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3.86/5
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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:
#16,981
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
404
pDev:
16.32%
 
 
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65
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Photo of EamonnB
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2017 version purchased heavily discounted at the local organic market.
Didn’t realize it was summer release beer. I’m enjoying during an impending winter storm.
Strong, yet balanced and smooth coconut and milk chocolate scents and tastes. Sweeter than my preferences but not cloyingly so.
The name makes sense now. Decent stout if in the mood for coconut

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Photo of snakeayes11
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

10/23/18 can; 2018 version 11.5% ABV

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Photo of KeyWestGator
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ended up taking this to the next level since Perennial did, yes, I poured this into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown in the pour but allowed a nice looking darker brown close to black in color with a thin cap of a little off white semi-foamy head gently sliding off at a good pace. Some lace stringing out appropriately.
The aroma bled with the roasty coffee character, a blended sort of sweet to earthy quality. Slight cocoa powder with a sweet nuttiness. Coconut, yes, but extremely faint - barely there.
The flavor tried to call on the sweet nuttiness but did it? I'd say there was a dry and mellow coffee earthy to dark fruity Euro-type of "pulled" sort of sweetness with, once again, that cocoa powdery to quaint coconut. Super subtle aftertaste of milk chocolate/dry cocoa powdery character with an even lighter level of coconut.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied, for a higher ABV-ed beer and a stout nonetheless, I'd definitely say this one had a semi-lighter sort of 'construct' to it's body. Still, good carbonation and ABV that seemed appropriate. And a really nice finish with the powdery cocoa character and a super sly coconut.
Overall, as an English milk stout, I have to say - it's quite different. I say treat it as an imperial styled one and you'll see the love this beer deserves.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BB 9/11/19, consumed 12/5/18

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnInLA
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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 +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +8.5%
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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