Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
379 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Sweet / Milk 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:
#20,519
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
379
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
40
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Suds
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a solidly black brew...with no light coming trough...Medium chocolate colored, creamy head. The aroma is amazing...intense espresso coffee with dark chocolate. Wow. Heavy roast. The taste is dryish, warming, and continues with the roasted notes, backed by thick malt flavors. Very thick and hefty in body. Intense and wonderful.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Plenty of alcohol. Not so much coconut.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a small amount of tan-colored, creamy head that quickly dissipated. OK lacing.

S: An enticing aroma of chocolate, coconut, malt, and lactose.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), light lactose notes (less than expected), lots of milk chocolate, some vanilla, and tons of coconut. A very sweet and quite chocolatey flavor. The lactose isn't really obtrusive or obnoxious as it often is. Well-balanced and tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth and creamy finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: This is one of easier to drink milk stouts out there. Worth checking out.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle dated 09/14/17
Poured into a snifter shows a dark chocolate brown body, briefly supports a 1/2in cocoa colored head of variably sized bubbles, and leaves the glass clean of any reminder.

Aroma has coconut highlights with chocolate, cocoa, sweetness, and a metallic hint.

Flavor is chocolate and coconut, but therer is also a roast cocoa bean flavor that is distracting. The roastyness does diminish a little with warmth, but never completely goes away for me. Finish is cocoa powder that sticks around.

Mouthfeel is a solid win. Smooth, full, thick, and creamy with no grit.

Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of durlta
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark mahogany brown with a dark tan head. The aroma is chocolate and coconut. The flavor is the same with some roasted malt, and too sweet for my taste. The feel is thin even for a porter. Overall an okay beer.

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML bottle that I passed on several times at $20/22 – yeesh. Must be virgin, imported, hand-macheted coconut? Picked up at $15, & I had to think on that. Split with my wife.

The pour is black, with visible carbonation that doesn’t even cover the surface of the beer. Smells like chocolate & light roast – I think there’s coconut, but that might be the power of suggestion.

Fantastic Voyage – where are we going? The cast of Lord of the Flies would have rejected this beer, as they’d been subsisting on coconuts for months. Candy. Chocolates & coconuts with just a quid of roast in the background. Touches of cinnamon & gentle lactose round it out. Smooth. Too sweet to drink like the well of life, but half a bomber will suit my need for sugar just fine.

A very good, solid stout with a lovely touch of coconut – but why the hell in a bomber for a premium price? The easy answer is because idiots like me buy it. A one & done at the price, but attractive in a smaller, less pricey format.

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Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 379 ratings