Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout
Perennial Artisan Ales

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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #60
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #168
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 7.76%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
660
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2024
Added:
Dec 02, 2012
Wants:
  624
Gots:
  66
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.
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
L - Deep, motor oil black with a very thin dark tan head that dissipates quickly leaving behind minimal to no lacing
S - Sweet whiskey, fudge, roasted rich coffee
T - follows the nose - rich fudge, roasted coffee, intermixed with sweet whiskey. Slight hints of oak. Slight lactose.
F - full bodied, light carbonation. Smooth, silky, rich
O - Very good BBA stout, but personally, I prefer the standard Sump as I'm not sure the barrel aging makes that much of a difference.
Jan 28, 2024
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
*?
11/24/23

Bottle to snifter.

Coffee Aroma is awesome. Also roasted malt oak, cedar.

Fudgy, bourbon, wood.

Smooth with a slight Coffee bite.

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Nov 24, 2023
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#191, good stuff!
Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.51 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Sep 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by PprBurke from Virginia

Sep 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
750ml waxed and capped bottle into a BBT snifter.

Pours as thick as motor oil. Dense, dark, no head or lace but with thick, sticky, mocha colored legs that stick around. Nose is incredibly aromatic. Chocolate, dense mocha, dank espresso all dusted with cocoa powder. Beer opens chocolate, molasses, espresso, and mocha. Notes of syrup, tobacco, and barrel in the middle enhance a deep coffee bean presence. more mocha, espresso and a funky coffee bean bitterness in the aftertaste. Body is thick and chewy with low carbonation. Rich and full on the palate and goes down messy. Long, lingering aftertaste. Few imperial stouts rival Perennial'a consistent body.
Jul 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.6 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.42 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Apr 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.78 by notchucknorris from California

Mar 16, 2023
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
2022 version. This was really good - dark black pour - great viscosity. I think the coffee overpowered the barrel a bit - I wanted more barrel to say the least. Very enjoyable, but I've had better coffee stouts.
Feb 22, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - black thick syrup nice rim
Smell - coffee chocolate barrel
Taste - same as smell, just fantastic
Feel - thick and creamy medium light carb
Overall - pretty fantastic
Feb 19, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Dec 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Nov 11, 2022
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Reviewed by JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Been sitting on this for awhile and finally cracked it at a share with a few friends. It was well worth the wait! Definitely have to have it a little warmer.
Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Mr_Beer_Belly from Illinois

Oct 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Mar 26, 2022
Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 660 ratings