Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

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3.85/5
Very Good
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:
#17,201
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
393
pDev:
16.36%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
41
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1.5/5  rDev -61%

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1.5/5  rDev -61%

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1.58/5  rDev -59%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Infected 4/13, total drain pour, bummer

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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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2.4/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

My bottle was one of the many 4/2013 bottles that was infected. I was really looking forward to this one and the infection basically turned this in to a bland sour stout.

The nose indicated the infection as a tart/sour presence dominated and completely detracted from any other aromas in the beer.

The palate was very tart with some roast, chocolate and dark fruit notes but no coconut at all.

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2.49/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

4/13 thin, watery, and sour. Drain pour

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

 

Let’s be clear, this voyage was not so fantastic.  After loving a lot of what Perennial does, this missed the mark.  My thought is an infected bottle, due to the sourness, over carbonation, and lack of smooth sweet flavor others have described.  This was like spoiled milk, with roasted grains and excessive carbonation.  Here’s to hoping it was a fluke and not how this was intended.  For 17 bucks, I was quite disappointed. 

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2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer is nothing like the description on the bottle. In fairness it is almost a year old and so the coconut is non existent. Ironically this beer reminded me of a sour. My Dad, brother, and I split this bottle, there's were drain pours. I like sours so I stuck with it. However, it was very disappointing.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 393 ratings