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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

920 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 920
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 742
Gots: 184 | 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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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2013 21:03:31 | More by enelson
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myuncle

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-27-2013 11:58:48 | More by myuncle
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15%

07-27-2013 04:04:48 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2013 10:52:32 | More by ComRock12
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2013 01:24:37 | More by MarkFy
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2013 19:01:39 | More by LincolnHawk
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-22-2013 16:23:15 | More by InspectorBob
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2013 16:18:42 | More by trxxpaxxs
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours pitch black and seems thick with a one finger dark tan head.

S - Cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla bean and fudge... Not your normal nose of "roasted malts and dark chocolate." Very rich, almost indulgence.

T - The taste is dominated by the chili. But, picture a chili wrapped in cinnamon chocolate. To me, it didn't seem overdone, but hit the right notes. You get some pepper heat on the finish.

M - Thick & chewy with medium to high carbonation. Velvety smooth on the texture.

O - This is a rich beer that deserves attention when drinking it. Absolutely stunning in this style.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 02:23:03 | More by cvm4
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metalgdog

New York

4/5  rDev -9.3%

07-14-2013 02:15:14 | More by metalgdog
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-13-2013 21:41:54 | More by sliverX
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laxer8811

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2013 21:18:23 | More by laxer8811
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2013 15:27:48 | More by jacewg
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -32%

07-13-2013 03:48:40 | More by chippo33
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jamespub

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

07-11-2013 03:42:20 | More by jamespub
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-07-2013 06:58:18 | More by akang
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-06-2013 17:44:53 | More by mmcnaughton
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-02-2013 15:21:54 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Andreias21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-01-2013 14:24:02 | More by Andreias21
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

07-01-2013 13:05:21 | More by Gotti311
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

07-01-2013 00:47:27 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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eggs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-28-2013 20:32:38 | More by eggs
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to match1112 for the awesome BIF beer. Tasted 3 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours black and thick, with half a finger of deep brown-tan head. Good retention, good lacing. Nice.

Smell is full of all kinds of spice and variety. I get cinnamon first, then vanilla, with a pinch of smoky chili pepper. Behind all that is a robust, sweet stout with chocolate and molasses. Excellent, and reminds me a lot of some of the Deschutes anniversary beers (e.g. BB XIII).

Taste is more dominated by one element, specifically the chili, which comes on bright and red early and maintains a steady burn. The sweetness and chocolate settle in below it, but the subtle spices and additions that were so delightful in the nose get bowled over by the zap, zing, and swizz. A little less pepper, please. But still quite tasty.

Thick and chewy, though not as heavy as I was anticipating. Medium-low carbonation, fits the beer well.

A really interesting stout, with some fabulous things going on in the smell. Unfortunately, they're mostly overpowered in the taste by a few dominant characteristics. But all around, it's really good, and quite different from most big stouts I've had (save the Deschutes BB anniversary series I already mentioned).

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 18:36:57 | More by zeledonia
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-27-2013 12:54:08 | More by Hophead717
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Franch

New York

2.5/5  rDev -43.3%

06-27-2013 05:01:46 | More by Franch
Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 920 ratings.