Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Florida9:
4.6/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Black in color. Forms a very thin, but very thick dark mocha colored head that reduces to just a very thin ring around the edge. No lacing.
S: Aroma is is very complex. Chocolate, ancho, cinnamon, roasted malts, chocolate, and alcohol.
T: Taste is also very complex. Sweet dark malts, chocolate, baking spice, ancho, cinnamon. Alcoholic, but balanced by the sweetness. As to be expected, this one really tastes very much a like a Mexican Hot Chocolate.
M: Thick, viscous, and smooth. Sweet, peppery. Lower carbonation. Very mild bitterness.
O: Yet another very nice beer.This is one that lives up to the hype.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 00:39:18 | More by Florida9
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4.68/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Picked this up from a great trade with Mike! Bottled Jan 2013. An aggressive pour yields a beautiful pitch black body with a quickly fading one finger caramel-colored head with basically no lacing. The nose is complex and incredible! The chilies, cacao nibs, and cinnamon are all equally represented, and when you throw in the whiskey barrel, it's over the top! Also getting coconut and vanilla along with hints of dark chocolate and booze. The taste is just as complex. Once again, everything comes through as advertised, which isn't always the case with these types of beers. Huge cinnamon notes, huge cacao, and huge, but not too huge, chili peppers. Tons of dark chocolate fudge and coconut, along with hints of oak, vanilla, whiskey, tobacco, and subtle dark fruits. The mouthfeel is thick and rich and incredibly smooth. The heat from the chilies is there, but it's perfection. Too many times with chili beers, the peppers overwhelm and distract. But not with this beer. Overall, this beer delivers in every way. All the advertised elements were bold, yet equally represented. Can't think of any other beer that delivered on what was advertised quite like this. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 18:48:51 | More by beerdrifter
Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.