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Sump Coffee Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Sump Coffee StoutSump Coffee Stout

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BA SCORE
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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 6.8%
Wants: 131
Gots: 65 | FT: 12
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpaetow on 02-21-2014)
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Reviews by chugalug06:
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +2.7%

This literally pours like tar. Thick, gooey, sticky, used engine oil black brew. Head is freckled and cratered. Thick well coated lacing. Dang, this is a fantastic looking brew.

Holy freaking coffee and WELL PLACED hazelnut. Caramel, milk chocolate, yeasty... Chili caramel kick in backend.

Roasty, bready, chewy, toasted, slightly salty and peppery, tons of gooey caramel, kung-fu in a glass. Tons of milky chocolate with nicely roasted coffee. Hazelnut is very mild in flavor and is far from forced. Nothing over-the-top. True, and unique. Killer lighter carbonation and mild sweetness and next to zero piney bite.

This is a well rounded and even more well blended brew. It's almost as good as abraxas. Solid-ass brew. Highly recommended.

03-23-2014 03:09:44 | More by chugalug06
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.41/5  rDev 0%

On tap at a Whole Foods in Washington, DC.

The beer is black as coffee with a thin lacing that is a dark khaki-color. Lacing is sticky and well-distributed around the glass.

The aroma is delightfully similar to a sweet coffee drink. Sweet caramel and coffee hit initially, followed by cream and sugar. The coffee aroma is a deep dark roast.

Everything the nose set me up for continues with the taste. The beer is like sweet, creamy coffee with milk. There's some dark roasted malt and coffee presence, as well as sweeter malt. I get hints of oak and barrel-aging, although I don't believe I had the BA version.

This brew was exceptionally thick and creamy, only slightly boozy, and finishes dry and coffee-and dark chocolate-like.

I'd known nothing about this beer before trying it and was just blown away. It's a real treat to discover a new beer and find that it is awesome.

04-09-2014 21:58:16 | More by ONovoMexicano
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.3%

06-09-2014 11:43:45 | More by tectactoe
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delaced21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-12-2014 18:55:03 | More by delaced21
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-29-2014 17:47:29 | More by warnerry
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Jared14

Missouri

4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Had on tap and out of bottle in February.

A- Poured a nice dark black with dark brown head.
S- strong coffee smell, but not harsh.
T- First poured reminded me of a mocha frappochino, smooth not bitter coffee taste. As it warmed the coffee notes started to move back and melt with some chocolate notes.
M- It was a bit grainy but otherwise very smooth.
O- Overall this is by far my favorite coffee stout when fresh from bottle served cold. On tap or with age just didn't do it for me as much.

My friends and I recently opened a bottle one had been saving. Now 3 months of age should not be a big difference but the large coffee notes were already a bit faded making it more chocolate forward with a little bitter coffee bite at the finish. If I had to rate the aged version it'd be around a 4. This is definitely a brew I want fresh and cold. Although not bad by any means.

05-25-2014 21:13:02 | More by Jared14
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-15-2014 03:21:54 | More by Prospero
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev -12.5%

Black as night and impenetrable to light. A trace of dark brown head is barely present. Sweet aroma of coffee,molasses and roasted barley. Taste is initially bitter with the coffee and roasted barley and then it turns fairly sweet with molasses and fig notes. The fade adds a touch of bitterness presumably from the roasted barley or some bittering hops. The mouth is a bit thick and viscous.

03-30-2014 19:46:32 | More by Franziskaner
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2014 04:52:37 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2%

04-02-2014 02:20:51 | More by doremite
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-03-2014 01:24:19 | More by HoppySeb
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-20-2014 01:49:10 | More by jtladner
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-04-2014 12:36:11 | More by Schlafly33
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striker2160

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-18-2014 23:51:56 | More by striker2160
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

04-10-2014 01:42:05 | More by weonfire
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottled 2/2014. 750ml bottle served slightly chilled into a goblet.

Sump is nearly black in color. Poured slowly into the glass, very little head forms and it settles quickly.

Aroma is full of fresh roasted coffee and dark malts.

Flavor is rich and balanced with a great imperial stout base beer and a perfectly judged addition of coffee. There is chocolate, toasted nuts, and molasses in there as well.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and well carbonated although a little more so than I prefer for a dark and heavy beer.

Overall a very good coffee stout and, although expensive, worth getting again.

04-14-2014 01:48:28 | More by GilGarp
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-22-2014 23:47:43 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-29-2014 07:46:07 | More by schmidtmattsays
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jburns301

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2014 02:40:49 | More by jburns301
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-27-2014 16:17:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-04-2014 19:58:41 | More by hooliganlife
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2014 01:14:15 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.3%

On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Small mocha head. Dissipates quickly.

Smell - Rich coffee. Mildly acidic. Dark chocolate. A little boozy.

Taste - Chocolate and coffee in equal measures. Nutty caramel malts. Sticky sweet.

Mouthfeel - Heavy body. Kinda sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Sipper, but a very tasty sipper. Quality coffee flavor.

05-09-2014 16:35:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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heystevec

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-22-2014 01:57:24 | More by heystevec
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-07-2014 20:23:51 | More by DCgolfpro
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Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
97 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.