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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fantastic Voyage is a harmonic melange of coconut and Imperial Milk Stout brought to us by brewer Jim Leabig. Loads of coconut, lactose and black malt balance each other to provide flavors reminiscent of chocolate covered coconut with a finish smooth like silk sheets. Best enjoyed while listening to slow jams by candlelight.

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4.6
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
This was a real treat. Heavy sweet chocolate aroma with toasted coconut in the background. Basically no carbonation in this beer, but it wasn't missed. The flavor reminded me of an Almond Joy candy bar. Excellent sweet chocolate and loads of toasted coconut. My girlfriend, who isn't a big beer drinker, said she'd drink it any day. Very sweet, very chocolatey, very smooth and creamy feel to the drink. Mostly coconut flavor stays on the palate, which sounds odd for a beer, but it was delicious. Highly recommended!

4.5
zebra (2205) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
somehow didn’t get the coconut yesterday. finished the bottle, and had the fantastic voyage, today. frothy, grass, amber, cloudy, smoke, earthy, fizzy, lively, woody, basement aromas

4.5
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Nearly black pour at GABF. Loads of mounds bar in the nose and flavor. Hell this might as well be a candy bar with alcohol. Sweet, smooth and incredibly delicious.

4.5
ads135 (4844) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Superb stout. Very chocolately and rich. Thick mouthfeel, creamy and dark. Not much in the way of apparent hops, a pure stout through and through.

4.4
jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pitch black coloured body with a oily, two centimetre tall brown head and a completely opaque black glow. Aroma of rich roasted malt, alcohol, coconut, pandanus (used to make kaya), taro and hints of spices - perhaps some curry and kaffir lime? Full-bodied; Rich roasty malt at first then gives way immediately to sweetness from the coconut and pandan flavours, a touch of acid comes from limes and all blends well with some spices such as anise and fennel seed. Aftertaste is nice and robust with a great blend of spices, savoury, sweet and milky - very nice and well done, all with some alcohol, but not too much. Overall, I pretty much expected a beer like this, but with the reviews as low as they were, I didn’t think I’d get this - but this is a great beer, it’s that simple. The flavour profile is there, the complexity is great and the range in tastes from the initial taste to the last bit on the tongue at the end is amazing. Definitely worth trying if you can find this - even if you have to bring it back a few hundred miles! I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Binny’s (South Loop) in Chicago, Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$15.99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-January-2014 after a chilly night.

4.3
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Creamy chocolate and vanilla with a light coconut finish. Simply freaking Delicious!

4.2
jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with tan brown head. Nose and taste of coconut milk, roast chocolate malt, vanilla beans, roast coffee and toasted almonds. Medium body. Light lactose and dry coconut finish.

4.2
DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle, shared with my lovely wife. Very very dark brown, copper-red highlights. Huge roast on the nose, huge, with sweet undertones but not specifically coconut. The coconut does come through in th palate though, in a natural non-sweet way, like coconut milk. There is a distinct lactic sweetness that smoothes out the hearty robust burnt malt. Quite sweet and chocolatey. Very full bodied, velvety mouthfeel. Just really delicious, a big surprise!

4.2
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pours true black with a thin, fine brown head. Initial aroma is heavy on chocolate and really sweet. Initial taste is chocolate, coffee and nutty, with just a slight hint of coconut at the end. Roasty malty flavor comes through nicely. Creamy, sweet finish. Overall, this is a smooth, rather complex, but easy-sipping offering. Playful little brew.

4.2
Strykzone (7482) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Draft at Bigelo’s. The looks like a big dangerous stout but it drinks so smooth. Coconut, chocolate, roasted coffee notes, dark fruit, lactic. This was so interesting and so smooth. Just a delightful beer. If you are looking for an over the top out of control imperial stout then pass this one up. It is none of that. What it is is a beautifully crafted joining of some wonderful flavors. Really impressed by this.


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