Sump Coffee Stout
Perennial Artisan Ales

Sump Coffee StoutSump Coffee Stout
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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #170
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
98
Ranked #398
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 6.33%
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
1,561
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 02, 2023
Added:
Feb 21, 2014
Wants:
  378
Gots:
  398
SCORE
98
World-Class
Sump Coffee StoutSump Coffee Stout
Notes: Non-barrel aged Sump Stout. Imperial stout blended with Sump Coffee.

ABV varies by year.
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black pouring with a very thick - 3 finger - brown head. It looked like a nitro when pouring, though it isn't. The head is quite frothy looking, and fluffy. The head is quite long lasting. There's no lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a pleasing mix of dark, bitter, chocolate and a bit of coffee. The aromas work very well together.
Taste - There's a lot of coffee in this beer. It starts off a bit sweet, some caramel, chocolate, and a creamy flavor from the lactose. The back turns turns coffee, and dark chocolate. Slight hint of bitterness on the back.
The body is super thick, it feels very creamy. There's no alcohol burn at all. It is very smooth.
This is an amazing beer.
Jan 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 10, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Perennial Artisan Ales 'Sump Coffee Stout' @ 11.5% , served from a 473 ml can, 2022 vintage
A-pour is a dark cola brown from the can to almost black in the glass with a small size tan head , dissipating quickly
S-roasted Mexican coffee
T-coffee Imperial stout , not so smooth , very strong bitter coffee swallow
MF-ok/mild carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-disappointing beer , too much hype and price for a coffee Imperial stout
prost LampertLand
Nov 06, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by stolzy from Illinois

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by GClarkage from California

Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by oberon from North Carolina

Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by desint from Belgium

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Resistance88 from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Was fortunate go find this in California on shelves. Always wanted to try it. This is definitely one for coffee stout lover that like the less sweeter styles. Don't pass this one up!
Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by prototypic from Ohio

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by o29 from Texas

May 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by festizio from California

Mar 21, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
rich creamy filled with great coffee and maly flavors
Mar 11, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
16oz can(s) - accidentally knocked the first glass over right after pouring - I was so mad!
L: jet black body with an overflowing brown head
S: coffee, baker’s dark chocolate, chocolate cake
T: sweet & rich; coffee, dark chocolate, fudge, roasted barley, booze, vanilla
F: full body, sticky sweet, creamy & smooth, ample carbonation, sweeter but pretty balanced finish
O: loads of coffee notes with this hefty stout = so good!
Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Jlee0810 from Indiana

Nov 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Enomas from Portugal

Nov 10, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - just incredible black thick great tan head and lacing
Smell - roasted toasted malts with a really nice coffee
Taste - nice roasted malts with a great coffee blend and slightly sweet
Feel - medium full body and creamy light light carb
Overall - just fantastic
Oct 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Purchased on a hot Friday afternoon in October for $9. They were selling singles, so I like that. This is a 2021 16 oz can, but by the looks of the reviews this beer has been around awhile in various incarnations. The label on this can is cool as hell. It's got a skeleton with a beard in a long flowing robe, clutching a goblet of beer. My kinda style. Poured this stuff out into my own sugar skull decorated goblet, and boy was it a beautiful dark brown, with tinges of dark red-orange burnt sienna decorating the swarm of bubbles. Bubbles are gone quickly leaving just a still, dark stout that looks like a stagnant pond. Smells like worn leather, coffee, dark fruit, and has a stinging bite of booze. I slosh it around a bit and take a sip. Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Heavy on the coffee, as the label advertises its origins from Mexico. I love coffee, so I'm really digging this. Also a nice touch of velvety milk chocolate on the swill. It's a very pleasing taste, and although the smell was quite alcoholic, it's not particularly strong in the taste. Mouthfeel is medium thick, and very little effervescence. Overall, a pleasing coffee stout. Not the absolute best coffee stout I've had, I leave that to peche mortel. But a strong contender indeed.
Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
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Reviewed by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
L- pitch black, oily goodness

S- rich sweet coffee, subtle vanilla note

T- follows the nose, rich sweet, coffee goodness

F- oily slick, coats the mouth and tongue

O- world class imperial coffee stout, would definitely purchase ag again
Aug 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Benish from Utah

Jun 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Best by 7/11/21.
Finally this legendary beer meets my lips.
Dogfish Nonic Pint.
11.5% ABV.

