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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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98
world-class

911 Ratings
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97
world-class

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 732
Gots: 187 | FT: 15
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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Reviews by zeledonia:
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to match1112 for the awesome BIF beer. Tasted 3 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours black and thick, with half a finger of deep brown-tan head. Good retention, good lacing. Nice.

Smell is full of all kinds of spice and variety. I get cinnamon first, then vanilla, with a pinch of smoky chili pepper. Behind all that is a robust, sweet stout with chocolate and molasses. Excellent, and reminds me a lot of some of the Deschutes anniversary beers (e.g. BB XIII).

Taste is more dominated by one element, specifically the chili, which comes on bright and red early and maintains a steady burn. The sweetness and chocolate settle in below it, but the subtle spices and additions that were so delightful in the nose get bowled over by the zap, zing, and swizz. A little less pepper, please. But still quite tasty.

Thick and chewy, though not as heavy as I was anticipating. Medium-low carbonation, fits the beer well.

A really interesting stout, with some fabulous things going on in the smell. Unfortunately, they're mostly overpowered in the taste by a few dominant characteristics. But all around, it's really good, and quite different from most big stouts I've had (save the Deschutes BB anniversary series I already mentioned).

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 18:36:57 | More by zeledonia
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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.