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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Black Ale is low in gravity, clean, crisp, and flavor-filled; giving off a bread-like aroma. This beer proves that deep colors do not signify rich potency. Our Black Ale is deceptively light on the tongue.

25 IBUs

Added by FrankHammer on 03-24-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
90
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
41.97%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 90
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter. This nice black ale pours
a deep yet clear brownish black with a nice head of light tan foam that
settles to a thick ring and thin pool with light lacing. Nose of chocolate,
light coffee, and deeply roasted malts with a touch of cola notes. Flavors follow
the nose with chocolate and light cold pressed coffee notes on the front and middle,
cola notes hit nicely on the sides and finishes on the back with a subtle light hop note
and a clean finish. Excellent mouth feel, medium light carbonation and lightly slick.
Overall an excellent session black.

Cheers

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a can of Perrin's Black for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I've had this beer before, but now that it's in cans I thought I would give it a proper review, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice clean design and it's just a little eye catching. It poured a nice black color that took on more of a brown color when held to the light with a little over half a fingers worth of creamy light tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, i have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a nice medium roasted aroma with some chocolate, slight coffee, bready malt and a little bit of a grainy malt aroma with some doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes a little bit of a nutty aroma with a little bit of a creamy aroma and noticeable hop aromas. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it's what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with those same roasted malts being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time more of a roasted aroma comes through with some coffee and not as much chocolate and the grainy, bready and biscuit malt aspects also show up a little more than they did in the aroma. Up next comes that same noticeable nutty aspects that I got in the aroma with some doughy yeast showing up in the background. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and there's some roasted malt flavors in the aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, it's just what I would expect from the style.

M- Very smooth, a little crisp, a little creamy, medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, it was pretty much spot on for a dark ale, it had that nice lighter bodied while retaining those good roasted malt aspects. This beer had good drinkability, I could drink a couple of these. What I like the most about this beer was the taste and how true to style it was, those were the highlights for me. What I like the least about this beer is the head retention, I wish that was a little better. I would buy this beer again when looking for a good Dark Ale and I would recommend it to anyone doing the same. All in all I liked this beer, it's what I was expecting for the style and nothing seemed to be out of place with all the aspects working well together. It's not my favorite Perrin beer, but it is one of the better Black Ales I've had. Good job guys, this is a tasty Black Ale.

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Photo of NateDyk47
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I had this as part of a flight at Perrin Brewery. It's pretty tasty- nice dark malt & chocolate flavors, but definitely on the thin side. Good, but nothing special.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours black with a two-finger tan head. The head fades quickly into a thin ring. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark roasted malts, coffee, and light smokiness.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and smoke. The finish has a light bitterness.

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

O - This is a decent black ale.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, herbal, grass, light dark fruit, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, herbal, grass, light dark fruit, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dry stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a khaki colored head with some spotty lace after each sip.

S - Chocolate, coffee, malty, smokey.

T - Smokey, coffee, heavy malt bill, hops come through to present a bitter flavor. Medium bodied this finishes acidic and bitter.

O - This drinks more like a black IPA to me rather than a Scwarzbier. Heavy malts, but matched with a hoppy ending. Overall, solid offering that is another "gateway" offering from Perrin.

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Photo of FrankHammer
2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap.

A - Very dark, no head, minimal lacing.

S - Toasted malts, a little chocolate.

T - Lots of toasted malts, chocolate, a hint of coffee. Not very strong flavors at all.

M - With the appearance, I thought it would be a little more full but it is definitely a traditional ale/lager feel. Thin with no coating at all. Sort of disappointing but probably only because I was expecting different.

O - Nothing to write home about. Thin flavors, decent appearance. I wouldn't search it out again. First offering I've had from Perrin and I'm a little disappointed because I've heard good things.

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Perrin Black from Perrin Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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