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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour a dark chocolate brown, not a huge head but a thin layer of dark creamy coffee foam sticks around until the beer's done.

Smell is sweet, milk chocolate maybe, vanilla, a bit nutty, only mild roast.

Taste is very good, big on sweet vanilla and milk chocolate but not syrupy or cloying, definitely a nutty character but I probably wouldn't have identified coconut (granted this bottle is not exactly fresh). I like this a lot.

Mouthfeel is amazing, extremely soft and creamy, not super carbonated but doesn't need to be. Very easy to drink, gentle, belies the fact that it has alcohol. Wonderful.

Great beer, would love to try a bottle fresh.

8.3/10

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
2.83/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer pours pitch black with a very thin dark mocha head with poor retention. Lacing is stringy, spotty and sparse with little cling. Thin legs. Average.

Sharing during a cellar stout clean out by my friend.

Pours black with a small off-white head. Decent lacing.

Nose contains lots of coconut and milk chocolate with some roasted malts. Can definitely smell the lactose in this.

Flavor starts with more milk chocolate (chocolate and lactose). Coconut then comes on pretty strong (too strong in my opinion). There is a touch of roasted malt, but not enough to balance out the sweetness. Lots of coconut on the aftertaste.

Lighter bodied for a stout. Finishes sweet and got a little cloying by the bottom of the glass. A little overcarbed.

This one failed for me as a beer. Did not like the coconut interplay and did not contain enough roast to rein in the lactose. It succeeded for me as a way to integrate my 90's rap playlist into the night's events so slight bonus for that.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Beer pours pitch black with a very thin dark mocha head with poor retention. Lacing is stringy, spotty and sparse with little cling. Thin legs. Average.

Nose is toasted almond and coconut, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, and lactose. Robust, aromatic, and deep with nice complexity.

Opens lactose, cocoa, toasted coconut and chocolate. Some roasted malt bitterness and tartness in the middle. Espresso too. More lactose sweetness and toasted almond in the end with a milky, sweet chocolate finish and a bittersweet chocolate and coconut aftertaste. I really like the coconut and lactose presence in this one but it could be a touch sweeter.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily, slick and silky in the mouth and smooth going down. Finishes messy with a lingering and sticky aftertaste. Solid.

Overall, a decent milk stout but for the price point, not one worth revisiting. A touch over-carbonated with a complex flavor profile that just seems to have something missing. Definitely worth trying but there are better beers in the style besides this.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of stephens101
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Starts off with a quickly diminishing dark tan head that is broken with a few big bubbles. Pure black in color with a minimal dotty lacing. Smells of sweet milk chocolate, coconut, a background of vinegar and sweet fruits. A near perfect fusion of milk chocolate and coconut greets the taste buds. A little roasted nuttiness is introduced for fair measure. Has a dry middle with a smooth shock of alcohol heat and a subtle dark fruitiness at the pinnacle.

Simple but right on the mark.

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