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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,361
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 935
Gots: 356 | FT: 34
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:
Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 12-16-2011

Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho Chiles, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks.

2011 - 100 cases
2012 - 200 cases
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of dymmig89
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fantalek
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Westyn
4.89/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tabhill
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FosterJM
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1814th Review on BA
Bottle to Perennial Tulip
750ml

2014 vintage

Thank you KevanB for the hookup

App- Right out of the bottle it's a bit like any other stout. A mix of dark browns, and some inky blacks. A bit of a red tinge and is very dense in the center. A good 2-1/2 finger head which is a soda like puffy brown which pops like a pancake batter.

Smell- On the nose I get a ton of the ancho. It's spicy and fragrant with a dash of spicy. A bit of the cinnamon comes in and creates a small aromatic vortex. I don't get most of the adjuncts in terms of vanilla. Slightly sweet as well. A little bitter from the nibs.

Taste- I think to me this is a step above Bomb! The flavors are melded more together and create more of a creamy flavor. Not as bitter because of the lack of coffee and I think its key. The flavors are well rounded and keep coming in waves. Creamy at first with the stout base and then a bit spicy from ancho and the cinnamon adds a prickly type of finality.

Mouth- This is a medium bodied stout with a lower carbonation level but yields a creamy flavor. All of the flavors blend well and as mentioned above the removal of the coffee makes each layer a bit more unique and flavorful. The base stout makes the lushness that much better.

Drink- Well!!! This was a long time coming and so good!!! This beats out Bomb! The removal makes the flavors pop more and creates more lushness and richness. A bit more vanilla would've been nice. I ain't mad at you Perenial!!

Photo of carmike813
4.81/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top level chili stout..not as much heat as Mexican cake and not as warm/full bodied as huna..but more cinnamon than either..well worth seeking out

Photo of bcheng
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of larryi86
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle, 2014, poured into a teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Cinnamon, chocolate, chili peppers, some vanilla, some roasted malts, caramel.

T- Lot is cinnamon, chocolate, just enough heat fron the chili peppers, coffee in the finish that lingers, vanilla, some caramel and roasted Malta, very nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, creamy, full body.

O- My first beer from Perenial and it is a good one! Wish I had a second bottle, this is a great beer, very well put together.

Photo of PacNWDad
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Chuck's 85th. This is really an exceptional beer. Pours murky dark with a tan, frothy head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of vanilla caramel, cocoa, cinnamon, raisin, roasted malt. Sweet on the tongue, some earthy notes, followed by some fire from the alcohol and peppers. Very creamy, full-bodied, lightly carbonated, huge and long finish. Truly a pleasure to drink.

Photo of aleigator
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Michael fot the bottle. 2013 Vintage.

Pours a brown, bubbly head, which disappears soon, while yielding a jet black color.

Smells of roasted malts, molasses, vanilla, honey, dried berries, cocoa nibs and a gentle amount of coffee. Underneath lies a layer of organic, herbal, slightly hot chilies.

Earthy, toasted malts and bakers chocolate build the foundation, with sweeter malts on top of them, including molasses, cane sugar, syrup and a hint of dried dark berries. The uprising sweetness gets balanced by creamy milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, cinnamon and spicy, then peppery, burning, herbal chilies. The chocolate qualities get complimented by a noteable amount of bitter coffee, which got a dry note to it. The taste of this beer in general is extremely versatile, it begins silk and creamy, and while it remains throughout smooth, it gets quite a bit heat to it, resulting from the chilies, acting as a convincing counterpoint to the upwelling sweetness, while accentuating the earthy malts and pleasantly bitter coffee. Has a very long finish, beginning right after the chili bite, along with a coffeish bitterness and an earthy note, as well as a toffee glimpse, while the chili burn warms up the belly. Every single flavor is put outstandingly well into this brew, all components unfold on the palate in an enjoyable way, while none dominates the taste on its own.

Photo of sourdog
4.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ianroodt
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JDeming
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a good witches brew

Photo of ronricorossi
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rushed out of work early to get to Trappist Provisions in Oakland. The bottles were long gone, but didn't want to take any chances on missing this on-tap, especially with the vanilla being there, too.

So, for me, like Mexican Cake, this is a perfect beer and I have no hesitation in giving it a perfect score. Rich, sweet, spiced stouts hit the absolute heights of my taste preferences, and what beer hits that profile more dead-on than this one? Like a boozy mexican hot chocolate. Spices integrated perfectly. Just the right amount of heat from the peppers. Dreaming of the BBA version. Five stars out of five.

Photo of blabaer
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HellAwaits
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SlothB77
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FrankHammer
3.65/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JFear
3.65/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Black_ox
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 1,361 ratings.