Transient Artisan Ales

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Transient Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #43
Ranked #151
4.54 | pDev: 5.73%
Nov 08, 2023
Jun 02, 2018
Imperial Stout with Vanilla, Maple Syrup, and Coffee. Aged in Blis Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels for 12 months.
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Rated: 4.54 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Nov 08, 2023
Rated: 4.8 by JAWS from New York

Oct 29, 2023
Rated: 5 by micada from New York

Oct 28, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Virby44 from Wisconsin

Oct 19, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 09, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by jhavs from New York

Sep 07, 2023
Rated: 4.75 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Aug 26, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Jul 31, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by Dope from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by Filabee from Michigan

Jul 12, 2023
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
07/07/23 bottle @ home (2022 vintage)
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours deep, deep black. Aroma is sominated by roastiness, coffee & bourbon. Taste is incredible. A well balanced combination of maple, bourbon & coffee flavors. Mouthfeel is full & oily.
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2022 vintage

I picked this one up on a whim on Tavour just because I’m a sucker for maple syrup in a Stout, but little did I know that this is a highly acclaimed take on the style. I’ve heard good things about Transient bu haven’t has them until now. Let’s pop thid guy open see what it’s all about

Pours completely pitch black with 3 fingers of dense dark tan head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

The maple honestly isn’t even the first thing that jumps out at me in the nose, opting for a thinner maple profile to support the other adjuncts. I’m picming up on aromas of dark roast coffee, sweet bourbon, milk chocolate, maple sap, burnt caramel, molasses, charred oak, and light vanilla

It’s also not extremely maple in taste, but it is unfortunately a bit sweeter than the nose led me to believe. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, black cherry, dark chocolate, maple syrup, vanilla, toasted oak, and light bourbon. The swallow brings notes of maple syrup, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, black cherry, raisin, vanilla, toasted oak, and sweet bourbon

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a slick beer. Finishes a tad sticky but drinks remarkably below its abv

While it is quite sweet, it’s damn good and way too easy to drink for being 14.5%
Jun 28, 2023
Rated: 4.54 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 24, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 17, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
full of flavors - vanilla , coffee and maple slightly sweet with big malt taste
Jun 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.85/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
On-draught @ Ashley's, Ann Arbor Michigan.

Bit of a chore to drink. Maple syrup renders it saccharine even in 25cl serving sizes. Thick. Hershey's syrup. Chocolatey.

Not my favourite. Barrel flavour is barely noticeable given the hefty sugary sweetness and syrupy feel.

Jun 09, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by dtm426 from Michigan

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I can’t find the year this was bottled but it’s a 22oz bottle version, so at least a few years old.

Consumed 4/21/23

The coffee has started to go green peppery now but it’s not awful. My friend thought the beer had some chili pepper in it when trying it and not knowing what beer I gave him. I love the barrel notes and maple balance. Still a great beer but better fresh
Apr 22, 2023
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