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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

947 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 762
Gots: 194 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho Chiles, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks.

2011 - 100 cases
2012 - 200 cases

(Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 12-16-2011)
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.55/5  rDev +3.2%

2012 vintage into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black with a dark, fluffy mocha colored head with good retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick but sparse with oily legs. Real menacing look brew.

Nose is mint, chocolate, fudge, and cocoa. Vanilla beans smooth out the experience while a touch of spice tickles the nose. Very deep and rich. Moderately aromatic. Solid.

Opens cocoa, cinnamon spice, chocolate, and fudge. Vanilla beans add even more sweetness towards the middle. Some heat comes in towards the end amidst more fudge and milk and dark chocolate sweetness. Chili peppers in the end with a heated, sweet, cinnamon finish. Great complexity, very unique, and really well integrated.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily, slick, and rich in the mouth and goes down messy, smooth, and thick. Messy finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Couldn't ask for more.

I haven't been a fan of a lot of Perennial's beers and in fact, I feel they're a bit over-rated overall. However, Abraxas is a revelation. The flavor has great balance and complexity, the feel is incredible, and the look and nose are spot on. I wish I'd picked up a lot more of these when I had the chance.

06-19-2013 01:52:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%

Gaining inspirations from ancient central America; the sweet, savory, and spicy taste of mole gives this 1-year cellared stout as much meldedness as it does complexity.

Starting off with a mimicry of espresso- the dark black beer has a gaze of cloudiness cast over it and hardly allows any depth of clarity. Capped by a sandy-tan steadfast head, the foam slowly collapses back into the beer until its dainty froth circles the glass in even more espresso-like fashion. Relatively low on retention, the beer speckles the glass with pockets of sticky foam.

A strong foundation of bold-roast coffee, cocoa-rich chocolates, brown sugar, molasses, and campfire roast set the tone for certain stout-like aromas. But its the peppery scent of undeniable cinnamon and the twinge of capsacin that tantalize the nose with complements of black jellybeans and mild vegetal pepper fruit that poke through the malts

Similar to its scent- the bold richness of creamy malts coat the early palate with the sweetness of burnt sugars and malted milk (milkshake). Saturated tastes of bittersweet chocolate is exacerbated with true dry cocoa additions. Just when its middle palate release light fruit and spice of grape, cherry, and aniseed; the sultry spices of pepper and cinnamon come on and extend into the finish. Warm, fruity, spicy, and roasty- the beer keeps rewarding the palate into an indefinite finish.

Undoubted is the beer's full body. The roast is wrapped around a malty center of residual sweetness, heavy cream malt, and marshmallowy carbonation. But as the beer slowly releases its sugars and carbonation, the onset of spice, warmth, and supple dryness keeps the beer developing deep within a savory and extended finish.

The Mexican inspired stout would make the Aztecs proud- as this beer has certainly earned respect among the best that today's craft beer world offers. The beer is meticulously balanced and doesn't shy away from powerful complexities in addition. It's beautiful in its recipe design, brewer execution, and courage.

03-26-2013 17:15:36 | More by BEERchitect
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nathanmiller

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2014 22:17:36 | More by nathanmiller
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rawfish

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2014 00:06:28 | More by rawfish
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tripelhops

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-17-2014 12:53:10 | More by tripelhops
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Rowen

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +6.1%

08-17-2014 05:38:00 | More by Rowen
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jloomis

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-16-2014 19:22:27 | More by jloomis
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legend8706

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-16-2014 11:54:58 | More by legend8706
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HooRy9er

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-13-2014 22:24:20 | More by HooRy9er
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FriedCheeseCurds

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-13-2014 14:49:40 | More by FriedCheeseCurds
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Dmad34

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-13-2014 00:16:37 | More by Dmad34
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.39/5  rDev -0.5%

A-Black in the glass, some carbonation, one finger brown head that fades.

S-Mild peppers, great deal of cinnamon, chocolate is there and very mild roasted malt.

T-The peepers are the but not overpowering and nice and mild. The cinnamon is great. Mild chocolate as well.

M-Medium to heavy with carbonation

O-A really good stout, the only thing that over shadowed it was the BA version.

08-12-2014 20:11:22 | More by rlee1390
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hoop454

Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-12-2014 15:37:22 | More by hoop454
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-12-2014 13:49:14 | More by dsigmon
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-12-2014 13:35:23 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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DrRei

Missouri

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-11-2014 01:10:21 | More by DrRei
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-11-2014 01:03:29 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-08-2014 14:04:39 | More by ThatCracker
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JayCheG

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

08-08-2014 02:05:26 | More by JayCheG
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just_in

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2014 23:18:01 | More by just_in
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.3%

08-07-2014 01:13:10 | More by sneth019
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-06-2014 02:06:07 | More by ToddBeans
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Moc513

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-06-2014 01:11:36 | More by Moc513
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2014 20:01:27 | More by heavenlyStash
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TNeedles

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

08-04-2014 02:21:59 | More by TNeedles
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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.