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Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 1,530
Gots: 126 | FT: 7
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

1/2012 750ml bottle poured into a Goose Island glass. Having had non-BA Abraxas before.

A- Jet black same old saying. Minimal lacing that goes away quickly.

S- Cinnamon forward. How the hell did they get sooo much cinnamon into a ba beer? Cinnamon Toast Crunch followed by slight whiskey stout. I am impressed.

T- Again, cinnamon toast crunch, but less sugary with more whiskey obviously, and anise/licorice present with chocolate. A terrific beer, everything that it is hyped to be; and waaay better than non-ba abraxas. I would love to try the new coffee abraxas; for another time.

M- Pretty thick here for a ba stout. This is the mouthfeel that I like in a ba stout.

O- This beer is sooo different from anything that I have had before. I am soooo happy I have another to revisit.

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So pleased to have found this on tap at a special release at Flying Saucer KC

A- dark as night. Looks thick, viscous and still as can be in the glass. A dark tan, cake like head settles to a picturesque ring. Beautiful beer.

S- Aroma detected from a foot away amidst the fried potatoes and burger smell from the kitchen. Cocoa nibs lead the way of decedent fine chocolate. Vanilla wafers, lactose, and strong whiskey presence that makes itself known. Cinnamon and brown sugar in the finish that paves the road for the chili spice aroma. Quite possibly the best smelling beer i have encountered.

T- All the flavors the nose detected with maybe a slightly stronger whiskey character. Cinnamon hits first for me, followed by milk chocolate, marshmallows, some coconut and vanilla. Burn throughout is a little distracting. I get it...it's 11%, but there is a difference between the booze adding depth and becoming distracting

M- Subtle carb, full body, creamy, and fairly drinkable. The booze presence is almost as if I'm taking a shot of whiskey with each sip.

O- A truly impressive brew that I am glad to have gotten my hands on. Maybe I would prefer a more tempered booze presence, but I am probably in the minority there. Love the cinnamon toast crunch quality. Can't wait to try the non-barrel aged version.

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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
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