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Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 1,229
Gots: 96 | 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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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-10-2014 15:39:21 | More by atlbravsrno1
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moonman14

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-10-2014 14:28:26 | More by moonman14
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Grant9

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

07-09-2014 14:48:52 | More by Grant9
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ToddHolder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-08-2014 22:04:21 | More by ToddHolder
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Joose33

Missouri

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-07-2014 22:44:03 | More by Joose33
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Deltoro

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

07-07-2014 16:53:29 | More by Deltoro
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-07-2014 01:59:39 | More by MaximumYuks
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gkoz

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

07-06-2014 02:52:12 | More by gkoz
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gator79

Washington

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-06-2014 00:34:02 | More by gator79
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Lfty357

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-05-2014 18:00:10 | More by Lfty357
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solo103

Florida

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-05-2014 17:57:58 | More by solo103
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 release, black waxed. Tulip glass.

A: Pours night black with some swirls of medium brown head which dissipates immediately, leaving a thin ring of sand colored head. No lacing to speak of; retention is below average, as after a few minutes the surface looks completely still.

S: Rich cinnamon and vanilla, mixed in with dark hot chocolate and a bit of oak which really enhances the vanilla, and a touch of whisky as it warms completely. A little dark fruit from the malt which adds a nice dimension of complexity.

T: Again, rich, dark cocoa melds with vanilla bean, and a wisp of chili spice carries through to the finish, and just a touch of whiskey on the finish. You can barely detect the alcohol—a bit of burn is evident—but it’s mostly hidden under the other elements.

M: Thick, mouthcoating on the palate, giving a perfect impression of Mexican hot chocolate. Light carbonation.

O: Very tasty, they really nailed the Mexican stout style. But the barrel treatment is very light, almost to the point of not being noticeable. Thus, even though the barrel treatment smooths out some of the rough edges of the regular version, the value added is almost negligible.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 00:27:06 | More by pmarlowe
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-04-2014 05:30:16 | More by random846
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benewton

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-03-2014 16:16:00 | More by benewton
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours as thick as molasses and black as December midnight. Dark brown, rich, chocolatey colored head forms and retains prety well. Looks a little intimidating in the glass. High carbonation for the style is both visibily and audibly evident during the pour.

S- Dark, spicy, sweet, and a touch bitter on the nose. Dark malts and barrel are the dominant flavors in the scent, with vanilla sweetness and oaky spiciness being the prominent barrel flavors. The dark malt is s tough burnt and a touch bitter, but great notes of chocolate and just a little tiny bit of the peppers.

T- Starts off with a bang of chocolate and burnt dark malts and then moves straight toward the barrel. The barrel flavors present are led by a sweeter vanilla and a fairly spicy oak, just like in the scent. The chocolate comes rushing back, but this time has a new partner in crime; cinnamon. Malts quickly move in on the cinnamon's territory and take back over with just a touch of the spicy peppers.

M- Thick, smooth, creamy, and of course boozey the whole way. This beer drinks like a champ, but still displays its power in a combination of alcohol burn and rye barrel flavors. Not quite a sipper, only because the flavors are so damn delicious.

Overall, this beer lives up to the hype, enough said. I'm a little sad that I traded one away.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 00:34:29 | More by boilermakerbrew
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bryang002

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-01-2014 02:28:34 | More by bryang002
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -9.4%

06-30-2014 21:44:34 | More by grover37
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.98/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This bottle was the 2013 version opened in June 2014. This beer stood out amongst many. It tastes like a rich, fudge brownie with spices and maybe a bourbon glaze. The mouthfeel sets this beer apart. It is as rich as Bourbon County series. The cinnamon and hints of chili are still there to poke through and make this beer interesting. There are hints of vanilla and certainly some booziness. Absolutely decadent and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 19:49:25 | More by PHBoiler
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daryk77

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-30-2014 14:30:20 | More by daryk77
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sliks96

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-30-2014 02:01:44 | More by sliks96
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Dawgboned37

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a specifically labeled Abraxas glass. Thin head quickly dissipated into dark oil-like body. Smell has small traces of whiskey, toasty malt, and heavy cinnamon. No whiskey in the taste at all, but significant cinnamon flavoring. Also coco and toasty malt flavor. Heavy, thick mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 01:48:20 | More by Dawgboned37
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

06-29-2014 21:29:52 | More by schmidtmattsays
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sblanton83

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%

06-29-2014 21:19:59 | More by sblanton83
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-29-2014 12:56:10 | More by masterofsparks
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SteveDoeschot

Missouri

5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-29-2014 03:52:41 | More by SteveDoeschot
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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.