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Coffee Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 193
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 118 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StlHopHead77:
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +2.2%

Served in Perennial snifter

This beer pours out a midnight black body devoid of any lighter hues and supports an inch and a half of lightly tawny foam that showed moderate head retention.Slick,oily lacing was left on the glass.The nose is assertive and a good indicator of the beer's constituent parts.Big,fresh espresso roast initially followed by fragrant cinnamon then quality bittersweet chocolate,scalded milk and finally an earthy peppery note from the chiles.Taste follows the nose for the most part.Slightly sweetened espresso,baked sugars,rich chocolate,cinnamon and a slight peppery heat.Mouthfeel is appropriate.Creamy and viscous with a moderate coffee bitterness and medium/full body.Seriously balanced with a true coffee presence and a creamy moderate sweetness.Dangerously drinkable.I love the base beer and I love high quality coffee so this is extremely successful as far as I'm concerned.Hope I can score BA Abraxas when it comes around.

11-18-2013 01:59:09 | More by StlHopHead77
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-30-2014 17:05:41 | More by BrandonDZ
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

06-11-2014 19:51:59 | More by fo1ksguitar
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-12-2013 01:47:02 | More by jaminjohnson
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ionlion

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

04-03-2014 19:19:37 | More by ionlion
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

12-11-2013 16:31:44 | More by stereosforgeeks
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +4.2%

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

01-14-2014 22:27:49 | More by jeonseh
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-18-2013 15:52:07 | More by CLCardinal84
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

04-19-2014 15:56:04 | More by Schlafly33
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

04-10-2014 01:40:53 | More by weonfire
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-06-2014 05:16:12 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Schooner12

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-01-2014 14:36:00 | More by Schooner12
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

01-13-2014 05:39:43 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-26-2013 02:16:21 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2014 14:34:19 | More by hooliganlife
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

03-07-2014 16:09:51 | More by Alieniloquium
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

04-19-2014 03:20:19 | More by kbuzz
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -22%

06-22-2014 04:07:05 | More by TheSamKuehn
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

11-11-2013 15:09:08 | More by cmdmzmjm
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T-Leb

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

10-23-2013 14:08:31 | More by T-Leb
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

06-04-2014 15:07:07 | More by BuckTuckian
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jegross2

Illinois

2.06/5  rDev -54.1%

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.

05-13-2014 18:39:33 | More by jegross2
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

07-19-2014 05:14:46 | More by CraigTravor
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -10.9%

03-17-2014 03:38:16 | More by largadeer
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

02-10-2014 18:51:56 | More by mendvicdog
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Coffee Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.