Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
360 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:
#13,700
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
360
pDev:
16.97%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
38
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 68
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 4/2013.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slightly sour fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and slightly sour dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely showing some infection issues but is still fairly drinkable in my opinion.

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4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

coconut is hot right now. everyone is doing one of these, and while this is better than a lot of them, its also kind of samey at this point. this is becoming the new blood orange hoppy beer, which literally everyone with a brewing license has made over the last couple of years. soon there will be more of these than we can care about, but i liked this a lot even still. the coconut here has a nice wintery, warming, toasted quality, but also a fresh creaminess with the lactose, which i think is overdone here, but i like it texturally, the beer is just too sweet to drink a ton of. the aroma is the best part, the coconut is really forward but also incredible natural, thats where this one is better than others for me. the base stout is also excellent, its huge, sweet, and boozy, thick and rich for sure, but there is some nice deep roast to the grain, a needed coffee type bitterness to it, and a long delicious finish, it would be great even without the coconut. i love all the body, this feels hearty and wintery, is just boozy enough, but really feels fancy to me. coconut sweetness and nuttiness, frosting, and coffee, delicious but something i really can only handle about a glass of before it gets to be a bit too much. i am getting less and less interested in dessert type stouts and porters personally lately for whatever reason, maybe just fatigue from so many, but this is one of the good ones. well worth the modest asking price.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin dark tan head that slowly died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Aromas of lactose are present in the nose, which also has some hints of coconuts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of lactose flavors. The coconuts start to become noticeable as the beer warms up and taste slightly roasted.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied, creamy and a rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink because it hides its alcohol relatively well.

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4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black tulip with an ample head of tan mocha tinged foam on top.
Fades to a ring at the edges, glassy obsidian surface in the center.

Toasty sweet aroma, mild amount of char to it. Big chocolate and cafe con leche notes. Similar flavors, roasty mild coffee, sweet milk chocolate, super smooth and creamy. Moderate roast, not overly bitter, sweetness is mild and not cloying. Not getting much coconut but it stands on it's own merit as a solid milk stout. Would hope the next batch has more toasted coconut flavor to it...

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a modest tan head that fades to a ringlet and archipelago; dots of lacing ring the chalice

Smell: Lactic sour tones with black bread and chocolate underneath

Taste: Black bread and chocolate with a growing lactic sourness developing in the middle; vanilla, coconut and soured milk join with the chocolate in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer reminds me of Yazoo's soured Sue; unintentional but interesting

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sycamore, Columbia, MO.

A - Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a one finger, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sticky sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of sweet roasty malt with strong chocolate notes.

T - Delicious. Sweet chocolate notes with some bitter bite. Almost a bourbon like potency.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really good beer. One of the best Milk Stouts I've ever had.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tan head. Black color. 2017 batch.

Roasted malts and almost roasted coffee grounds flavor. Chocolate, cocoa, and coconut. I like 6HT better for the abv as the barrel aging is nice. This would be great in barrels.

Solid offering.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some faint dark brown highlights near the edges of the glass when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, dark malts, and lactose. Very light hints of toasted coconut as the beer warms.

T: Starts with flavors of dark malts with significant amounts of milk chocolate and lactose. Light subtle amounts of toasted coconut flavors in the finish that only become apparent as the beer warms up.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Enjoyed while listening to the Coolio song of the same name (from the early 1990s). Very enjoyable and easy to drink, easy to see why this is a top 10 beer in this style. My only critique is that I wish the coconut was even more present in the smell and taste than it was.

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Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 360 ratings