipper and it's not for the fainthearted. I like high gravity, high ABV stouts and enjoyed this one. My one constructive criticism is that the bourbon isn't as well blended in the overall taste as in some of Unfinished Business's more famous competitors. It pops up hot at the end.

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Photo of chinchill
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Large shared bottle.
Black-brown body with a thin but durable head.
Excellent use of bourbon barrel aging; the effects enhance more than dominate the dark roasted grains of the base stout.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled fall 2016; drank 4/23/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; decent lace.

Fresh earth, cream, mild raspberry & faint soda water notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Fresh earth, bourbon heat & mild cream flavors up front; dark chocolate, faint raspberry & soda water bite on the finish.

Harsh & not very pleasant; it's bold & drinkable but not one I'll have again.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slack
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown and clear with a solid ring of carb and lacing.

Nose is muted bourbon and booze, and an earthy note.

Taste is mild bourbon, mild molasses, sugar, mild oak, malt, and booze.

Mouthful is medium a d a touch thin. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi sweet.

A decent beer but nothing remarkable. Drinkable and balanced. Very much enjoyable. Hard to recommend considering the availability of better stouts.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a a one finger tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and brown sugar.

T - The taste is sweet malts, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar and bourbon. The finish has a light alcohol heat.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a solid BBA stout. The flavors are on the sweet side but the alcohol is well hidden at 13.1% ABV.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours lighter and thinner than your typical high abv stout. Milk chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, vanilla, and slight barrel on the nose. Drinks hot and sweet.....but the flavor really comes through as it warms. Pick up notes of molasses, soy sauce and chocolate. Get a weird lingering bitterness from the hop profile, which is not typical for a BA stout. Body is on the lighter side for the category with moderate carbonation. A thicker feel would have balanced some of the sugar and alcohol burn. Overall, a decent BA stout, but not worth chasing.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a typical black, with minimal head. Every so slight barrel note. Fairly non-descript taste, pretty blah in my opinion, with a hint of barrel as a redeeming quality. I will give it big points on the finish though, as there is not one hint whatsoever that this is 13%. I did a double take and grabbed to bottle to double check when I was told.

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Photo of midlifec
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolvmar
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detroitpat
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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