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:
#149
Reviews:
351
Ratings:
2,662
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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1,221
Gots:
774
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Photo of ajm5108
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Optics are as expected, head is maybe a tad lacking. Aroma isn’t as action packed as you might think with all the ingredients- some light cinnamon and chocolate, dark malt. Taste is way more robust - tons of cinnamon and smooth chocolate, coffee more towards the back for bitterness and depth, just a kiss of heat. I am wary of peppers in beer but this might have the best balance of heat in one I have seen. Body is a bit thin but not horribly so. Excellent.

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Photo of RMW66
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Eidel18
3.31/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L) Pours dark, oily brown with a toasted hazelnut head. Ok retention, little lacing.

S) The smell is deep caramel and Belgian candi, with intense cinnamon and heat. There is quite a bit of booze on the nose though.

T) The taste if very rich, and everything in the nose is present in the taste (especially the booze), in addition to rich chocolaty notes from the cocoa nibs. The heat from the ancho peppers lingers.

F) Super rich and creamy mouthfeel. Heat from the alcohol and spice from the peppers tingles the tongue long after sipping. Lovely.

O) This is a solid brew, really solid. A great "pepper-beer" for those who haven't tried one, or a great stout in general for those who like deep and roasty brews.

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Photo of Big_V
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baggedlunch
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a standard cup not a tulip or snifter which may have somewhat altered my rating

Dark coffee brown appearance with a thin light mocha head and lots of bubbles

Smell is primarily cinnamon and a slight hint of brown sugar and coffee

Tastes is lots of cinnamon and bittersweet chocolate with little no heat or bite from the ancho chiles

Feel is light bodied and high carbonation which was the most disappointing part about this beer

Overall leaves a delicious mexican chocolate cake flavor on your tongue that is not overly sweet, however the light bodiy and overly carbonated mouthfeel takes away from the integrity of the beer and makes it feel less like a stout and makes it go down easy like a lager almost. The overall flavor is on point but its not a sticky sweet treat like you want a good stout to be.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. An incredibly complex, smooth beer. Wonderfully thick and creamy mouthfeel. 10% abv is nowhere to be found. I'm not sure how a non-BA spiced stout could be any better than this.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 2015. tasted slightly sour.. maybe a bad bottle.

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samdaddy
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

10/16 bottle - soured a bit- very smooth but also felt a little flat- will have to put my hands on a freshie as this one didn’t live up to the hype

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Photo of sbrock22
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2017 vintage

Was really excited to try this, since it’s so highly rated and I rarely see it on shelves in the Seattle area. My overall impression was that it is very similar to Stone Xocoveza, but for $25/750 ml. Abraxas is a very tasty, cinnamon-forward beer. But next time I’ll stick with Xocoveza for $15-$18/6 pack.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of gelasin
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jimmys
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2017 vintage.

Pours thick as motor oil. Smells sweet, a little spicy. Tastes awesome. Cinnamon, chili powder, some alcohol heat, thick residual sweetness in the finish. Really tasty beer, glad i popped it now, don't see this aging and getting better. Vibrant flavours, drink up.

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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,662 ratings