Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout | Perennial Artisan Ales

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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:
#189
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
482
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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611
Gots:
55
Trade:
4
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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
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4/22/17 @ MTKATL - Bottle poured into snifter. Thick viscosity, rich dark color. This is full body w/ Coffee on front that blooms on palate at back end. Lovely

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2017
Pours pitch black. Nose is roasty coffee notes with chocolate and bourbon. Taste follows the nose. Rich chocolate, oak, bourbon. Coffee has tamed some on this compared to a fresher bottle consumed earlier this year, but still present, and blended nicely into the beer. Some vanilla noted as it warms. A delicious offering from Perennial, one to seek out.

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4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
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Pitch black and nearly opaque with dark chocolate brown edges and a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lace left behind.

Sweet, slightly boozy aroma with a very nice delicate bourbon barrel presence that's nicely integrated into the coffee/roasted malts of the base beer. Bourbon sweetness that's slightly spicy with subtle charred oak but not much toothpick. Really nice bourbon and gourmet coffee interplay along with silky vanilla bean and toasted coconut. Underneath, there's really nice gourmet coffee character along with some toast, oatmeal and dark chocolate. Luscious silky chocolate sweetness balancing out the barrel and roast.

Very similar to the nose with an excellent bourbon barrel presence that's nicely integrated into the gourmet coffee, subtle roast and silky chocolate sweetness of the base beer. Slightly spicy and boozy but mostly smooth bourbon flavor along with toasted oak, faint char, coconut and vanilla bean. Barrel notes countered by deeply roasted gourmet coffee but not overly harsh, acrid or astringent. Slightly green peppery but overall excellent coffee flavor that doesn't get lost under the barrel notes. Luscious, silky chocolate dessert sweetness balances things out. Hints of bakers chocolate, gooey fudge and triple chocolate layer cake. Well balanced with complex barrel flavors excellently integrated into the robust roast, sweeter dark malt notes and intense coffee presence. Great beer.

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Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 482 ratings
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