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Fantastic Voyage - Perennial Artisan Ales

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86
very good

270 Ratings
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 76
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
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)
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

12-20-2012 02:49:04 | More by Gehrig13
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-17-2012 04:08:00 | More by stephensinner
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 21:03:25 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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DrLaFollette

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-30-2012 14:06:18 | More by DrLaFollette
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 00:43:33 | More by brewcrew76
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-22-2012 02:47:45 | More by TastyIsBeer
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Girlfriend picked this one up out in St. Louis, enjoyed back in PA during the lovely power outage provided by Hurricane Sandy.

Poured just about black to Russian River stemmed ware, thin tan colored head sits atop. The nose is kind of faint, roasted dark malts & bittersweet chocolate. Taste: again with the rich dark malts and bittersweet chocolate, toasted grains, some lactose with very faint notes of coconut and vanilla. This honestly seemed a little hot to me, some age would bring out the coconut better. Coating mouthfeel: rich and decadent.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 05:28:10 | More by JustinMatthew
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Domeshot14

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

11-12-2012 23:28:42 | More by Domeshot14
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bradner

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

11-04-2012 22:47:58 | More by bradner
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Greywulfken

New York

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 13:14:05 | More by Greywulfken
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juanbon

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-19-2012 23:33:45 | More by juanbon
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-18-2012 19:11:03 | More by imperialking
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-11-2012 00:23:16 | More by SPRichard
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zeff80

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sycamore, Columbia, MO.

A - Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a one finger, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sticky sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet roasty malt with strong chocolate notes.

T - Delicious. Sweet chocolate notes with some bitter bite. Almost a bourbon like potency.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really good beer. One of the best Milk Stouts I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 04:53:44 | More by zeff80
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amart80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-01-2012 18:34:03 | More by amart80
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into two tulip glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

Bottled 7/2012

A: Pours an evil deep black color with a creamy layer of dark khaki foam on top. Retention was quite good and lots of ropey lace was left behind.

S: Awesome nose full of deeply roasted malt, fudge, cherries, cocoa, and a touch of coconut for good measure.

T: Exactly as above. Exactly.

M: Supremely smooth and creamy with nary a trace of booziness. Very stick and coating with a killer long lasting finish.

O: We were slightly let down by the amount of coconut in this. We were expecting more and we have our finger crossed that future batches will contain more.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 00:12:49 | More by GbVDave
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-29-2012 18:26:48 | More by JAHMUR
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Goobastic

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-29-2012 01:52:46 | More by Goobastic
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter.

I came along for the ride on Fantastic Voyage. Pour is as dark as George Clinton's dreadlocks, but a whole lot more attractive. Dark mocha foam slowly settles but never fully fades. The aroma is where this milk stout really shines, bringing natural coconut aromas into the mix alongside fudge-rich dark chocolate and coffee notes. Truly smells like an Almond Joy, and improves as it warms.

The flavor matches the aroma well. Creamy lactose body is full and rich with silky milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. The coconut lingers in the background as a minor accompaniment to accentuate the flavors. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and nicely carbonated with a sharp, stouty twang on the finish. This is a great milk stout that doesn't try to blast its way across the palate with overwhelming flavors. Instead, it's nicely balanced and delicate with all the flavors where they should be. Perennial has a winner with this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:57:23 | More by wagenvolks
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some faint dark brown highlights near the edges of the glass when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, dark malts, and lactose. Very light hints of toasted coconut as the beer warms.

T: Starts with flavors of dark malts with significant amounts of milk chocolate and lactose. Light subtle amounts of toasted coconut flavors in the finish that only become apparent as the beer warms up.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Enjoyed while listening to the Coolio song of the same name (from the early 1990s). Very enjoyable and easy to drink, easy to see why this is a top 10 beer in this style. My only critique is that I wish the coconut was even more present in the smell and taste than it was.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 17:14:13 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin dark tan head that slowly died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of lactose are present in the nose, which also has some hints of coconuts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of lactose flavors. The coconuts start to become noticeable as the beer warms up and taste slightly roasted.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied, creamy and a rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink because it hides its alcohol relatively well.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 02:11:29 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-23-2012 02:08:21 | More by smithj4
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

09-22-2012 14:30:10 | More by marshmeli
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redblacks75

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured to a Perennial snifter.

Appearance: A foamy, quickly dissipating mocha head, that leaves no lacing.

Smell: Alcohol, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel.

Taste: A medium sweetness.

Mouthfeel: The body is light for the style. Fizzy carbonation, a thin, slick texture, with creamy notes on the finish which is long. The mouthfeel is perhaps the most complex element of this beer.

Overall: This is my third time trying this, and have decided to review it finally. Being that it is my third time having it, obviously I would recommend it. I believe it's a well done interesting take on a milk stout, introducing the coconut to it. Surprised I have not had coconut in more stouts. Another well done beer from Perennial.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 01:30:24 | More by redblacks75
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Jarpo

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-18-2012 18:59:38 | More by Jarpo
Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.