Fantastic Voyage - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
87
very good

54 Reviews
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Reviews: 54
Hads: 305
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 5.61%
Wants: 71
Gots: 40 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSarge on 07-15-2012

Milk Stout brewed with real coconut. (Brewed in Collaboration with Jim Leabig)
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: oil black body of beer; dark tan head 2 fingers thick

S: three words sprung to mind: espresso, coconut, latte

T: wet bittersweet melted chocolate and sweet chewy coconut milk; sweet milk sugars mixed with rich dairy cream; espresso with milk and sugar and coconut... a true treat of a beer.

M: smooth bliss on the tongue; lighter in feel than many other stouts - refreshing, like drinking coconut milk; perfectly carbonated and relatively brisk (for a stout) - excellent craftsmanship and feel

O: this was like a coconut, chocolate latte beer - I was really impressed with the flavors and feel of this beer, as well as by how perfectly the nose leads you to the taste, which is closed by a silky smooth feel and finish. The beer did not get too sweet, and was incredibly smooth and easy to drink - nourishing like milk with a delicate coconut overtone to the dark and chocolately malts. Grab one if you see it. (918 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

Smells great, more like a confection than a beer, which is an impressive feat. Flavors open up more after each sip. While not immensely complex, the melding of the roasted character and coconut is nothing short of absolutely delicious.

STYLE: Milk Stout w/ Coconut
ABV: 8.8%
AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal

LOOK: Black, brown lacing

SMELL: Chocolate, charred grain, toasted coconut, currants

TASTE: Sweet, full bodied, mild roasted grain, chocolate, breakfast roast coffee, coconut, faint brown sugar, cooked raisins, crackers, sweet finish (586 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Beer pours pitch black with a very thin dark mocha head with poor retention. Lacing is stringy, spotty and sparse with little cling. Thin legs. Average.

Nose is toasted almond and coconut, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, and lactose. Robust, aromatic, and deep with nice complexity.

Opens lactose, cocoa, toasted coconut and chocolate. Some roasted malt bitterness and tartness in the middle. Espresso too. More lactose sweetness and toasted almond in the end with a milky, sweet chocolate finish and a bittersweet chocolate and coconut aftertaste. I really like the coconut and lactose presence in this one but it could be a touch sweeter.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily, slick and silky in the mouth and smooth going down. Finishes messy with a lingering and sticky aftertaste. Solid.

Overall, a decent milk stout but for the price point, not one worth revisiting. A touch over-carbonated with a complex flavor profile that just seems to have something missing. Definitely worth trying but there are better beers in the style besides this. (1,137 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Brown Derby in Springfield MO, bottled 4/13

Pours ebony with a thumb of caramel head. A bit of a viscious look to this, near zero head retention & only slightly more lacing

S: Coffee, cocoa & some coconut in the background, all fade after a while

T: Coffee, coconut husk, a touch of lactic sourness & cocoa up front. Lactic sourness, a touch of coconut & coffee as this warms. Finishes sour, with a touch of coffee, coconut & dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation . Weird play between lactic sour, sweet & dryness fighting for balance

An interesting & fairly drinkable milk stout; drinks fairly despite the heft & complexity (655 characters)

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Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
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