Super thick pour, lots to admire here. Hits the glass and forms a deep abyss of shiny black with a half finger of beige head that reduces to a thin creamy ring leaving speckled lacing on the glass.

Aroma is definitely how a coffee stout should be. Huge scoops of coffee beans straight out - oily, earthy, and slightly sweet, with undertones of coconut, chocolate, and vanilla within the coffee. I also get a bit of curacao. The slightest hint of alcohol.

Flavors are intense and purposeful. Vanilla hits the tongue first, followed by dark cherry and massive coffee beans - bringing tickling notes of Almond Joy and moderate char. Lingering burning suggestions of coconut and caramel. Slight Black Patent astringency and bitterness towards the end that throws the balance off a bit and is a touch overwhelming. Really its achilles' heel.

Feel is thick and sticky as it should be, and hella burning as it also should be. Good heft to this one. You don't doubt you're drinking a stout. Well, maybe spiked creamer-filled coffee occasionally.

Overall, an incredible stout, but honestly, I think Parish's Reve has this one edged out by a fair margin. It's also less than half as expensive, and a smidge sweeter. This is just a hint overrated. Even so, this is probably the 2nd best coffee stout I've ever had.

$14.99 / 2-pack @ Red's in Nashville
May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by Gaddabble from Ohio

Apr 17, 2021
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Reviewed by DanBrenda from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Ordered from Tavour. Chilled and poured into an imperial pint glass.

Look: dark brown, almost black, dark tan creamy three finger head that cascaded. Hard poured and overflowed the glass. The lacing is a beautiful tan clinging lace that hangs to the side of the glass
Smell: sweet day old cold coffee, dark roast and almost a hint of vanilla
Taste: sweet day old coffee, roasty notes, lingering sweet, hints of booze
Feel: full mouthfeel, super creamy feel with not tickle of carbonation at all. Syrupy and thick

Perennial is a super creative brewer and this is a fun, sweet, creamy coffee stout that hides the booze well. Love this beer personally, but then again there are two drinks in my every day, coffee and beer... put them together and you got me.

Cheers everyone!
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.63 by ibastai from Georgia

Mar 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by boocie from New York

Mar 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Hopelessly0 from California

Mar 02, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by EdFed from Illinois

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by Chilmer from Iowa

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by travelguy from Ohio

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.72 by STLBeer7458 from Missouri

Feb 05, 2021
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Rated by Magpie60 from Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Tasted the 2021 version, amazing. Beautiful chocolate foam, with very, very balanced chocolate. Coffee balance. Better than the KBS Fudge !!!!!
Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Crowler from Uptown Market.

Jet black with a dark brown head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is quite excellent. Surprisingly coffee forward with a blend of almond and hazelnut, soft blueberry and oatmeal notes on top of a rather excellent stout base. Rich chocolate coffee, roast and a little licorice. There's a strong undercurrent of dark caramel present here. A touch of potent black patent bitterness and acrid notes are present, really tempering the sweeter notes and providing good structure. The palate opens bitter and full with coffee, roast, dark chocolate and cocoa. Mild dark caramel. The coffee isn't as deep and nuanced as on the nose, but its still really good. The fruity and nutty notes pair really well with the dark chocolate malt notes. While not slick, there are flavors of oatmeal and a touch of oxidation present. Full in body, softly carbonated, this feels smooth and soft on the palate. Really impressively structured and balanced beer.
Nov 30, 2020
Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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