Double Perle
Weird Beard Brew Co.

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #480
Ranked #21,033
3.91 | pDev: 7.93%
Weird Beard Brew Co.
England, United Kingdom
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 21
Photo of kitch
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle, batch no. 0360, bottled on September 2016, with a best before date of September 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated over the course of about a minute while leaving some nice curtain lacing.

Aroma: Coffee bean, coffee, light roast, chocolate, chocolate milk with hints of oak.

Taste: Dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Light sweetness to begin, while there was a hint of booze and a lengthy but moderately bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: Nice coffee and chocolate flavours and bittersweet finish. Would have preferred if the booze could have been hidden in a Milk Stout though, and this was only 8.6% ABV.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Jet black color, half finger brown head, messy lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Raisins, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol.

T: Dark chocolate, raisins, alcohol, coffee, sweet.

F: Medium bodied, drinkable.

O: Nice beer. Would gladly have it again.

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Photo of Vader444
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour into snifter.

Obviously a step up from the standard Weird Beard Black Perle in terms of booze content and flavour profile. A heady drop with quite a lot going on behind the obvious (but not unpleasant) alcohol. I found that the coffee flavours evolved nicely as this beer warmed in the glass, from mild cappuccino-esque notes to more of an espresso flavour.

Not an everyday stout for me but one to savour on the occasional evening.


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Photo of LantGladstone
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on May 2015. 330ml bottle from Ale by Mail. 8.6% ABV.

Appearance: brown, clear. brown, weak head but a bit fizzy in the pour

Smell : very little hops. detect a bit of sweetness and some roasted chocolate sourness (maybe coffee?)

good balance of sour and roasted flavours almost like coffee. Very different than Mackesons. no hops detected. Can really taste the coffee. a bit of an alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel (Feel)
it looked fizzy in the pour but couldn't detect on the mouth. quite full bodied. not too bitter or astringent.


I really liked this. I knew nothing about this brewery but am impressed. One of the better coffee stouts I've had and interesting as a milk stout.

I wonder if a non-bitter spicy hop over the top could work. Something to just add another interesting note.

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Photo of bark
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The colour is jet black (120 EBC); the three finger head is beige and compact. It sinks very slowly leaving massive amounts of lacing on the glass.

The smell reminds very much of the coffee liquor Kahlúa: Sweet notes of smooth coffee and coffee beans. Dry malts and some bitterness in the background as well as marzipan and some alcohol.

The taste is sweet-sour with lots of dry coffee flavours and black malt sourness. Sharp saccharine-sweentess comes and goes.
Medium to full body. The aftertaste is sweet with decreasing notes of coffee candy, brandy/alcohol and milk chocolate. The finish is very sweet.

The carbonation is smooth. Lots of very small foaming long-lived bubbles. The liquid is thick and smooth.

Yes, there is coffee. Yes, there is lactose. And then some black malt. But those are the only things going on in this beer making it a bit... flat.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a tan head.

The smell is very malty, a little lactose sugar.

The taste is malty, dark fruits, lactose and syrupy. Very sweet.

The mouthfeel is thick and smooth with medium carbonation.

Overall a good sweet imperial stout, didn't get any coffee though.

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Double Perle from Weird Beard Brew Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 21 ratings