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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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1,058 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,058
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 850
Gots: 203 | FT: 13
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

CJS, Jan 02, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle served in a FFF teku. 2012 vintage.

A: Pours a dark and viscous black color with a dark mocha head forming on the pour. Great retention and nice lace sticking to the glass.

S: Chilies, cinnamon with a sweet milk chocolate. Light vanilla, sweet malts with a heavy dose of roast as well.

T: So much chocolate in this guy. Fudge and brownie notes with a lot of milk chocolate creaminess. Cinnamon with a light chili flavor. Very rich and decadent. A touch of roasted malts on the finish cuts the sweetness.

M: Heavy bodied, rich and creamy mouthfeel with a smooth carbonation level. The finish is delicious chocolate with a subtle hint of chili flavor.

O: This is how a chili chocolate stout should taste like. This blows Hunahpu's out of the water IMO and I'm not afraid to say it. Perennial killed it on this last batch.

Treebs, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

evilcatfish, Dec 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

slapperloon, Dec 27, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks to hooliganlife

Pours a deep, dark, near-blacked out color with a thinner tanned head resting on top. Faint retention with filmy coating and spotty lacing on the glass.

Absolutely wonderful nose with an excellent mix of spices - cinnamon, vanilla beans, chile spice. Chocolate and toasted dark malts with cocoa and light sweetness. Faint alcohol warmth.

Combination of warmth from chiles and sweetness from chocolate and vanilla beans up front. Cinnamon and spice throughout the profile, which is masterfully balanced with the roasted dark malts. Sweetness driven by cocoa and dark chocolate. Finishes with chile spice, vanilla and light boozy heat.

Full body, well carbonated, chewy and creamy on the tongue. I LOVE the idea of chiles and spice in beers, but rarely are they ever executed this well. Next to Hunahpu's, this is one of my favorite non-barrel aged stouts of all time.

xnicknj, Dec 26, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Ommegang Challis. Thanks to fo1kguitar for the bottles!

A- Deep Black with a brown skim of a head and no lacing

S-Cinnamon, bakers chocolate, slight pepper, oak, and well.... snickers? really nice

T-Fudge, cinnamon, chocolate and nutty oak with a subtle hint of pepper heat. Wow, really really good

M-Fairly effervescent for the style yet still creamy

O- A really well put together beer. Super integrated, complex and delicious

MinorThreat, Dec 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

mobius387, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

CummingsK21, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Blind Tiger in NYC. Pours jet black with a trace of bubbles for a head. First sip you notice the heavy cinnamon, then the cocoa nibs, then the chili aftertaste. They sure aren't lying, you can taste all that crazy stuff in there. Its a very good beer, but I had a hard time finishing an 8 ounce glass of it because of all the other stuff thrown in there. Not exactly my style of beer, but definitely an experience.

dashmartino, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

laymansbeerfan, Dec 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

dt_gbpackersfan, Dec 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Nitrogenx, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -32.1%

Hugonaut13, Dec 12, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at 44 Stone in Columbia, MO.

A - Poured a jet-black color with a light brown head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of cocoa, chilies, chocolate and roasted malt.

T - Good spicy chile pepper bite with some cinnamon flavor. Nice chocolate taste with some toasty malt and caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish. Surprisingly easy drinking for the style.

O - This is an amazing beer. Glad 44 Stone had it on tap because I've yet to see a bottle of it in town.

zeff80, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

marine1975, Dec 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

draimegould, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Anonymous1, Dec 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

CLCardinal84, Nov 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

mattizmyname, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

mnbearsfan, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

3146Tony, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours a thick motor oil black with a 1 finger dark cola head. Some long trails and bubbles of lacing that resides quickly.

S- as advertised. Cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and chocolate. It has a very nice spicy fudge aro,a the more you get into it.

T- dark chocolate, with the cinnamon, chile peppers, and vanilla sandwiched between more chocolate.

M- full body and low carbonation. Very smooth, creamy and drinkable and this beer has a nice warming feeling that creeps up after you swallow.

O- just a fantastic beer! This is a Melange a Quatre of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and chile peppers that works perfectly together. Steep price tag but a must try for sure.

kawilliams81, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

ctrevino, Nov 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Domeshot14, Nov 16, 2012
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4.83/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Batch 1, 2011 poured a very dark brown an almost black to a Victory tulip glass. Fingers with of rich khaki colored head dissipates on top. Smell is vibrant: chocolate and cinnamon come across very nicely maybe a touch of nutmeg and vanilla. The taste on this is fantastic: cinnamon really shines with a nice balance of chocolate and chilli peppers. Roasted coffee and slight vanilla peeking out in there. Perfect. Coating mouthfeel, very rich and soothing. This beer is top notch, the price is a little high but it truly is one of the best representations of the style.

Big Thanks to Andrew for this!

JustinMatthew, Nov 16, 2012
Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
96 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.