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:
36
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 320 |  Reviews: 55
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of cvm4
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours very black, seems thin. Has a dark tan head that fades quickly. No real lacing to speak of.

S - Light roasted malts and milk chocolate. Definitely a slightly sour lactic smell. Faint coconut? I'm not sure actually.

T - Whoa! Coconut makes an appearance throughout the whole taste. Sweet, honey, chocolate, slight woodiness and vanilla. I know this is not usual to most milk stouts, but there's a sour essence after the beer is swallowed.

M - About what you'd expect from a milk stout... Low carb and low bodied but very smooth and easily drinkable.

O - Very unique and the coconut adds that extra nuance. I wouldn't drink it regularly, but it's an interest combo and deserves some attention.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Glass: Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Appearance: Mostly opaque black with the tiniest amount of reddish-brown showing through around the edges when held up to the light. An aggressive pour produced less than half a finger of khaki head that dissipated very quickly.

Smell: Roasted malts, a tiny bit of milk chocolate, perhaps a bit of the mentioned coconut. Not getting much of the lactose / metallic smell found in other milk stouts. Smells slightly sweet and delicious.

Taste: I didn't think the coconut would come through too much based on the smell, but it is definitely found in the taste! That unique nutty sweetness can lies on the back of my tongue during the entire sip, however, I find it a bit overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low-medium carbonation.

Overall: I prefer my milk stouts to have a definite roasted chocolaty bitterness to offset the sweet milkiness. This one is just a bit weird with the coconut flavor and milk stout sweetness working together. The flavor profiles of these two ingredients are too similar, and create a beer that is just a bit too sweet for me. I rank this between good and outstanding ... it's certainly not a bad beer, but I am definitely disappointed given the price and expectations that I had for it.

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Rutager
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks for all the great beers rodkin!

Appearance. Pours a thick, deep dark brown with a thin, dark tan head.

Smell. Sweet chocolate and coffee, lactose ...does lactose have a smell? Hmm. Well, it's that slightly sour lactic smell that's similar in most milk stouts. Some sweet fresh coconut as well.

Taste. Sweet coconut (but that nice fresh taste as well, not like the sweet dried stuff), light coffee and chocolate, and a little bit of unroasted almond.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, slightly syrupy, lowish carbonation.

Overall. A very nice beer, great for after dinner which is when I happen to be drinking this. I'm afraid it doesn't hold a candle to Three Hour Tour, which is what I was hoping for, but good stuff nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Grinders in KC.
A- Dark brown, not quite black with a persistent 1.5 finger khaki head. Lacing is no slouch either.

S- Nose is sweet as can be. Notes of coconut, molasses, caramelized sugars. Some earthy/woodsy character also comes through.

T- Taste follows nose with the big sweetness to get things started. Some diacetyl and alcohol present. Lactose and dextrose. Some wood and vanilla character also makes its way. Yeast present. Sweetness borders on cloying without going overboard.

M- Not a real thick, heavy stout. Understandable that it's available in June. Very easy drinkability because of it. Low body. Good carbonation. Not dry at all. Alcohol present as expected at 8.8

O- a very interesting beer unlike any that I have had before. It took me a minute to warm up to the flavor profile, but it seems to work. A sugary sweet stout. Not one I would have often, but one I would recommend trying due to the uniqueness of it. I could really see a coconut lover enjoying this one.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Stellar pour; dark milk chocolate explodes up the sides of the glass, then inverts on itself forming a coffee colored twister in the center of the head. Once the fireworks are over though, what's left hangs around with ok retention and poor lace. Almost a solid black body with thin caramel colored highlights.

S - Great nose. Dry cocoa, dark toasted grains, espresso, ash, light booze, with a soft well balanced sweetness of toasted coconut and honey.

T - Honey, caramel, flat chocolate soda, brazil nut, cinnamon, pumpernickel. The backend fades outs into a oddly sour note.

M - Smooth with a medium frame. Strong acidity. Dry finish leaves a nice coating on your mouth.

O - Sweet to style with a nice mouthfeel on the finish. The sour edge is the only thing that hurts the brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Tone
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, oatmeal, hint of yeast, and chocolate. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, oatmeal, and a hint of yeast. Overall, a rich, sweet, thick, and complex beer. Good appearance, aroma, feel, body, and blend.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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