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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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987 Ratings

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 793
Gots: 202 | 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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Photo of mhksuccess
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a bottle into a Hunahpu snifter
pour is dark with little head and very little lacing
smell is heavy chocolate and cinammon
which is very consistent with the taste
overwhelming great chocolate and cinammon mix
i don't know if the taste of the pepper faded as this bottle was a year old
either way an excellent drink and would definite get again

mhksuccess, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of embarrwesment
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

embarrwesment, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of FeelinSurley
4/5  rDev -9.3%

FeelinSurley, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

josephwa, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%

11/2013 bottle.

A- Pitch black, coffee head with good retention down to medium dark coffee lacing with good legs.

S- Lots of chocolate in the batch, less on cinnamon and spice. Take that back, on second try more cinnamon, but still low on spice. Minor toffee malt backbone.

T- Somewhat creamy chocolate, some biting spice and a good amount of cinnamon. Some graham cracker in there.

M- Kinda light here, which is the downfall for this batch. Minimal carb, kinda creamy. Great all around beer though here!

O- I have had BA a few times over, dunno why it took me awhile to rate this. Grab it if you can, a great beer. Huna>Mexi Cake>Abraxas>Space Ghost>Copper Kettle Mexican Chocolate Stout. Try them all

gueuzedreg, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

DC_Brah, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

twowheelssoar, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%

750ml, 2012 batch
Lost Abbey TEKU

A: Pitch black. No light gets through. Looks pretty thick, but having side by side with Hunahpu it's not as thick as that. Alcohol feet. Some dark tan bits of lacing.

S: Lots of cinnamon here. Roast notes. Dark chocolate fudge. Herbal spiciness.

T: I hope you like cinnamon, which normally I do. This was almost like a dark winter warmer to me. The spice bill completely dominates the beer. I wish that the chocolate and the roast and the fudge/vanilla were played up more. Big beer. Round sip. Lingering spice on the end of the palate.

M: Full bodied.

inlimbo77, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

cistercian12, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Flabbyjandro, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

MarkyMOD, Oct 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

ksodemann, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

mcrago, Oct 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

ChrisMQ, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

bstyle, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

mquartuccio87, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%

On tap at the brewery
The beer pours jet black with a thin dark tan was that fizzles into a thin halo with little lacing (slightly oily residue) and no sediment. The nose is marshmallow-vanilla, chilies, and some bitter cocoa on the back end. It's not potently aromatic, but all the different notes come through in time. The taste is sweet and marshmallowy upfront, but there is much more distinct cocoa compared to the nose. It's full bodied, lightly carbonated, has rich and distinct flavors, masked alcohol, and a slight heat from the chilies in the finish. This is a fantastic stout, with a rich, full body, bold adjuncts, and seductive drinkability

ThePorterSorter, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

mychalg9, Sep 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

arcook11, Sep 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Morey, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Tertullian007, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

hooliganlife, Sep 29, 2013
Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.