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:
#292
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
1,705
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
Wants:
385
Gots:
400
Trade:
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Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Traded for this in my quest to tick all of the top 250. When the calculations changed, it dropped out. While it may be out, it should be in. All day. Easily better than several I have had that are in.

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

A deep earthy coffee stout to be enjoyed any time but is more delicious when the weather is cold. All around fantastic beer that meets all 5 categories with superb ratings.

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Photo of smi69
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tobelerone
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffSK
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roguer
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, perfectly inky black brew, topped with a strong, dark brown head. Excellent retention. The brew just looks thick while pouring.

Inviting nose: coffee, molasses, mild red grape notes, brown sugar, caramel, restrained roast. In the background - and I can't really identify why - I get notes of vanilla and maple syrup.

Flavor represents the nose fairly accurately. Though listed as an American Imperial Stout, there's some of the roasty bitterness of an RIS in here. Plenty of sweetness, but far from a dessert stout.

Toast covered in brown sugar and melted caramel, paired with a side of coffee and some red grapes. Surprising amount of roast on the second half, as compared to the much more restrained nose in that respect.

Thick and chewy on the palate. Still lively, and represents the 10.5% ABV almost perfect: it's easy to drink, without losing that "big beer" feel. You know this is potent, without ever hurting from the burn.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.73/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,705 ratings