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Sump Coffee Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Sump Coffee StoutSump Coffee Stout

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592 Ratings
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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 297
Gots: 134 | FT: 19
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Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tpaetow on 02-21-2014

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Photo of bdelonj13
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of poopfaced
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksedgwick
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawner
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

32 oz growler into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color. The head is three fingers high and tan in shade. Retention is excellent, keeping an incredible creaminess throughout. Compared with the massive head, there isn't a huge amount of lacing sticking to the glass. Oh well, it looks fantastic. (4.5)

Smell: So much black coffee. And yet, it's backed by a cavalcade of defined notes. Not only do I pick up an incredibly smooth (non-coffee) roast, I also get some nuts, vanilla, dark chocolate, and even a twinge of dark fruits here and there. It's a big and roasty imperial stout studded with lots of black coffee - in other words, I could quite literally smell it all day. (4.5)

Taste: Much like the nose suggested, the flavor profile brings a no-holds-barred punch of coffee. Black coffee, to be frank (the best kind, natch ;)) I do pick up additional notes of dark chocolate and...I want to say, walnut. Yeah, walnut. As I sip more of it, I pick up additional vanilla notes, and even a wisp of dark fruit. A complex beer, to be sure; even better, it seems to be balanced well. All of the satellite notes coalesce with the dominating black coffee nicely. There's very little to complain about here. (4)

Mouthfeel: Very soft and silky, if not quite milkshake thick. It literally feels like liquid velvet going down the throat. Unfortunately, the lingering sweetness is very slick and slimy, lacking the evaporative dryness that would have sent this beer's feel through the roof. What starts off as a wonderful feel for about 4 oz. becomes almost tiring around 12 oz. Seriously, this is annoyingly syrupy to the point of me taking swigs of water just to cleanse my damn palate. Carbonation is low - I think just a bit more would have helped clean things up a lot better. At least the 10.5% is hidden extremely well. (3)

Overall: I just love the coffee this brew brings - pure black coffee heaven for me. The base stout, though, isn't as evocative. Mainly, it feels too syrupy. This is a GREAT beer, don't get me wrong...but I can't help but shake the fact that this could have been a total world-beater with a superior (read: less syrupy) mouthfeel. That alone puts it a notch below stuff like FBS, Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, and Speedway Stout. Nonetheless, it's a must-try for coffee lovers. (4)

4.05/5: Wonderful coffee flavors are only slightly dampened by the slimy feel

Photo of beersgud
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Curran.

Pours a deep, dark glossy black, with a 3/4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells so unbelievably coffee-forward, smells roasty and delicious, with a bit of chocolate as well.

This is one of the most coffee-forward beers I've ever had- mixed with a really nice chocolate flavor, this is a great beer. I get the feeling of espresso bark here, really bitter chocolate espresso beans, with nutty and bitter roasted coffee, and a little bit of creamy vanilla flavor as well.

This has a really, really creamy mouthfeel, so full, rich, and luscious, with a lower level of carbonation. It's really drinkable and goes down quite easy.

This is one of the best coffee stouts you'll ever have. Highly recommended.

Photo of rhong187
4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of David_Menendez
4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquazr1
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcc449
4.67/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mersh
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcm75
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psweendogg
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smutty33
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tywhite
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danimal25
3.06/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like a watery stout with coffee added.

Photo of TubaManJack
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mayo2323
4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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