Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho Chiles, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks.

2011 - 100 cases
2012 - 200 cases

Added by jmvecchio1 on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#153
Reviews:
367
Ratings:
2,734
pDev:
7.61%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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Ratings: 2,734 |  Reviews: 367
Photo of robotic_being
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black thick and with a small beige head

Smell of coffee, loads of cinnamon, a bit of cocoa

The taste follows with an amazing fruitiness from the ancho chili. The cacao is very nice.
The taste is absolutely balanced. A bit of stone fruits sweetness from the pepper. A very nice spiciness with mostly cinnamon. The hops are floral and a bit citrusy. This is really amazing

The carbonation is fine and the mouthfeel is thick with a semi dry impression

A great mole imperial stout. Not the most hot, not the most roasted one. Certainly the most balanced one.

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Photo of Masonz223
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Taste: Cinnamon, nutmeg, dried chilies. The chilies give of this sweet fruity flavor, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, espresso, light vanilla in the finish. Full, thick mouthfeel, semi dry, a beer that is a sipper. This is great!

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Photo of BergBeer
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Thick. Pours like motor oil and stains the glass. Opaque black body with a root beer colored head.

Smell: Rich dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and chilies. Like Mexican dark chocolate. Heavy one the nose.

Taste: The attack is all dark chocolate fudge with rich notes of cinnamon and vanilla. This mellows to a body with dried smoked chilies and nut meg. The finish is slightly burnt malt bitterness and marshmallows.

Feel: Viscous. Heavy on the palate. Medium bitterness. Medium alcohol. Dry finish. Thin carbonation.

Overall: One of the best adjunct stouts I’ve ever had. So flavorful but not overly sweet. Outstanding.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
3.87/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Hopt. 2017 version. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. Well balanced combination of cinnamon and peppers, all soft enough to not dominate. Invites to slow drinking, maybe too much. Too big size for one single person. Took 4 hours to finish

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mflamar
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarapacz
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rodavlas20
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As of now my all time favorite.

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Photo of kdb150
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tukiluka
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mojuyt
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxcoinage
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super dark, thick beer with a brown head. Smells like cinnamon, chocolate vanilla and peppers. Sweet with all the elements of the nose amplified in the taste. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of Dooleymon
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Had this beer on-tap at The Answer, poured into a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very good aroma of chocolate, chili peppers, vanilla, roasted malt, and cinnamon.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of roasted malt (present throughout), some chili peppers (not as much as I expected), lots of chocolate, a good shot of cinnamon, and a tinge of vanilla. An incredibly well-balanced and focused flavor. It's a bit more subtle than some stouts, but it's certainly complex and tasty.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth and clean finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A very solidly made, easy to like imperial stout. Well worth a try.

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Photo of lewith
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark viscous pour, deep tan head of foam that leaves a noticeable level of lace around the glass.

Heavy cinnamon, roast, chocolate accurately describe the balance of aromas on the nose. Abundance of cinnamon hits first, but the other adjuncts really balance it out.

Slight bitterness initially, not unpleasantly featured by the dark roast coffee... it is quickly followed up by more heavy cinnamon, with a sweet vanilla backbone.

The body on this is sticky, creamy, and thick. Think Strong Vietnamese coffee.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seeker_11
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this beer twice. Once at my bachelor party and then again at the brewery pub. Both times it was excellent. Loved the subtle cinnamon flavor. Top notch

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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,734 ratings