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
Ratings:
427
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
593
Gots:
57
For Trade:
5
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4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ragnar3
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 Vintage, poured into a tulip. Velvety coffee balanced well with chocolate notes and roasted malts. Super thick mouthfeel, which makes this one elite.

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4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

rye barrel aged sump, on tap no less! a real special brew that i have been looking forward to trying for ages now, and only am just getting my first crack. its inky slick black from the tap, highly viscous, shiny, and relatively still after a moment. pretty shine, brimming with black coffee in the aroma. to me, this isnt espresso or cold brew or anything, but distinctly black coffee, almost oozy strong. the nose also shows the spicy sweet rye, with vanilla from the oak and the slight harshness of the whiskey itself, some fusel alcohol, and a wonderful thick black barley malt base that i remember from the original, this barrel aged version has been transformed but not compromised. i love the coffee in the flavor, it has some acidity which i like with all this body, but it has a simple nature to it, quality beans brewed well, but seems less fancy than other coffee beers, just lots and lots of it. the barrel is strong, this is both woody and boozy, and also obviously rye and not bourbon whiskey, less corny and sweet, more character from the grain than that, and the oak with the coffee and the charred grain makes this mighty complex and delicious. its almost too thick and strong to drink a lot of, i find myself lipping it slowly, taking in no more than an ounce or two at a time, savoring it before swallowing it, and almost needing to recover a moment before going back in for more. its special and unique, but man is it sturdy and strong, not for everyone i wouldnt think, and a somewhat more bold and assertive stout than many others in its field. tastes and feels more like 15% abv! loved it, but this one is for sharing! now if i could only find some barrel aged abraxas i would feel like i have the highest perennial beers on lock! this was delightfully enormous.

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

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

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a touch of mocha head. Nose has big barrel notes up front followed by espresso and dark chocolate. As it warms, you can pick up more roast and some dark fruit elements. Taste is not as coffee forward as regular sump....the age and the barrel has taken away some of the familiar taste. The barrel, chocolate, roast, and coffee are very well balanced. Feel is thick and velvety with moderately low carbonation. Overall, an excellent example of a BA coffee stout but just a tick below BCBCS and some of Perennial's other BA stout offerings.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel-Aged Sump Coffee Stout from Perennial Artisan Ales
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