Sump Coffee Stout - Burundi Variant (2016)
Perennial Artisan Ales

Sump Coffee Stout - Burundi Variant (2016)Sump Coffee Stout - Burundi Variant (2016)
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American Imperial Stout
4.43 | pDev: 5.64%
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Sump Coffee Stout - Burundi Variant (2016)Sump Coffee Stout - Burundi Variant (2016)
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Photo of jhavs
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Been in the cellar a while.

Poured into fluted snifter.

Deep black, barely lets any light pass through the sides. Looks the consistency of motor oil. Thin creamy tan collar of foam.

Coffee flavor is still on point, as rich as fresh regular Sump. Lots of layers of dark rich malts, bitter cocoa, sweet chocolate, and hints of distant dark fruits.

A tad under moderate carbonation, keeps the brew feeling creamy. Full-bodied.

A rich and full stout. Balanced flavors. Smooth and fulfilling.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color, dark brown foam. Aroma has high quality dark chocolate and caramel malt. Taste starts with really nice coffee, not too bitter, not acidic at all, really fudgy and chocolatey. Aftertaste lingers with fresh roasted coffee bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, really smooth on the palate. This is an excellent coffee stout, one of the best I had.

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

thank you rowmark....mmmm mmmm mmmm, delicious. classic looks, nose has huge lush chocolatey gourmet coffee and the taste takes it to the next level. really impressive.

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Photo of danh53
4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black motor oil with almost no head. Aroma and taste are more complex than regular Sump with more caramel and dark fruit in addition to the coffee and chocolate malts. Mouth feel falls off on the finish. It gets a bit watery and needs more carb, but otherwise its a great coffee stout.

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Photo of mothman
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Dark tan head. Black in color.

Massive coffee! In your face coffee notes. Roast in the finish. Vanilla, caramel, and chocolate.

Full bodied. Nice carbonation. Fudgy and roasted finish.

A really nice variation of Sump. So much coffee. Well done!

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Did not expect to like this as much as regular Sump so it was much to my surprise that I liked it even more. What a great beer. It's a little lighter, a little sweeter and a little more well balanced than regular Sump. Glad I had a chance to try it on draft at the Malt & Vine in Redmond, WA

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

Like regular sump, this pours like black oil. Compared to regular sump this smells and tastes differently. The coffee is more bitter, tastes more like coffee grounds or espresso instead of a full rich coffee. This is a big step down in my book compared to regular sump. Overall, this is still a good coffee stout, just not to the elite level regular sump.

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Photo of dar482
4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer hits of vanilla, along with a chocolate, coffee milk shake. The combination of sweetness, rich creaminess, nuttiness, and mocha offers reminders of the depth of soft coffee in Bourbon County Coffee. Compared to the base stout, the coffee is dominant, yet turns the beer into a rich, decadent, and dessert like coffee forward delight.

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

Really loved this variant of Sump. For me, the cocoa seems to be a little more noticeable in this, but it doesn't dominate the coffee flavor. I would almost say that this would be more of a mocha stout than a coffee stout.

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

On tap at Perennial. Served in a snifter glass.

Dark black body, same as the base Sump. One finger offwhite head, good retention, very nice retention. Smell is slightly roastier with more of an acidity from the Burundi coffee, a bit more earthy. Accompanied by the base stout's roast and milk chocolate aromas. Flavour is similar to the smell; more dark acidity from the coffee, a bit more roast on top of the roast and milk chocolate, cocoa. Very tasty and preferable to the base from the same year. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, good carbonation, easy to drink despite its hefty size. A nice variant with what appears to be an appropriate coffee bean counterpart to the stout.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Relatively typical stout look, with a jet black body and a dark-brown ample head that dissipates quickly. Aroma gives great notes of coffee, but is not overpowering (other than the initial uncapping, which was like a delicious bomb!). Taste is of sweet chocolate and some vanilla. Burundi beans are typically sweet and you can really tell the difference between them and the base Sump beans, which I greatly appreciate. Feel is great with a low carbonation and a coffee finish that stays on the palate well past the sip. Very enjoyable beer, and much prefer this to the base.

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

Pours black from bottle with ample mocha foam that persist throughout the drink. Smells of fresh brewed roasted coffee. Tastes of roasted coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Mouthfeel is incredible and distinctive: creamy, foamy, and sort of evaporates off your tongue. I've had this on tap and I actually prefer it from the bottle. Overall this was a unique and fantastic variation on an already incredible coffee stout.

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

Pours quite thick. Coats the glass. You get a full bodied coffee nose right away. Vanilla, dark roast like espresso, and some fruitiness. The flavor is similar. Big roast out of the gate. Rich full bodied coffee flavor. The body is thick and viscous and simply a vehicle for this coffee. The finish gives some cherry, currant, and dried berry notes.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black color. The nose is all roasty coffee with a smooth knish. The taste is roasty coffee, minus the smooth from the nose. The finish is a little underwhelming. Overall a solid/good beer.

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Sump Coffee Stout - Burundi Variant (2016) from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 84 ratings