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Fantastic Voyage - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

290 Ratings
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 74
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: TheSarge on 07-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Milk Stout brewed with real coconut. (Brewed in Collaboration with Jim Leabig)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of RickDeLucio
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Sharing during a cellar stout clean out by my friend.

Pours black with a small off-white head. Decent lacing.

Nose contains lots of coconut and milk chocolate with some roasted malts. Can definitely smell the lactose in this.

Flavor starts with more milk chocolate (chocolate and lactose). Coconut then comes on pretty strong (too strong in my opinion). There is a touch of roasted malt, but not enough to balance out the sweetness. Lots of coconut on the aftertaste.

Lighter bodied for a stout. Finishes sweet and got a little cloying by the bottom of the glass. A little overcarbed.

This one failed for me as a beer. Did not like the coconut interplay and did not contain enough roast to rein in the lactose. It succeeded for me as a way to integrate my 90's rap playlist into the night's events so slight bonus for that.

Photo of ant880
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of RandyKemka
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of KJabo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Agold
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dtx00
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of evilcatfish
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of stephens101
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Starts off with a quickly diminishing dark tan head that is broken with a few big bubbles. Pure black in color with a minimal dotty lacing. Smells of sweet milk chocolate, coconut, a background of vinegar and sweet fruits. A near perfect fusion of milk chocolate and coconut greets the taste buds. A little roasted nuttiness is introduced for fair measure. Has a dry middle with a smooth shock of alcohol heat and a subtle dark fruitiness at the pinnacle.

Simple but right on the mark.

Photo of Gehrig13
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes taken 12/6/12.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black body beer with 1 finger of medium brown head. spotty lace.

Smell: chocolate and mild roast.

Taste: mild coffee roastiness and milk chocolates. Just a hint of coconut milk. All the flavors are really well balanced, but they could be a little bolder.

Mouthfeel: low end of medium body beer with moderate carbonation. Its smooth, easy drinking and creamy mouthfeel is very well done with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall: Its a nice session porter! The coconut is definately apparent in this milk stout so Perrenial did exactly what they set out to do when brewing this beer! Just wish the flavors were bigger!

Photo of DrLaFollette
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with some ruby highlights and a small mocha colored head that quickly changes to a small ring of foam.

S - Milk chocolate, lactose sweetness, very light coconut and some roasted, almost burnt, malt.

T - Milk chocolate, heavily roasted malt, lactose sweetness, very light coconut in the finish and aftertaste.

M - Smooth and creamy. Medium body.

D - Could maybe use a little more coconut but the base beer is very solid.

Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.