Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout
Perennial Artisan Ales

Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee StoutBarrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 7.69%
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
605
From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
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World-Class
Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee StoutBarrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 605 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mhksuccess from California

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a sump snifter glass
dark and little head no lacing
smell is chocolate and coffee
and taste follows this is very profound and smooth
not at all hott as other of this style
would be able to crush the whole bottle no problem
A++

Jun 21, 2014
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Perennial stemmed wine glass. Thanks Brian for sharing this long-time want.

On the nose I get a lot of vanilla, chocolate, fresh coffee beans, and surprisingly a bit of maple. Smells like an awesome breakfast stout.

Bold, dark chocolate notes, chocolate covered espresso beans, vanilla-maple coffee, cocoa and bourbon on the follow through. The aftertaste is charred with dark roast coffee flavors lingering for a while. Mouthfeel is good with a medium-heavy body and low carbonation.

Sump is one of my favorite coffee stouts, so it was to be expected that I’d really enjoy BA sump, which I did. World-class beer!

Jan 29, 2018
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gibgink from Missouri

4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap earlier 2015 at Perennial. While this is a good BA stout, the age of the beer left no discernible coffee flavor. Will re-rate if I ever get my hands on fresh version.

Revisiting this review, as I did try BA Sump fresh from the tap at 2016 release. Totally different beer. So velvety.

Jun 22, 2015
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Thirsty_In_Chicago from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 bottle. Absolutely no head. Black. Swirl leaves nice khaki stain. Smell akin to BCBCS. Less coffee in taste. Very low carb, almost still. Overall an exceptional and memorable BA stout.

Jan 26, 2016
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beast464 from Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oct 08, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 23, 2016
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Bammer21 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 12, 2018
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Mar 12, 2014
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ADG2995 from Missouri

4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 16, 2015
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Bugsmcl from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 25, 2017
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billab914 from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Sep 13, 2014
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scotv from New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Feb 08, 2014
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goblue30 from Michigan

4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 23, 2018
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unoriginal from Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 11, 2017
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ThreeFishes from Florida

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 12, 2015
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RealDeal from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Apr 26, 2018
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Soneast from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Mar 31, 2013
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illinikap from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Nov 21, 2014
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robertm2152 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dec 02, 2018
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homebrew311 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received bottle in trade from Stinger_Bell- thanks a ton! I cracked this bottle at DLD, a perfect opportunity for sharing this beast. The pour is pitch silky black with brown creamy head and a layer of head that retains. The nose features loads of aromatic coffee. There is definitely more of the sweet and mellow qualities of coffee vs its harsh bitter side. The coffee is paired with creamy vanilla notes and heavy milk chocolate. I really don't get much (if any) barrel on the nose, but I am suspecting that this might be due to its lack of any tannic harshness. The taste is very similar to the nose, deliciously creamy coffee and chocolate dominate the profile with hints of vanilla around the edges. The bold stout base pairs so nicely with the beans used in this brew. The barrel seems to completely smooth and mellow out the flavor and add highlights of vanilla. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with low carbonation. Overall, another ridiculously delicious brew from Perennial!

May 05, 2013
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AndrewPalmer from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sep 23, 2017
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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Apr 15, 2018
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imperialking from Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.1%

May 17, 2013
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510a from Washington

4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mar 08, 2015
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 13, 2017
Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 605 ratings