Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales
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4.09/5 rDev -13.2%
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.
08-11-2013 01:03:48 | More by thebigredone
4.75/5 rDev +0.8%
On tap at the Between the Barrels event at the brewery during StL CBW
A - Pours black color with chocolaty head, much like the regular version. Not as viscious as I was expecting, but it is definitely intimidating looking.
S - Nose is spicy hot chocolaty fudge bourbon aromas
T - BA Abraxas opens up with vanilla chocolate cinnamon on the front of the tongue. This moves on to more pronounced flavors of chocolate and cinnamon. The bourbon barrel moves in and assert its presence by adding a boozy oaky vanilla caramel layer on top. Ends spicy hot with cinnamon. The barrel aging does a really nice job of not being overly boozy, yet also adding really nice complexity and taking Abraxas to a new level.
M - Mouth is smooth and goes down well, which is surprising given this brewery usually has thinner bodied beers
D - Overall. This is a solid, solid barrel aged beer. Added a nice layer of bourbony complexity to an already great beer.
07-31-2013 22:11:40 | More by birchstick
Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.