1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fantastic Voyage - Perennial Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
Fantastic VoyageFantastic Voyage

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 285
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 73
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Milk Stout brewed with real coconut. (Brewed in Collaboration with Jim Leabig)

(Beer added by: TheSarge on 07-15-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 285 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +5%

duceswild, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

oline73, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mendvicdog, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +5%

oriolesfan4, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of markasparov
4/5  rDev +5%

markasparov, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev +5%

jaasen64, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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

russpowell, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Buff0910
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Buff0910, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

HopsHopenstein, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of frothy_80
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

frothy_80, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Phillyz, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

FlussigkeitMut, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +5%

claspada, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark, looks like a stout to me. Pours like spent motor oil, with a nice, albeit small tan head that has nice staying power. 4.75

Smell: Coconut, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, mocha, marshmellow. Amazing. 4.75

Taste: Pretty sweet. Front of the tongue brings bittersweet caramel and chocolate and subtle coconut. Middle is sweet dark fruit. End finishes with a lingering bitter chocolate. 4.00

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation and on the heavier side, but this is silky smooth; doesn't get much better. 4.50

Overall: Didn't have as much coconut as I expected, but like most of there other offerings; this is a solid beer. 4.25

PsilohsaiBiN, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Jspriest, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev +5%

emottram, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station out of a small Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a pitch black, with a chocolate mousse colored head that is a mix of big, rocky suds and smaller, denser foamy bubbles. Stands about two-fingers tall and takes quite awhile to dissipate, leaving sticky lacing.

Smell - Surprised I don't get more coconut milk characteristic here, but smells like a pretty standard stout--seems to lack the sweetness that I typically detect from the smell in milk stouts. Bittersweet burnt caramel and charred chocolate nibs are the dominant characteristics.

Taste - Again, more towards the bitter than the sweet--again with cocoa nibs and now elements of fresh-brewed cappucino with an herbal, green characteristic that does impart the sensation of fresh coconut milk. Interesting and not quite like any stout I've had before.

Mouthfeel - Heavy of body, like most stouts with ample carbonation. The coconut milk seems to impart a bit of a slick, almost slimy feel to the beer. Lingers a bit after the beer has been swallowed.

Overall, there are just better milk stouts out there than this one. Worth a try if you have the opportunity, since there aren't a lot of beers that infuse coconut in this way, but keep in mind that coconut milk is not impart the same sweet-tasting element that coconut flesh does. Certainly not a bad beer, but it's really the first offering I've had from Perennial that I haven't loved. I'm not likely to have it again.

LambicPentameter, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of druss716
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

druss716, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +5%

Jamison85, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Lare453, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +5%

aasher, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wesley14, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

fredmugs, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BMart, Jul 05, 2013
Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.