1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. 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.
very good

284 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 284
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 74
Gots: 35 | 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: 284 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Evan
4/5  rDev +5%

Evan, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
4/5  rDev +5%

JSchock7, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks for all the great beers rodkin!

Appearance. Pours a thick, deep dark brown with a thin, dark tan head.

Smell. Sweet chocolate and coffee, lactose ...does lactose have a smell? Hmm. Well, it's that slightly sour lactic smell that's similar in most milk stouts. Some sweet fresh coconut as well.

Taste. Sweet coconut (but that nice fresh taste as well, not like the sweet dried stuff), light coffee and chocolate, and a little bit of unroasted almond.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, slightly syrupy, lowish carbonation.

Overall. A very nice beer, great for after dinner which is when I happen to be drinking this. I'm afraid it doesn't hold a candle to Three Hour Tour, which is what I was hoping for, but good stuff nonetheless.

Rutager, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

starrdogg, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Retail1LO
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Retail1LO, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Grinders in KC.
A- Dark brown, not quite black with a persistent 1.5 finger khaki head. Lacing is no slouch either.

S- Nose is sweet as can be. Notes of coconut, molasses, caramelized sugars. Some earthy/woodsy character also comes through.

T- Taste follows nose with the big sweetness to get things started. Some diacetyl and alcohol present. Lactose and dextrose. Some wood and vanilla character also makes its way. Yeast present. Sweetness borders on cloying without going overboard.

M- Not a real thick, heavy stout. Understandable that it's available in June. Very easy drinkability because of it. Low body. Good carbonation. Not dry at all. Alcohol present as expected at 8.8

O- a very interesting beer unlike any that I have had before. It took me a minute to warm up to the flavor profile, but it seems to work. A sugary sweet stout. Not one I would have often, but one I would recommend trying due to the uniqueness of it. I could really see a coconut lover enjoying this one.

Bosoxfan20, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Stellar pour; dark milk chocolate explodes up the sides of the glass, then inverts on itself forming a coffee colored twister in the center of the head. Once the fireworks are over though, what's left hangs around with ok retention and poor lace. Almost a solid black body with thin caramel colored highlights.

S - Great nose. Dry cocoa, dark toasted grains, espresso, ash, light booze, with a soft well balanced sweetness of toasted coconut and honey.

T - Honey, caramel, flat chocolate soda, brazil nut, cinnamon, pumpernickel. The backend fades outs into a oddly sour note.

M - Smooth with a medium frame. Strong acidity. Dry finish leaves a nice coating on your mouth.

O - Sweet to style with a nice mouthfeel on the finish. The sour edge is the only thing that hurts the brew.

vfgccp, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Drucifer, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Mark000
4/5  rDev +5%

Mark000, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +5%

theminutemen, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Dave_Treat, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of SIEVS
4/5  rDev +5%

SIEVS, May 31, 2013
Photo of Tone
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, oatmeal, hint of yeast, and chocolate. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, oatmeal, and a hint of yeast. Overall, a rich, sweet, thick, and complex beer. Good appearance, aroma, feel, body, and blend.

Tone, May 30, 2013
Photo of tstigz
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

tstigz, May 30, 2013
Photo of ChicagoNick
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ChicagoNick, May 27, 2013
Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Mantooth, May 26, 2013
Photo of MarshallMan
4/5  rDev +5%

MarshallMan, May 26, 2013
Photo of JMurphy41
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

JMurphy41, May 25, 2013
Photo of ToddHolder
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ToddHolder, May 23, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +5%

sweemzander, May 22, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors a while back. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip at Jason's place.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lacing. Near-black, opaque body.

S - The taste is a nice mix of shaved, roasted coconut, chocolate, roasted malts, and light caramel. There's a yeasty, dark bread flavor supporting the sweeter flavors, and this is very much on the 'sweet' stout side of things.

T - Taste is similar, with toasted coconut, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, and some nebulous dark fruit and nutty characters in the periphery.

M - Smooth texture that is lightly tannic in the finish. Medium body with pleasant carbonation, and a dry finish. No alcohol presence.

D - A nice beer, particularly if you like coconut. Perhaps a tad too expensive, but I'd happily drink a glass if I saw it on-tap somewhere. Perennial makes some great stouts, and this is no exception.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +5%

AngusOg, May 18, 2013
Photo of mmikey8
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

mmikey8, May 15, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Daniellobo, May 12, 2013
Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.