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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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world-class

964 Ratings
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Ratings: 964
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 770
Gots: 196 | 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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%

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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Suds_Suds

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%

A beer that changed my life when I first had it. Beautiful balance of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and chili heat.

08-21-2014 18:56:22 | More by Suds_Suds
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Riggsenater

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2014 22:24:40 | More by Riggsenater
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jackmax

Washington

4/5  rDev -9.5%

08-28-2014 06:29:27 | More by jackmax
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robear

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-27-2014 16:49:39 | More by robear
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RedDon

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-27-2014 05:54:45 | More by RedDon
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Orlando

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-26-2014 23:42:36 | More by Orlando
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Houser

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-26-2014 16:54:15 | More by Houser
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30helens

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-25-2014 21:23:43 | More by 30helens
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grom111

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-25-2014 03:45:14 | More by grom111
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cmgray03

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2014 04:55:00 | More by cmgray03
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-23-2014 18:42:19 | More by petermethot
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-23-2014 18:15:49 | More by muskiesman
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TboneRN

Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +3.8%

08-23-2014 15:17:17 | More by TboneRN
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JohnG190

New York

4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours black with a thick mocha head and good lacing. Good retention. Aroma redolent of chiles, cinnamon, and chocolate. Spicy heat on the front of the tongue from the chiles with notes of sweet cinnamon spice. Rich chocolate follows with hints of roastiness. Full bodied with ample carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Overall, an extremely balanced offering from Perennial.

08-23-2014 01:21:09 | More by JohnG190
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Ysgard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-22-2014 12:52:00 | More by Ysgard
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Elicoleman

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2014 07:34:11 | More by Elicoleman
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ottodyer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2014 23:10:07 | More by ottodyer
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nathanmiller

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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

California

4.35/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-13-2014 22:24:20 | More by HooRy9er
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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 964 ratings.