Perennial Artisan Ales Pharmacy
What the brewers say
This beer reminds us of our favorite watering holes, cool days in August, and Bavarian chocolate chip raisin cookies.
What our panel thought
Shy nose, hint of caramel latte, quiet suggestions of chocolate, dried fruit. Rich, malty flavor with more caramel, toffee, hints of raisin and nut, a delicate wisp of licorice and molasses. Somewhat full, silky mouthfeel, accentuating sweetness. Lacking depth of malt and body, but drinkable.
What our editors thought
Chocolate, coffee, paprika, cumin on the nose. In the sip, it's light for a Baltic porter, but the balance of spice, chocolate, and caramel in the flavor (tightly executed) is pleasant.