Double Perle
Weird Beard Brew Co.

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Weird Beard Brew Co.
England, United Kingdom
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #431
Ranked #15,768
3.91 | pDev: 7.93%
Dec 09, 2020
Oct 19, 2014
Very Good
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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- An unusually high-pressure blast of CO2 came out the can as I popped the ring-pull, I hope the beer is Ok! Right, it's a lively number this one it seems. Poured gently I get 4Cm of beer + c12Cm of mid tan head above. Suggestion: Take the pour suuuper-slowly. I get a brief super-deep ruby glint through the waist of the chalice glass with a halogen torch held behind.
S- Deeply toasted, log-ashes plus a whisp of smoke.
T- Pretty prominent coffee, deep roasty-toasty log-ash notes. Reminds me of childhood, the morning after my parents having a party, sweeping out the ashes of the big ol' log-fireplace we used to have.
F- The ABV is subtle for 8.6%, surprisingly so. I suppose it gets masked behind the big coffee aspect. There is certainly richness but mercifully it's a long was off being over-rich or gawd forbid outright sweet. I actively dislike the latter, and of course it's a risk you take esp with lactose/sweet/milk stouts
O- Nice, a good deep pungent stout with prominent coffee notes. Though not sure if I'd pay it's premium price again.
440ml can £5.65 from TremblingMadness/York for home delivery to London. BB: Sep-2023

Dec 09, 2020
3.92 by HopBelT from Belgium on Feb 17, 2019
3.75 by BdM from Netherlands on Apr 15, 2018
3.75 by aztraz from Sweden on Nov 21, 2017
Photo of kitch
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by kitch from Hong Kong

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.

Oct 26, 2017
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Aug 12, 2017
Photo of rex_4539
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rex_4539 from Greece

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.

Nov 29, 2016
Photo of Vader444
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vader444 from Scotland

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.


Aug 30, 2016
3.79 by samEBC from Belgium on Jul 24, 2016
3.99 by halo3one from Georgia on Jun 07, 2016
3.75 by YvesB from Belgium on Mar 17, 2016
3.63 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Feb 25, 2016
Photo of DispyDnb
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DispyDnb from England

tap at Craft Beer Co covent garden. very tasty stout, i enjoyed it quite a lot; aroma is much like what it tastes like

Jan 10, 2016
Photo of LantGladstone
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LantGladstone from England

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.

Nov 02, 2015
4.16 by azkkr from England on Sep 21, 2015
4.36 by risenz from England on Sep 20, 2015
4.13 by jkhara12 from England on Aug 09, 2015
3.59 by Anatole from Belgium on Jun 17, 2015
Photo of bark
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

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.

Apr 25, 2015
4.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Apr 18, 2015
4.5 by HurrahBeer from England on Mar 12, 2015
Photo of Dave1999
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Dave1999 from North Carolina

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.

Feb 21, 2015
Double Perle from Weird Beard Brew Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 22 ratings