Fantastic Voyage | Perennial Artisan Ales

BA SCORE
87
very good
320 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
Ratings:
320
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
17.65%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
35
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 55
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
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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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.4/5  rDev -38.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales
3.91 out of 5 based on 320 ratings.
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