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Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout - Perennial Artisan Ales

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 272
Gots: 40 | FT: 5
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Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Rittenhouse Rye barrels.

First batch used Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso.
Bottle release used Sump Coffee of St. Louis.

Silver Medal at 2013 GABF in the coffee beer category.

(Beer added by: Etan on 12-02-2012)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.91/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottled 2/2013.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight coffee and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with coffee and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a nice balance between the coffee and barrel aged aspects.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 15:03:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3/5  rDev -32.6%

05-28-2013 23:16:45 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

05-18-2013 18:17:02 | More by spycow
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Zwanze Day. Served in the associated glass.

A - A small tan head settles to a partial collar. Very dark brown body that verges on black.

S - Huge coffee, with light whiskey and oak. There's some roasted malt in the periphery, but this is dominated by coffee and barrel. Intense, and quite delicious.

T - The taste has a bit more dark chocolate and roasted malt character amid the coffee. Oaky vanilla shows up late, and there's some charred espresso bitterness in the finish. Alcohol, whatever it is, is well-hidden.

M - Medium-full body, pleasant moderate carbonation, roasty and mildly gritty, with a dry and tannic finish. Perhaps a hint of alcohol warmth.

D - Quite good. It's not Bean Gene but it's eminently enjoyable. Extremely coffee heavy, with understated barrel, but that's OK as the coffee is quite delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my glass, and I'm looking forward to the bottle release.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2012 03:53:33 | More by MasterSki
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-25-2014 14:36:56 | More by Rifugium
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-17-2014 20:24:57 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

05-17-2013 18:25:45 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -10.1%

05-06-2014 23:12:43 | More by yourefragile
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-12-2014 03:27:51 | More by oriolesfan4
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-04-2014 23:04:02 | More by orangesol
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

08-25-2013 08:13:18 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-22-2013 03:46:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-04-2013 12:01:08 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Small head. Nice mocha collar. Stains a little bit.

Smell - Buckets of coffee. Almost a green raw coffee flavor. Just a bit of whiskey comes through. Smells good.

Taste - Rich chocolate. Very strong coffee flavor, but not as abrasive as the smell implies. More whiskey comes out, but the barrel notes are a little better. Vanilla. Not much oak. Sweet and roasty finish.

Mouthfeel - Apart from the abrasive coffee, smooth drinking. Tasty and warming.

Overall - Got much better as it warmed. Too much coffee but excellent.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:22:12 | More by Alieniloquium
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-05-2013 00:56:12 | More by chippo33
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-21-2014 20:55:11 | More by iL0VEbeer
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-30-2013 21:10:53 | More by claspada
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

03-11-2013 14:56:31 | More by bsuedekum
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -10.1%

11-11-2013 05:20:32 | More by Gobzilla
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-10-2013 18:11:07 | More by DmanGTR
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aasher

Indiana

4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Courtesy of TallPaul07, thanks Paul!

This one pours a full bodied dark chocolate black with a one finger, thick dark Michael head. The nose is amazing. There is so much coffee, smooth chocolate, and smooth bourbon/whiskey character. It smells like Bourbon County Coffee, and I am THE Bourbon County Coffee guy. Wowzers. It features plenty of sweet, dark chocolate and plenty of authetic coffee roast. The coffee aspect is fresh and very authentic. The barrel aging is there but isn't boozy or overpowering. It is just so smooth. I'm really at a loss for words. I've never seen a beer so close to emulating Bourbon County Coffee and this one is very close. It's full bodied and drinks very smoothly. This one is a must try and a can't miss. I definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 01:19:01 | More by aasher
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

05-22-2013 13:44:49 | More by sweemzander
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-23-2014 11:33:31 | More by tectactoe
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-12-2013 16:51:50 | More by ColForbinBC
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Holland

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-22-2013 23:52:47 | More by Holland
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Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.