This week, grab a little SUMPin’ from your friends at Perennial (St. Louis, Missouri).
This weekend, Perennial Ales releases their Imperial Coffee Stout, Sump, as well as a variant to let you try a different spin on the ale.
Named after the roastery that roasts the beans used in it, Sump’s coffee beans have their roots in Oaxaca, Mexico. The stout base is smooth and chocolatey, while the beans provide sweet and some slightly fruity notes. What really makes a great Coffee Stout is the balance between the coffee and the Stout base. Bitterness and sweetness play against each other to provide an enjoyable experience.
The Sump Variant uses two different beans from El Salvador and Ethiopia to provide a different profile to put against the beer’s base. This time notes of red berries, vanilla, and graham cracker help to balance the beer. Notably not as chocolate forward as the original version, this variant still has a unique palette of flavors for you to enjoy.