Sump Coffee Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
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Style: American Double / 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:
#220
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
1,678
pDev:
6.32%
Bros Score:
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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This literally pours like tar. Thick, gooey, sticky, used engine oil black brew. Head is freckled and cratered. Thick well coated lacing. Dang, this is a fantastic looking brew.

Holy freaking coffee and WELL PLACED hazelnut. Caramel, milk chocolate, yeasty... Chili caramel kick in backend.

Roasty, bready, chewy, toasted, slightly salty and peppery, tons of gooey caramel, kung-fu in a glass. Tons of milky chocolate with nicely roasted coffee. Hazelnut is very mild in flavor and is far from forced. Nothing over-the-top. True, and unique. Killer lighter carbonation and mild sweetness and next to zero piney bite.

This is a well rounded and even more well blended brew. It's almost as good as abraxas. Solid-ass brew. Highly recommended.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at Max's Taphouse (3/11/14)

A: Pitch black with a mocha head.

S: BLACK COFFEE. Coffee bitters. Roasted and toasty.

T: Creamy coffee. Roasted malts. Slight sweetness. Lots of chocolate.

M: Not sharp. Smooth and creamy.

O: Great coffee stout that is well blended with everything coming together. To me this is like coffee with creamer instead of just coffee.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black and completely opaque. Thick, dense, creamy looking head. Head is a dark khaki color and takes a while to dissipate. Thick, sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma is very coffee forward. Intense and dark. Hints of cream and cinnamon. Dark, heavily roasted malt.

Coffee dominates the tongue though not it is not quite as intense as the aroma. Rich, roasted malt. Heavy cream, black bread, and charred bbq. Hints of brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, and cinnamon.

Oily and thick mouth feel. Moderate carbonation. Creamy smoothness at the back end. Coffee lingers on the palate. Alcohol is nowhere to be found despite 10.5% abv.

This is a big, bold, take-no-prisoners coffee stout. Great coffee flavor which is dark and intense but not overpowering. Would be easy to substitute for your morning cup of Joe or would be great with a sweet dessert, maybe bread pudding.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Revisit 5/2017 of bottle from 2017:
Upped my ratings on smell, feel, overall. Had it twice recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, thinking it rivaled other coffee stouts I enjoy at the top of my list. Compared to original review:

Still one of the most beautiful pours, with the dark brown head flowing like lava up from the body.

Nose is a little more coffee overall, but with a nice dark chocolate and a little char accent.

Still a bit of what comes as spice up front, but could be alcohol. Coffee melds into chocolate before it really shines. A full, silky mouthfeel brings a creaminess that leads me to hot chocolate more than coffee. The deep roast of the coffee is beneath this.

The feel was the biggest change from my previous review, but proper temp may be part of that.

Bottled 1/2015 for this review 5/2015 (straight 4.25 from previous tap offerings):
Perfect pour of black liquid, billowing brown head grows. Foamy top looks like cream atop a hot chocolate leaving a sheet of lacing early in the pour.

Smell of dark roast coffee comes across upon opening the bottle. A dark chocolate note comes with this on my first whiff. I get a creamy oatmeal note as well (don't think oats are involved in this beer).

Taste is a spicy dark coffee - cinnamon and dark roasted beans. I think the bite could be from the alcohol (beer still a bit cold on initial sips). Subsequent sips also bring a light tart note as well as a bit of vanilla to the alcohol taste. Any chocolate flavor is hidden until the aftertaste, and it is not a very sweet version. Before that, the beer transitions through a dry cocoa powder taste.

The beer is not as silky as I'd expect, especially cold. A warmer beer is a tad more smooth, but alcohol and almost burnt coffee beans add a harshness.

Sticking with a 4.25 overall rating, but sight and flavors are better than that, especially if you enjoy your coffee bold in your stout.

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Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 1,678 ratings