Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales
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5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle poured in to snifter.
A - Poured a thick, sludgy ink black colour with a thin layer of espresso coloured that quickly reduced to a ring around the glass.
S - A big (unexpected) coconut aroma up front that is followed by a big sweet cocoa aroma and notes of char, whiskey, chilli peppers and a touch of smoke. An absolutely wonderful nose.
T - A huge toasted coconut flavour up front that gives way to cinnamon and ancho chilli notes that come through beautifully in flavour without a lot of heat. Sweet chocolate and molasses notes enter mid-palate and balance out the spices nicely. The barrel presence is more muted than expected but adds a nice layer of whiskey and char notes throughout and a touch of vanilla that shows up in the finish. The flavours work so well together and are well integrated with the barrel aging.
M - Full body. Somewhat viscous. Light to moderate carbonation.
O - This beer was flawless.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2013 00:43:44 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.