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Coffee Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 10.04%
Wants: 210
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-14-2013)
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
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4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - The beer was a dark black color, looking like used motor oil. A slight mocha head topped the glass.

Smell - The aroma I detected was almost a syrupy coffee smell. The sweetness in the aroma was almost overwhelming.

Taste - This seems a little lighter than regular, but certainly tastier. Initially, I am led to believe this will be sweet like molasses and coffee. Then, I notice cinnamon and vanilla. I do no get the impression of spice in this one. The warming in the aftertaste is mild, but it is the thick sweetness that gives the biggest impression.

Mouthfeel - This is thick and coats the tongue and throat. It leaves an impression well after the swallow.

Overall - I liked this one a lot. This is a fantastic stout.

JohnnyHopps, Apr 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Dark chocolate with a big frothy rocky head to it

S - Green, fresh and slightly vegetal coffee, cinnamon, spice, dark chocolate, fudgy goodness, and slight peanut butter

T - Dark chocolate, slightly astringent dark espresso, fresh deep chocolate, slight peanut butter, slight spice and cinnamon meld together well

M - Thick creamy beer with slight astringency and heat from the cinnamon and peppers

O - Really good with the coffee adding a dark chocolate and fresh coffee that adds some nice depth and flavor to a good base beer

jeonseh, Jan 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

hooliganlife, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous black with a huge khaki head. Great retention. Surface foam lasts forever.

Smell - Peppers, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. Lacking the graham cracker around that I love in Abraxas.

Taste - Chocolatey and more peppery. Coffee adds some acidity to it. Cinnamon and chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel - Thick and viscous, but not too sweet. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Disappointing compared to the hype, but it's still a very good beer.

Alieniloquium, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

kbuzz, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

cmdmzmjm, Nov 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BA Abraxas > Coffee Abraxas > Abraxas

It's a great beer. I like it more than regular Abraxas, but not as much as BA Abraxas.

The nose of this beer is very complex, then you taste it and I think it's just perfect. I don't really try to distinguish all the individual flavors, it just works.

T-Leb, Oct 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

BuckTuckian, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of jegross2
2.06/5  rDev -54%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Reviewing the Coffee Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Score: 43

Fall 2013 vintage bottle served in an Abraxas glass and enjoyed on 07/25/14, alongside batch 1 and batch 2 Barrel Aged Abraxas.

Appearance: Pours a shiny, inky black color with a finger of head of mocha colored head. Good lacing and retention. Nice oily legs and browning from the swirl too. 4.25/5

Smell: Lots of green pepper, with subtler notes of cinnamon, milk chocolate and very faint coffee behind it. This nose has a lot of vegetal similarity, in a bad way, with Sump and regular Barrel Aged Sump; maybe it has something to do with the coffee blend used? The green pepper character is pretty unpleasant, but the residual aroma of cinnamon and milk chocolate is nice and saves this aroma from being a complete disaster. 2/5

Taste: Has a sharp green pepper flavor upfront with a little tang and fruitiness on the back half. Definitely some minor off flavors present here. There's a mix of milk chocolate and old coffee on the back half, with a kiss of cinnamon on the midpalate. Poor flavor integration here, which is a shame given the balanced master piece of regular Abraxas and Barrel Aged Abraxas. A tinge of booze too. The green pepper character in the taste, like the nose, is quite unpleasant, but it is not undrinkable. The beer finishes with a faint milk chocolate flavor that sticks around a bit. 2/5

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, low-medium carbonation. Given the viscous body of regular Abraxas and Barrel Aged Abraxas, this is a huge disappointment. Vegetal flavor, but otherwise balanced with a touch of residual sweetness on the finish. 1.5/5

Overall: This beer was much roastier and chocolatey on tap (and it had none of the green pepper character) the night before FOBAB compared to this bottle. I have sampled much fresher pours from two other bottles, and my experience with those bottles was roughly comparable to this one. I think the coffee character here was entirely too vegetal, and that it overshadowed and overpowered the characters that make Abraxas special. I would certainly give this beer another whirl if I saw it on tap, but I would not seek out another pour from a bottle.

Cost: $30 for a 750 ml bottle.

jegross2, May 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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Coffee Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.