Voyager's Getaway
Humble Forager Brewery

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Porter - Imperial
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4.14 | pDev: 6.52%
Humble Forager Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
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Notes: Imperial Pastry Porter

A well-built structure of specialty malts floats atop a bed of flavors reminiscent of vanilla cream-filled chocolate cake, covered with marshmallows and coconut. Coconut from Indonesia, vanilla from Papua New Guinea, and cocoa nibs from Uganda will ripple across your palate from this imperial pastry porter.
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can pour into tulip.

Appearance: Motor oil black body. 2 fingers tall of medium khaki head that drops down to a thin uneven cap. Nice lacing around the glass. When pouring this beer it appears viscous.

Smell: Chocolate and vanilla with a hint of coconut.

Taste: Roasty malt note and moderately bitter cocoa flavor. Big vanilla and hint of coconut.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with almost, but not quite moderate carbonation levels. Oily and slightly silky body. Ever so slight booze note in the finish initially, but as it warms up the booze level increases.

Overall: My first stout from Humble Forager. This stout has got the adjunct flavors that are fairly discernible with a pleasantly thick body. It's definitely a sweet stout / dessert type stout. Thank goodness that it's not overly sweet though. It's also notable that they did not need lactose to achieve the heftier body.

Oct 18, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark mahogany color with thin khaki head. Smell has roasted malt,chocolate vanilla and toasted coconut ,Taste is superb, roasted malts with chocolate/marshmallow mix then coconut vanilla cream. Mouth feel smooth and creamy with above tastes and smells, dessert in a can.

Oct 11, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can. Tan head. Thick black color. Pours more like a stout.

Reminds me of other forager pastry stouts. Thick and dessert like. Vanilla, fudge cake, coconut, and toasted marshmallow. Smooth and creamy. Very thick. Rich and decadent.

For $6 a can, this is a winner. They need to keep this up to keep cost in check.

Oct 16, 2020
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Powderhornphil from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can.

Lower carb and fairly thick looking.

Taste comes across as rich cake batter with chocolate, vanilla. Hints of coconut and marshmallow.

Oct 20, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Excellent head production, but it's a touch fizzy and very quickly disappears entirely, with no lacing or topper to ever tell the tale it was ever there. Body is a dark near-black, with cola-like transparency at the edges. No floaties, but if you swirl the glass, you can see tiny sediment particles clinging to the glass and slowly sliding down.

I know this is billed as an "Imperial Pastry Porter," so some visible imperfections of this kind are expected, but ultimately it's a disappointing look no matter how you approach it.

Sweet aroma, albeit a tinge metallic. Vanilla and marshmallow are perhaps strongest, coconut following. There's a syrupy-like sweetness along with molasses, but I can't quite find the chocolate - perhaps a bit after searching quite a while. It's a pleasant aroma, but that metallic edge isn't ideal.

Very similar on the palate, but it comes together better than on the nose. At first syrupy, it quickly yields nice notes of coconut, with a growing balance of chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallow. Coconut lingers through most of the sip, and the chocolate grows on the back third. Definitely grows on you with each sip, with the beneficial tones amplified, and no sign of the metallic note present on the nose.

Slick, but not full bodied, which is a bit surprising for a 12% ABV pastry stout. Very low but present alcohol heat; virtually no sting.

Saturday at 04:52 PM
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 15, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/30/20; drank 10/18/20 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge khaki head; strong lace.

Fresh earth, coconut, burnt caramel & cream notes in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Coconut & fresh earth flavors up front; cream & burnt caramel notes on the finish.

Balanced, at least, but the "pastry" components taste a bit artificial. Decent, but not one I'll return to.

Oct 19, 2020
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mgundy32 from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tuesday at 03:34 AM
Voyager's Getaway from Humble Forager Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 8 ratings