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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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1,437 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,437
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 978
Gots: 388 | FT: 38
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
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I initially gave this a tick drinking at the tap room at LP Binny's, but the beer took FOREVER to warm up (air conditioning is real there!), so I finally got a bottle myself, and am giving this another shot.

The beer pours an awesome head for a stout this heavy; nice brown foam and really oily lacing. Great looking beer. The smell itself is pretty coffee-heavy, with not too much else too it (at least that I got).

The taste of the beer is extremely coffee-forward when you first start drinking (especially if the beer hasn't warmed); I can only imagine what Coffee Abraxas tastes like. The chile heat is always present as a faint acidic aftertaste, but as the beer warms, it becomes sweeter and you get more of a cinnamon presence (not a cinnamon bomb by any means, though).

I'm not a huge fan of coffee-forward beers, which generally means that bitter, cacao-forward stouts aren't my favorite. I didn't love the coffee-like taste of this, but the beer itself is complex and really interesting, so much so that I was willing to blow through the entire bottle in one sitting. It reminds me of a more-balanced, sweeter version of Xocoveza in many ways, which is definitely a compliment (since Xocoveza was excellent, and I would've enjoyed it even more if it were sweeter and less hot).

I first had this and the Abyss around the same time, and while both give you a lot of coffee at the beginning, the other components of Abraxas were what made me come back and give Abraxas a second shot. Excellent, and right up there with BCBCS as the best coffee-forward stouts I've ever had.

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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
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