Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
74.5%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 321 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Milk Stout brewed with real coconut. (Brewed in Collaboration with Jim Leabig)

Added by TheSarge on 07-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,631
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
321
Liked:
239
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
17.85%
Alströms:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
36
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of dwagner003
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbwimer
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 30helens
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mportnoy
1/5  rDev -73.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of lemmy187
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRedDog
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is pitch black with a nice lighter mocha colored head. The head retains fairly well, forming a ring around the edge of the glass as it dissipates.

Smell is upfront with bitter chocolate. A slight earthy hop presence is there as well. The coconut is a little more muted than expected. It's there, but not as present as I had hoped.

Taste begins with a bitter roasted chocolate, fading into a sweeter lactose and vanilla. Coconut is very present on the finish. A nice coconut and vanilla interplay.

Mouthfeel has a slight astringency that I find can be present in many milk stouts. Otherwise it is creamy yet light.

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Photo of barleywin
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RajaSTL
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abbbp
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golden303
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo3one
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
4.76/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer hits the glass in a thick stream of black liquid, just as you would expect. A small and dense head forms, but is quickly down to just a trace on the edges of the beer. There is just a touch of lacing. When I take a sniff of this beer I am first reminded of the scent of the Perennial tasting room. It is a slightly malty scent that has a Belgian yeast undertone. After that initial impression on the nostrils, the coconut takes over and becomes prominent. Dark malts move in next and mix in with the coconut to balance the scent.

When the beer hits the tongue, there is a blend of dark malts, chocolate, and light coconut flavors. The chocolate comes through first, with a touch of dark, burnt malts, but the coconut comes in quickly. The coconut is subtle and moves in and out pretty quickly before the silky and semisweet chocolate moves back in. The chocolate is very milk-chocolatey and smooth while being slightly sweet. The burnt malts and coconut move back in a touch at the end and linger just a little bit after the drink. The overall feel of this beer on the palate is very smooth, thick, and creamy. The lactose provides a silky quality that is really superb.

Overall, this beer is a pretty complex and delicious stout. The coconut is very subtle, but definitely there, and the real star here is the milk chocolate flavor and texture of the beer. One of the smoothest drinks you will have in a beer.

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Photo of ttp86
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hooliganlife
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells and tasted as advertised, sweet milk stout with coconut. Thinner feel, but it is a milk stout, it's expected. Overall I really enjoyed it. Big coconut on a sweet milk stout base. Not mind blowing, but very nice.

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Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6/15 batch. Big coconut nut, little let down.

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Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 74.5% out of 100 with 321 ratings
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