No Rules - Scotch Barrel-Aged | Perrin Brewery

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3.97/5
Very Good
11 Ratings
No Rules - Scotch Barrel-AgedNo Rules - Scotch Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
NO RULES were followed throughout the creation of this product. This gigantic 15% Imperial Porter is deceptively smooth and subtly sweet with layers of flavor that never seem to end. Some say it tastes like a Mounds candy bar that’s been dipped over and over again in rich chocolate and soaked in bourbon. Other people find flavors of coconut, cinnamon, toffee, vanilla, and coffee — and they would also be correct.

Added by JebBeerFish on 08-20-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,863
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of beergorrilla
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2018 vintage bottling. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big wood/peat smoke, leather, tobacco, brine, milk chocolate, coconut, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, light dark fruit/cocoa, and oak/toast/smokey earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coconut, brown sugar, and scotch barrel notes; with good strength. Quite strong on the scotch in the aromas, but not too overwhelming. Got better as it warmed. Taste of huge milk chocolate, caramel, coconut, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, maple, molasses, wood/peat smoke, toasted oak, leather, tobacco, and brine; with light notes of cocoa, coffee, raisin, fig, and oak/toast/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate whiskey/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, coconut, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, maple, molasses, wood/peat smoke, toasted oak, leather, tobacco, brine, light cocoa/dark fruit, and oak/toast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, coconut, brown sugar, and scotch barrel flavors; with a nice malt/oak spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from whiskey/oak spiciness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, creamy/silky, and fairly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Mildly warming 15%, with zero barrel booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome scotch barrel aged imperial porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, coconut, brown sugar, and scotch barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. A bit rough on tannins at first, but smoothed out as it warmed. This is definitely 50/50 character between Laphroaig scotch and No Rules base beer. Worth a shot if you love Islay scotch, you are going to hate it if not. A very enjoyable offering. I was definitely a fan.

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Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin mocha head that fades quickly to leave light wisps. Great legs.

S - Aromas of massive peat and smoke. Little caramel but this utterly ruins the base beer in that it completely overpowers it. Really a shame.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, massive peat and smoke, little caramel and light chocolate. The barrel completely overpowers the base beer. Nothing much else going on.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, thin bodied, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a super disappointing beer. I love the base beer and this barrel treatment utterly ruins it. A damn shame.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a light fizzy head, super long legs, pitch black beer

Nose ridiculously Smokey, big Smokey peaty scotch, little dark choc cocoa and barrel notes, caramel and sweet candy, dark choc, but peat overpowers, but little of the decent characters as all Smokey peat destroys

Taste brings big Smokey whiskey, scotch peated smoke, metallic, chewy base malt, little cocoa dark choc notes, but all Smokey scotch.

Mouth is thicker chewy bod, lighter carb, warming tingly booze

Overall very poor choice of barrel

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Masonz223
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smell: Really Smokey,umami, light coconut , milk chocolate, brown sugar. A hint of maple syrup. This is really Scotch Barrel forward on the nose.

Taste: Right Upfront you get those fimilar no rules tasting notes. Milk chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla a hint of maple syrup. Then it the mid palate is where the Scotch barrel really shines you get a beautiful smokiness, umami quality. That umami flavor carries into the finish where you get a little bit of booziness along with toasted coconut more brown sugar and cinnamon.

Feel: Medium body, a nice amount of carbonation that helps the beer. A fair amount of creaminess. This has a mouthfeel like a barrel aged central Waters beer.

Overall: They did a great job with this beer and how they used the Scotch barrels. You get that familiar no rules profile upfront, but in the mid palate is where the Scotch Barrel takes over. I prefer the regular, but this is World class and a great variant. Unique and different. Well still having the familiar no rules notes. This is less sweet and balanced. So if you think the regular version is to sweet try this. 99/100

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No Rules - Scotch Barrel-Aged from Perrin Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 11 ratings