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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,000
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 805
Gots: 203 | 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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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

BEERchitect, Mar 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Suds_Suds, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

jjdc, Today at 02:00 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

one year cellared

Pours Deep black, with mocha head, light head retension, silky as it hits the glass.
Mocha head melts away, leaves some legs on the glass.

Aroma: At first this was Chilled to the max and i got an Irony metallic nose up front, after this sat for a half hour, i was able to get The bold cocoa, Deep espresso roast, Brown sugar, Cinnamon and a hint of the Chile ... very sweet molasses and cinnamon come through after a few swirls.

Taste: Almost identical to the Aroma, Great Dark chocolate, Cocoa, Sweet molasses, a hint of the chile right before the cinnamon takes over ending on a combination of cinnamon and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Very viscous, coats the mouth with the first initial drink, creamy, almost like a melted malt. full bodied finishes with a hint of dryness.

Overall: This beer is very balanced for what it has going on, im guessing this beer fresh might be a little over spiced, id like to have this fresh at some point to see if theres more Chile heat. this beer is great , i will be seeking more in the future.

jonandhisflask, Yesterday at 01:25 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

brians52, Sunday at 03:22 PM
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

dmsohyea, Saturday at 05:45 AM
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3.95/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

CraftFan5, Friday at 09:43 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Brutus627, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Saviorself, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

dheldman, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Beerandboards, Sep 16, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -66%

ughh... can't believe this beer is rated this high.

Spice is too over powering and nasty.... to me it tastes very artificial (although probably not).

We had KBS, Grey Monday, and then this... even in this order this beer/spice was so... obnoxiously fragrant and overpowering, our tasting group couldn't finish this bottle.

sukwonee, Sep 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

jhestand, Sep 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jshusc, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

BKArmstrong, Sep 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%

dexterk1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 1,000 ratings.