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Barrel-Aged Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales

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662 Ratings
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 1,365
Gots: 122 | FT: 9
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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4.75/5  rDev +0.6%

mtrog313, Apr 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -4.7%

fredmugs, Apr 28, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

what a treat to have had this beer. shout out to steve, joel66 and dasolomon. steve thanks for busting this one out sorry i dont know your ba name

on to the brew,

i'll keep this short and sweet, unlike the abraxas

pours as thick as motor oil, no question about that one, I really don't know if subconsciously that effects my perception of a stout as I usually would expect a thicker stout to be more well-crafted than a stout with high abv and be thin, something like regular dark lord. no matter.

smells likes 100 percent dark fruits. thick, heavy dark fruits and not a trace of anything else. i myself don't enjoy that smell or taste so i wasn't particularly pleased.

taste- HOLY MOLY! sensational! AMAzing! other positive adjectives! dark dark dark cocoa with an amazing zesty cinnamon taste that blasted through my palate like a JDAM on a bunker in afghanistan. i have never tasted anything like that, the cinnamon note did not go away for at least 3 minutes after the first sip. the mouthfeel was probably the best i have ever experienced. this is an awesome beer. i got no dark fruits and no alcohol. it was a heavy as you can imagine but didnt actually weigh me down like you would expect.

Great beer, all other imperial stouts need not apply

jsm1289, Apr 28, 2013
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ADTaber, Apr 27, 2013
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readbaron, Apr 18, 2013
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mobius387, Apr 15, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the many bottles opened last Saturday. From notes.

A- Pours a deep black with a thin dark mocha head. Minimal lacing left behind.

S- One of the best smelling beers I've had. Freshly baked cinnamon rolls with icing. Notes of spicy dark chocolate chili bars, whiskey, oak, toast and brown sugar.

T- Plenty of dark and milk chocolate mingled with cinnamon and brown sugar covered toast, vanilla, slightly spicy chilies and whiskey.

M- Lower carbonation with a rich mouthfeel with a bit of heat at the end from the higher abv and chilies. Still, the abv is hidden quite well.

O- An early contender for one of the best beers I've had this year. Everything works so well together in this beer as it's not overly hot nor spice forward. Hopefully they will make a bigger batch next time!

iadler, Apr 14, 2013
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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
100 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.