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Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 829
Gots: 205 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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

3146Tony, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
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
Photo of JustinMatthew
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
Photo of kylehay2004
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: half finger dark tan head on a jet black body. Excellent lacing.

S: dark chocolate, vanilla, chili peppers, coffee.

T: tons of dark chocolate throughout with hints of espresso bitterness and Regaulr coffee. Vanilla and Cinnamon, red peppers round this one out.

M: full body and low to moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth.

Overall: complex, great chocolate presence with spicey notes that make this unique and very memorable. Excellent beer, glad I was here for the release.

kylehay2004, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

BeerHunter76, Nov 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Beezee, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Texasfan549, Nov 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

kjkinsey, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

bbadger, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

tat2dhllblly, Oct 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

gpawned, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

cubbyswans, Oct 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

CMB2012, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of rodkin
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1.

Thick, thick, thick, like motor oil. Small tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, but there's visible bubbling and carbonation throughout.

Smell is excellent. Chocolate, chili, cinnamon, vanilla, maybe a tiny bit of roast. Really rich and decadent, kind of a brownie batter kind of smell.

Taste is bigger on the bitterness and the spice. I was surprised at how much the spice has held up despite the age on this bottle. There's some dark chocolate, cinnamon, chili, bitter coffee roast, maybe a slight bit of vanilla sweetness. Not as good as the nose, but still very good.

Mouthfeel is great. Thick, oily, coats the mouth. Nice carbonation.

What a great stout. This combination of flavors is just excellent, and I think I'd like it almost no matter who did it, or how. Hunahpu's is still king, but this is a damn fine alternative.

rodkin, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

acurtis, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

sendsilk, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

thewimperoo, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Allagash glass. Pours obsidan black with dark brown head. Two fingers of head upon pour, a collar retains nicely, minimal lacing. Aroma is heavy on dark bitter chocolate, cacao, licorice, molasses, and roasted malts. A touch of pepper is present on the nose in the background. The taste is incredibly dry and full of cacao. This features that raw chocolate flavor which makes for a very robust and deep flavor. This pairs nicely with the thick stout base. Notes of licorice and cinnamon come through in the middle and cayenne makes an appearance at the end. The heat is minimal and builds slowly as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is thick and sturdy with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a tasty, full flavored, and rich beer. Definitely worth a try. Hunahpu's is still the king in this combo of flavors though.

homebrew311, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

jaminjohnson, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Auror, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

DonFrap, Aug 08, 2012
Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.