Well it's back for a limited time, If I was close enough I'd be on it!!! Earth, Bread, and Brewery Tom Baker's business outside of Philly has been making one offs for a good while now. He has never attempted to brew another Perkuno's since Heavyweight closed in New Jersey. The Victory beer Baltic Thunder was a collaboration with Tom Baker and Lew Bryson and Victory to make another Baltic Porter for those of us still salivating for some more Perkuno's!!! For those of you close enough, who've had it or never had the chance it's on at their brewery...Perkuno's Hamer II 7.8% the only tweak in recipe formulation were the switch from Roman beans to pinto beans. So this is pretty close to the same beer, check out Lew Bryson's Facebook site for more buzz on this beer and pics of him and Tom enjoying some glasses of this black beauty!!! http://www.earthbreadbrewery.com/brews.html http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/18189/132419/ http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/393/1144/ It's a one time for right now, but hopefully people picket or something until it comes back as a rotating offering!!! Salute, WVbeergeek 4/16/03 My thoughts back then, this was a favorite that was kept on tap at one of my favorite locals in the Burgh!!! Very easy to see why this beer ranks in the top fifty, because it's amazing!!! Black, pretty safe to rule it as opaque pours with a nice frothing tan head and forms a trickled lace as the beer empites down my gullet. Aroma greets me with roasted slightly burnt malt and a chocolate smoothness that brings about an underlying sweetness. The first sip sends a crescendo of sweet raisiny goodness wrapped in chocolate complemented by the great classic dark roasts of any great porter. The mouthfeel is just full creamy texture that can only be described as one of the smoothest beers ever. Drinkabilty can be said in one word: DANGEROUS!!! 8.0% abv and you can drink this stuff all day cuz it's so smooth and delicious, hides the taste of alcohol very well. I tip my hat to the brewers for crafting this fine delight.