Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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4.5/5
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540 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Rittenhouse Rye barrels.

First batch used Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso.
Bottle release used Sump Coffee of St. Louis.

Silver Medal at 2013 GABF in the coffee beer category.

Added by Etan on 12-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#172
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
540
pDev:
8.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of ha-sheem
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Digitalwookiee
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 Vintage (had with breakfast on a weekend getaway)

Pour - heavy and thick like motor oil. Not much lacing and only a thin tan head.

Smell - Amazing coffee aroma. Slight bourbon aroma as well.

Taste - Very sweet up front. Definitely drink this fresh, almost no coffee flavors came through. Very little bourbon as well. Actually tasted like I was drinking Port.

Feel - Nice creamy texture. Very chewy

Overall - Had 2016 fresh and it was amazing. This one sat too long. Tasted like I have to go to the bathroom now.

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Photo of jensenmoon
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.07/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goblue30
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KevBot89
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vfgccp
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. The pour is jet black and emits strong coffee and cream aromas with a burst of rye whiskey booziness at the end. The taste is magnificently focused on the coffee yet pulls in plenty of other rich flavors such as fudge, booze barrel, vanilla, molasses and cinnamon. Can just chew on this beer for hours

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KT123
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: Straight Fudge. Big Milk chocolate, dark chocolate. Fresh roasted espresso beans, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, oak, a little pop of dark fruit. This is just a straight chocolate bomb mixed with coffee and barrel. This beer smells like a chocolate paradise.

Taste: Right upfront I get a good amount of dark fruit and dark cherry. Raisin, plum, dark cherry juice. The mid palette the beer just becomes a massive chocolate, coffee, fudge bomb. Melted milk chocolate, rich fudgie brownie batter, dark chocolate covered espresso beans. The finish I get a barrel presence but it isn’t huge. I get a nice vanilla and coconut sweetness with a touch of sweet smooth bourbon and a woody, oaky bitterness to give this beer a balance to counter the sweetness.

Feel: The mouthfeel on this beer is absurd. Full and thick. Chewy, but super Creamy and velvety. This beer coats every inch of your mouth and tongue and never lets go. Just an absolutely perfect mouthfeel.

Overall: This is an easy 100/100 beer. A perfect use of coffee and barrel. This is a beer you need to sip on to truly enjoy everything that this has to offer. What an amazing first beer to have from side project.

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4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Review is for 2018 release of BA Sump.

The pour on this is dark, like motor oil. The syrupy body doesn’t leave much to be remembered , with hardly any residual lace and a very thin head of deep tan foam.

The nose starts with a very strong aroma of dark sweet fruit, swirling with chocolate and finishing with an oakey, tobacco finale.

That initial surprising sweetness returns in the flavors, this time accompanied by a more present roasted malt bill and a bitter coffee finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, and sticky, and overall you really see the coffee balance the barrel in the overall profile of this beer.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 540 ratings