Triangulation | Perrin Brewery

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Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Oatmeal Stout. Done in collaboration with Oskar Blues & Cigar City

Added by chuckgietzen on 02-22-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out of the can as a thin, dark cola body, but once it settles in the glass it's pitch black. Nice khaki head of tiny bubbles that sits softy until you start sipping, then drops to a thin but dense film and provides just some spotty lacing. In a world of giant dessert stouts, this one appears a little thin and highly carbonated. But comparing it to other standard American Stouts, it's a real looker.

First kick of aroma is all black licorice, followed by peaty malt, damp wood, dark fruits, some medium-roast coffee, and a little dark chocolate. I get a small dose of piney hops in the background, mixed with some lighter berries, which offers a nice compliment. The dark fruit jam notes intensify as the beer warms slightly, providing and increasingly sweet profile but not one tied to chocolate or toffee. Little bit of a Belgian dark persona, almost. Very appealing and unique, especially as the licorice drops off.

Taste is a little less nuanced and multi-layered. If this was a lower ABV stout I would say that's to be expected. But at 9% I was expecting the taste profile to follow the thick aromas. Bitter baker's chocolate and cold-pressed coffee provide a fairly bitter front-end. There's molasses, multi-grain cereal, licorice, a little smoke, and a small amount of fig mid-sip. Back-end is espresso and peat-heavy, with a lasting, bitter aftertaste. Little bit of hop bite. Almost no sweetness at all. Lots of flavor, but a little harsh.

Feel is soft, coating, and well carbonated, but a little thin versus what I normally prefer. The 9% is very well hidden.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

#Triangulation #ImperialOatmealStout - Warm or cold it rolls into your life, style, dreams and scent related memories. Patters on tongue like a lab puppy waking you for holiday morning walk, panting murky yet curious dark flavors heavily over your chest. Grabs palate as last sip of night through dreams and morning cravings. Seriously yells about dependence in a hushed voice that everyone hears anyway. If i raised humans for food I’d feed em this and give em video games to keep em soft and tender like veal. At $3.50 a four pack from New Leaf Coop on sale, (and thanks for the tasting!!) you could easily afford to pour this highly concentrated cereal elixir down eager throats, and strong enough at 9% to keep em sedentary, resulting in a delightful human foie gras.
Go to New Leaf in TLH, FL on a Saturday 2pm for #freebeer

@CigarcityBrewing @OskarBlues @PerrinBrewing
#CigarcityBrewing #OskarBlues #PerrinBrewing #canaballs #newleafmarkettl

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Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can from Florida with a January 2017 canning date.
Pours clear reddish-brown but so dark in the glass it is nearly opaque. There's a nice ruby edge when held to the light. Weak beige head with minimal lacing.
Very attractive aroma with a flavor that doesn't quite live up to it. Well hidden alcohol.
Smooth, medium-full body.

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Photo of Roguer
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Many thanks to jhartley for this can.

A - Dark brow/black colored pour with thin light tan colored lacing.

S - Cocoa, creme, a little chocolate malt.

T - Cocoa, toasted chocolate, some dark fruit, some toasted coconut, and cream. Nice finish with lingering toasted cocoa.

M - Big medium body that's silky, viscous, and lip smacking sticky.

O - Not digging the dark fruit in this.

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Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kricks77
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to JHartley for this one. 12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a solid black color, as expected, with just under a half-inch of dark tan head that dissipated quickly, and left light lacing.

Light roast is the most notable aromatic aspect, and, maybe some barrel? The can doesn't mention it. The flavor profile was the same, almost a prototypical American Imperial Stout taste. Nothing really notable.

The body was much lighter than I would have preferred for the style, but at least had a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was solid, nothing wrong, and you won't have a problem finishing your pour. Overall, a solid, but typical, example of the style. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of tazzman
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned date of 02/14/17

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging and a tan, near finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing outside a small handful of spots and 2-3 broken lines.

Smell - Chocolate notes playing off a slightly roasty and smokey malt backbone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolate and fair roasted malt upfront. Smokiness comes through mid-taste and lingers to the end. Hints of dark fruit that continue to develop as the brew warms; black cherry. Finish lingers with a bit of chocolate, caramel, smoke and some fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with low-to-moderate carbonation. Slick, slightly velvety texture with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Decent brew. Doesn't quite hit the deeper levels of most other imperial stouts, but I didn't really expect that being it's an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of EdFed
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of at7000
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Insane beer. Try it at all costs! Words can't do it justice. Like Guinness, but five times stronger and more intense.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look is black
smell is somewhat tart cherries
taste is metallic like an oatmeal stout should be but yet has a deep rich aftertaste
overall, drinkable

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Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black in color with a small tan head.

S: Rich caramel and chocolate with tons of brown sugar, and a hit of booze.

T: Caramel, and brown sugar with chocolate, a bit of booze in the finish. Tasty.

M: Medium thick in body with fairly high carbonation, and a creamy finish.

O: Overall pretty solid.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of righthereisay
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was pretty damn good. One of the best new dark beers I've had in years. Hope they do it again but doubt they will considering it was on clearance at Total Wine in Jacksonville St Johns Town Center. Great feel. Nice all around.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TH28
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. 3/14/17 can date. Appearance: Deep brown, opaque, with an almost nonexistent khaki colored head. Aroma: Roast and caramel maltiness with some dark cherry fruitiness Taste: Rich maltiness upfront, with a significant caramel flavor and some molassess. Light roasted quality builds to a fairly robust perceived bitterness Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly syrupy, with a very low carbonation. For a so called imperial oatmeal stout, that creamy body is nonexistent Finish: Strong roasted bitterness lasts after the swallow Overall: Really doesn’t show the body and complexity of an oatmeal stout. Low carbonation leaves an almost flat beer. Decent roast, molasses, and caramel maltiness and aroma. Light dark fruit on the nose. Comes across like a flat, lifeless robust Porter with a touch of roast.

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Photo of cd34
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Triangulation from Perrin Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 100 ratings