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Barrel-Aged Fantastic Voyage - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Barrel-Aged Fantastic Voyage
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BA SCORE
90
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 18.78%
Wants: 40
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: scotv on 01-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 9
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2.08/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

8/30/14 poured from a bottle into a 2 ounce taster glass.

Looks like a stout. Tastes like rotten coconut water. I was not only unimpressed, I was fairly disgusted. The aroma is almost entirely coconut as well. This is not "well maybe coconut could do something interesting here" but rather, "wow this coconut is so overpowering, I'm not sure what else could be here."

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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2.69/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from bottle into a tasting glass on 8/2/14

A: Looks like your average BA stout, little thin in comparison due to the milk base rather than an IRS

S: Not good. Smells like sour coconut milk.

T: Chocolate, cocunut, and bacteria. This beer is clearly past it's prime and quite possibly infected.

M: Thin and not very impressive

O: This beer is way past it's prime, while each of us noticed some souring qualities; I don't believe the beer was actually infected. Pretty disappointed, but what can you do drinking a beer like this past it's prime.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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2.58/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer is lost to infection. I have heard of people loving it in February, and not so much lately.

A- Pitch black, little bit of lacing, coffee brown head. No legs on the lacing.

S- The qualities of a BA stout are there, but this one is soured. Bacteria has invaded this one and made it a shell of itself. I am still enjoying it a bit though.

T- Adjunct flavors are not there with the bacteria, but a nice ba stout is hiding there somewhere.

M- Kinda thin. Watery void.

O- This one has been lost; I want to try next year's version though when it comes out!!!

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Barrel Aged Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, Missouri. This bourbon barrel aged coconut milk stout is a blend of Knob Creek 9 year and Blanton's barrels, using the first (i.e., the uninfected) commercial batch of Fantastic Voyage as the base beer.

Score: 94

January 2014 vintage bottle served in a Mikkeller tulip taster and enjoyed on 05/10/14. Thank you Jim for the chance to sample this one.

Appearance: Pours an inky black color with a thin layer of tan head that settles to a ring around the glass. Good lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Coconut milk, chocolate and light vanilla. Primarily coconut, and amply so, but not quite the utter smack-you-across-the-face-with-coconut coconut bomb that the good bottles of Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout were. Not super complex, but well integrated and appetizing. 4.5/5

Taste: Creamy coconut/coconut milk and milk chocolate, with a splash of whiskey flavor to the finish. Nice lasting flavors. The barrel is very subtle here, adding a nice complexity rather than taking the center stage. Not complex, but again, well done and tasty. Very similar to the nose, but with more barrel character apparent. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-ish bodied. A bit over carbonated straight out of the bottle, but that breathes out with some patience and swirling. Creamy mouthfeel. Good balance. 4/5

Overall: Another delicious barrel aged stout release from Perennial, albeit without as much fanfare as the other. Fantastic Voyage (when not infected) is just good as Sump and 17. Seek this one out with confidence. It's pretty good and you will not be disappointed (unless you are expecting a Proprietor's clone).

Cost: $25 for a 750 ml bottle.

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Barrel-Aged Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.