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Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 1,253
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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RhinoBrew

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -62.8%

07-14-2014 16:16:02 | More by RhinoBrew
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rudylaw

Illinois

3/5  rDev -36.2%

11-18-2012 19:30:10 | More by rudylaw
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -36.2%

02-11-2013 19:19:13 | More by FievelGoesWest
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3/5  rDev -36.2%

04-16-2014 02:42:53 | More by funkyaudio
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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

3/5  rDev -36.2%

07-09-2013 05:51:46 | More by EdwardFortyHands
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -30.9%

08-14-2013 13:39:50 | More by ajzy
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -25.5%

03-21-2013 11:05:14 | More by Thorpe429
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -25.5%

05-22-2013 13:35:42 | More by MarkIntihar
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -25.5%

08-07-2013 19:27:19 | More by Noyt
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -25.5%

04-17-2013 04:57:56 | More by drummermattie02
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t0rin0

California

3.59/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by stlwill at the RBSG grand tasting at Surly. I certainly wasn't going to try trading for this one so I'm grateful for the free pour.

Pours a murky black/brown color, some head but it dissipates quickly.

Aroma is really heavy on the cinnamon. Actually everything about this beer is about the cinnamon. Plenty of booze present too, along with some wood and chocolate. Not a bad start but I'm scared of how sweet this is going to be.

Flavor is as feared: too heavy on the cinnamon and sugar. The upside is that there is some whiskey, toasted wood, and chocolate behind that. Unfortunately there are also roast, burnt, and all around astringent flavors. Not overly bitter.

Body is heavy, unsurprisingly but it's a good thickness. Could use some more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 20:56:20 | More by t0rin0
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at churchkey

Pours an opaque dark brown with a ring of dark mocha head and a splotchy film. Nose of booze, coconut, vanilla extract, rubbing alcohol, peppermint and cocoa. Medium thick body, light carbonation, silky texture. Rich, sweet flavor with slight bitterness and peppery heat in finish. Not as sweet as expected from nose, more balance of spice with sweet; coconut, chili pepper, cinnamon, cocoa and burning. I'm having a hard time in the finish distinguishing between bitterness, alcohol burn and pepper heat. Better than expected, but no Hunahpu. The chilis sort of ruin this for me, oh well

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2013 22:18:57 | More by yourefragile
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -20.2%

08-05-2013 21:19:41 | More by Luk13
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coz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -20.2%

11-18-2012 17:16:17 | More by coz
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -20.2%

07-07-2013 21:54:29 | More by Benjiehorn
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Niners49

Illinois

4/5  rDev -14.9%

02-22-2014 22:52:56 | More by Niners49
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Thecherryman

Arizona

4/5  rDev -14.9%

04-21-2013 04:23:23 | More by Thecherryman
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -14.9%

02-26-2013 05:56:23 | More by drewone
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -14.9%

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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -14.9%

12-28-2013 09:59:20 | More by corby112
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boxcar01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -14.9%

11-15-2013 19:53:44 | More by boxcar01
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -14.9%

03-24-2013 17:00:37 | More by jrallen34
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -14.9%

08-05-2013 02:08:26 | More by tom10101
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a pitcher at Great Taste of the Midwest. Didn't particularly care for the non-BA version, so interested how I perceive this.

Visuals look good and smell is great.

Taste is completely different from what I recall the non-BA version to be. Whereas the flavors in the regular version were quite muddled, I get distinct cinnamon, chile, and chocolate flavors out of this. Very tasty. However, I get no barrel presence at all on this beer.

Overall, I finally understand the hype and ratings behind this beer. More barrel presence would be nice, but it is quite delicious.

Serving type: growler

08-11-2013 01:03:48 | More by thebigredone
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black as night pour, big dark brown head, but retention was floating. Ended up inky and still. Light bourbon nose, with spice and cinnamon, and slight peppery heat, with roast, char, and chocolate. Tasted heavies on the cinnamon. Light spiciness, medium barrel with touches of booze and a cocoa powder finish. Thick and creamy, full bodied, heavy.

The over the top cinnamon is a little detracting for me, as its not a flavor I like, but worked well for it. I like Hunaphu better due to its balancing flavors, but this was really good.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 22:22:42 | More by EgadBananas
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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.