Sump Coffee Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Non-barrel aged Sump Stout. Imperial Stout blended with Sump Coffee.

Added by tpaetow on 02-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#283
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
1,692
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
Wants:
384
Gots:
400
Trade:
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Photo of Muss42
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to Jon

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Photo of BAsbill
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jromanowicz09
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopkrid
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage, drinking at 1 year 9 months from bottling

L -- First off, this is a very dark beer. No light allowed through, even with 1,000 lumens pressed against the side of the glass. Quarter finger of beautiful mocha-colored head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention and decent lacing. Nice bottle shape, too: much easier to pour without the dreaded "glug, glug, glug"
S -- Dark chocolate, chili, light roast coffee, french toast, fig, vanilla. Quite decadent
T -- Dark roast coffee, fudge, coffee ice cream, prune, char, caramel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, booze, hint of chili heat in the back
F -- Thick and velvety. Big mouthfeel, minimal carb. Carb could maybe be upped just a hair to make the beer jump off the palate a little more, but I'm really splitting hairs here
O -- Very impressed by the freshness of the coffee character even after over a year in the bottle. This is an excellent coffee dessert stout, one of the best I've had

91/100

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Photo of unclekeith
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of HOPTOMIC_BOMB
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ha-sheem
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wanderingpints
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head. Aroma of floral coffee notes with light roasted malt notes and some black chocolate notes. Taste is a mix of floral coffee notes with no bitterness, some black chocolate notes and light residual sugar. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol notes. World-class coffee stout.

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Photo of bshefftz
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good enough, but underwhelming. Bright and sharp coffee flavor, but thin mouthfeel, and I would say an weak finish compared to other brews in this category. I would try the BA version but I can easily think of a dozen imperial stouts that are a cut above this one.

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Photo of jbdpsu82
4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhavs
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of burns3y
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masonz223
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Note: 2018 vintage

This beer is the pinnacle of this style. Every brewery should be striving for a coffee stout like this. Beautiful complex coffee notes. Mocha, cappuccino. Amazing amount of rich chocolate. Think fine chocolate. There’s milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bakers chocolate. A touch of vanilla, toffee ,along with this bold pecan note that adds layers of depth to this already complex flavor profile. There is also a mild dark fruit presence, with a hand-full of acidic roasty bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is full and verges on chewy. Along with all of that there is a decadent creaminess that puts the mouthfeel over the top. Overall this is just stupid good. 100/100

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Photo of TaborTime
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkeletonBitch
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lewith
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
3.68/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Had this beer on-tap at The Answer Brewpub, poured into a snifter glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, opaque texture. There was a thin, tan-colored, creamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: An okay, but not brilliant, aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), some coffee (not as much as expected), light dark chocolate notes, and light caramel notes. The aroma was promising, but the flavor is kind of disappointing. All the ingredients seem to be a little underpowered. Thin and sort of watery.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth aroma. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its good points, but it's a bit of a mess. Worth a look, though.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.38/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of motoxrdr21
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,692 ratings