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Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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534 Ratings
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 1,280
Gots: 101 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittehouse rye whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho chiles, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.

(Beer added by: Etan on 11-18-2012)
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dbc5

Ohio

4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle poured into Southern Tier Pumking tulip.

A: Great looking pour. Pitch black with absolutely no light penetrating the glass even when held directly to a lamp. Moderate pour yields a one finger mocha head that hangs around a decent length of time given the 11% abv. Once it receded however, I didn't get any lacing.

S: I think this is one of my favorite smelling beers ever. I'm taken back to my childhood and mornings of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and milk. Whiskey is present yet not overpowering, perfectly integrated. Loads of vanilla too, almost like cinnamon roll icing. The stout characteristics are also apparent at the back end.

T: Wow! This is an incredibly unique and interesting beer. I don't think I've tasted anything quite like it. So much flavor in every sip. Whiskey, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, and chile heat are there in droves. The chile heat crept up on me just a bit as it wasn't as discernible in the nose as it is on the palate. It works nicely and adds another layer of complexity and an interesting dynamic to the beer.

M: Silky, smooth, and slightly oily on the tongue. If I have any criticism here, it is that I could have used just a bit of a thicker mouthfeel (although this one certainly isn't thin). Outside of that, the low to moderate carbonation and smoothness allow the flavors to really shine.

O: There is no doubt about it, this beer is phenomenal. There is slightly more chile heat on the tongue than I anticipated from the nose, but that adds a nice little surprise to the first sip. I do think I would like to lay another bottle down for awhile and see what happens when the chile presence fades a bit, although I don't necessarily believe it will make for a better beer, just a different beer. One of the most memorable and enjoyable beer experiences I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 01:25:46 | More by dbc5
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes from 7/24/14

A- Pours a thick, viscous motor-oil black with a small light brown head that recedes to a film and leaves some lacing. When swirled some nice alcohol legs are visible.

S- Massive waves of cinnamon and chocolate waft out of the glass immediately! Tons of sweet chocolate and bitter dark chocolate. There is almost a maple syrup smell, and some molasses going on. Fudge and some whiskey and vanilla. The nice touch of chilies gives a spicy and sweet touch that rounds this out. So complex and so fantastic!

T- It bursts with flavors as soon as it hits the tongue! Bitter dark chocolate up front, followed by logs of chili peppers, and a whole lot of whiskey as well. Some dark roasty malts give some coffee-like flavor. Hints of cinnamon and vanilla add to the complexity. A lot of boozy heat and spicy heat make this a very slow sipper.

M- Incredibly thick and viscous, nice carbonation, dry, and a good bit of heat.

O- This is just an awesomely crafted beer that hits so many different notes without being messy! I personally would prefer a little less booze and heat to allow for some other flavors to shine more, but it's a very minor complaint!

Serving type: bottle

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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.