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Sump Coffee Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Sump Coffee StoutSump Coffee Stout

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98
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711 Ratings
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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 6.77%
Wants: 316
Gots: 174 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpaetow on 02-21-2014

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Ratings: 711 | Reviews: 70
Photo of doughanson78
4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sahd-1
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewtus
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sprkmaker
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjpolzin
4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excited to have access to some Perennial beers here in Wisconsin. I am a big coffee fan and a big coffee beer fan. Because of that though, I have high standards for what I expect out of a coffee beer.

Very strong coffee smell and the taste follows suit except there is an uneven booziness that I didn't like. Maybe this beer could benefit from a little aging. The coffee was strong enough that I wouldn't worry about it fading.

Probably in my top 3 favorite coffee stouts/porters.

Photo of DiscLizard
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevSal
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigJarv79
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of esktime
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NooseJustice
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of douginromeo
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of isu68mbt
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Damn! This is a delicious coffee stout. Nice mouthfeel.

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle into Stout Glass.

Here we have it, I'm a fan of Coffee Stouts and Imperial Coffee Stouts. So reviewing this should be a breeze. Let's get down to the dirty deeds. Let's look at this brew and really milk it for what it's worth. The brew pours pitch black! I mean it's black, even the hues are stating this brew is dark! Very nice deep mocha head that is just a sight to be seen. The only other brew to make me fall in love with its appearance was Ten FIDY. The brew coats the glass quite respectfully, reallying clinging to the walls like its some sort of hellbent demon. Very, very impressive!

Now for the aroma. Huge dense coffee and roasted malts present themselves to the front in harmony. Neither one is the greater but making it a great one to smell. No off aromas. Nice deep sweetness like that of puffed marshmallows and baker's sugar. Very nice and outstanding!

The flavor is just as outstanding as the aroma! First hits with coffee and roasted malts with a mixture of cookie crumble sweetness. It's balanced to the point it's not cloying or is it too syrupy. Very dense coffee roast in the aftertaste with hints of fruity/spicy notes, burnt puffed sugar and slight acidity. Bitterness is tame yet there for back-up. This finishes semi-dry with some sweetness. The feel is full bodied with less than active carb. Works very well for me.

Overall: This isn't a wow beer, yet it is one to seek out. It's not adding deminsions to the style yet above water to keep you wanting to drink more of it. This is balanced for its High Gravity with the right amount of sweetness and it's not as boozy as I thought it was going to be. This brew is recommended.

Photo of jhawkvol
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vermilcj
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.