Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

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3.85/5
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393 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:
#17,136
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
393
pDev:
16.36%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
41
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 393 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of johnInLA
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, snifter glass. Dark cola brown body, one finger offwhite head, fair retention and no lacing. Smell is heavy roast, milk chocolate, a dab of espresso, sweet coconut juice. Not really toasted coconut flavour or anything, solid sweet chocolate-forward nose. Flavour has more of a coconut sweetness to it, with a bit of brown sugar, big milk chocolate, a touch of lactose, sweet sugary malt on the backend, light earthy finish. It's good, perhaps a bit sweeter than I'd like, but it's good. Could use a bit more toasted coconut flavour rather than the sweet coconut juice-like flavour. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, creamy, soft and substantial, dangerously straightforward drinker.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"BEST BY 09/11/19"

Appearance: Black body with a large, dense brown head. Very good retention.

Aroma: It smells a bit like bourbon and cocoa. The cocoa scent is very strong.

Taste: It has a clear chocolate flavor. The chocolate is like a deafening note on the palate. I could bottle up this chocolate flavor and take it with me. There is a softly toasted coconut flavor that joins in with the chocolate at the end, along with a flavor of alcohol in the shape of chocolate and possibly even cherry liqueur.

Mouthfeel: It is smooth and semi-full bodied with an effervescent wash of carbonation across the palate. It is a bit more carbonated than the standard stout but it works well to push the flavors across the palate.

Overall: If you give this a shot you will be pleased. It has a wonderful chocolate flavor and shortly after you will be greeted by a coconut flavor and a touch of cherry. It is an enjoyable dessert beer that tastes a lot like a mix of Black Forest Cake and German Chocolate Cake. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can at fridge temp. Pours motor oil black with a small amount of quickly dissipating light brown head. Nose isn't overwhelming. Picking up some nice roasted malts, tree sap, campfire, licorice, and raisin. Not much coconut coming through on the nose. Taste is really nice. Getting a lot of black licorice immediately. Definitely picking up the coconut on the taste. Lactose, grapes, milk chocolate, and blackberries are in there. This is nicely smooth - not too bitter and not too sweet. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Overall, this is a great milk stout, and I love that it's in a can.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received this Stout in a trade with @Swenny916. Poured from 16 oz. can into tulip glass. It pours virtually jet black with a creamy, mocha-colored cap and a pretty sheen of like-colored lacing. Its nose is somewhat subdued but features roasted malt, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and nuts. This is really nice! It opens with rich milk chocolate, roasted malt, and nuts, with a hint of vanilla. It's roasty with some earthy char. The one flavor I'm not tasting is coconut. While you can taste the alcohol there is not much of a burn. There is virtually no bitterness. The mouth feel is fantastic! It drinks more like a Russian Imperial Stout than a Milk Stout. It's super viscous and chewy. It's like eating a really good candy bar. As expected, the carbonation is low and it's possibly the "biggest" Milk Stout I've had at 11.4% ABV. You feel the warming of the alcohol. Overall, I have to say I just don't get the low ratings. This is a great Milk Stout. My only qualm with it is that I don't taste any coconut but the other flavors really pop. I really enjoyed it!

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Photo of Suds
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.84/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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