Brewer: New Glory Craft Brewery
Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout)
Review Year: 2022
Perkatory by New Glory Craft Brewery in Sacramento is an indulgent Imperial Stout that showcases a carefully selected blend of coffee beans from Valiant Coffee Roasters. These beans have been tailored to perfectly complement the rich flavors of maple syrup and vanilla infused into this beer.
Backlog review from July 2022.
This beer is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (30A) with the Imperial Stout (20C) as the base style in the context of the 2021 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). The most current version can be found on the BJCP website.
Perkatory entices the senses with moderately high spicy-earthy coffee aromas, accompanied by pleasant notes of vanilla and chocolate brownie.
This Imperial Stout reveals an opaque, deep brown color that hints at its robust character; very thin brown head.
The flavor profile delivers on the promises made by its aroma. The earthy and spicy coffee notes take center stage at a medium-high intensity. A strong bitterness akin to dark roast coffee serves as a sturdy backbone. Accent notes of chocolate, vanilla, and malty cacao come forward, spicing things up; these adjuncts complement the robust flavors of the beer The finish lingers long, leaving behind a delightful combination of malty cacao and roasty coffee. Alcohol muted.
True to its style, Perkatory boasts a full-bodied mouthfeel that coats the palate with a satisfying weight. The carbonation is low, making this beer a proper sipper.
Perkatory stands as an exceptional example of an Imperial Stout brewed with coffee and other adjuncts. It stays true to its classic style, embracing darkness and bitterness. The addition of coffee also beautifully complements the roasty malt backbone. Further, the inclusion of adjuncts like vanilla and maple syrup is done with finesse, ensuring these accentuate rather than dominate the beer. Even at 13.1% ABV, this beer stays smooth.
For those seeking a dark and bitter brew with a rich coffee character, Perkatory delivers in spades. It is a standout choice for aficionados of the two dark brewed beverages loved by mankind.