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
Ratings:
2,523
Reviews:
327
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
Wants:
1,209
Gots:
730
For Trade:
79
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,523 |  Reviews: 327
Photo of ZEB89
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color and almost flat. The aroma is almost herbal. Very much spicy, but it has an almost ginger aroma to it, though the chili peppers and cinnamon are there. Lots of licorice and roasted malt, too. The flavor is quite a bit sweeter than expected. Licorice, molasses, and burnt sugar to go with a bit of chocolate. The same chili character with a dash of cinnamon. Certainly an intensely flavored beer.

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Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous black. Thick with a nice head and a thick mocha collar.

Smell - Peppers are strongest. Chocolate and a bit of cinnamon.

Taste - Chocolate. Dark rich chocolate. Graham cracker and cinnamon is beautiful. Peppers come out right in the front, then fade in the midrange, and come out in the finish again.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Medium carbonation. Good stuff.

Overall - This is really good. BA Abraxas is still better, but this is excellent.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at Paddy Long's.

What better beer to pair with some different varieties of bacon than a peppered stout? This stuff pours a straight onyx topped by over a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises earthy peppers, cocoa, roasted malts, and apple cider spices. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some brown sugar and cinnamon and a healthier roast. The peppers provide a steadily increasing, though always mild, heat in the back of the throat. Basically things boil down to this: cocoa-centric mole goodness! The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a damn fine pepper stout, easily superior to the ever-vaunted Hunahpu.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Zaphog
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably somewhat biased of a review since I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, but, in my opinion one of the best 'Mexican' stouts out there. Beats Huna, Bomb! and mayyybe Mexi Cake in a knock-down drag out fight for Tastiest Brew of the subgenre.

Look is dark, no real head present. Smell is strong cinnamon, some cocoa. Taste is a lot of the same as the nose, but with a slight chili finish. Great mouthfeel, and goes very well with some cowboy spice rubbed steaks.

Definitely no disappointment, and will keep this one on my 'wants' list.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served alongside Cigar City Hunahpu's.

The beer is black and viscous with an oily beige collar. Aromas of heavy cinnamon with some peppery heat. Vanilla and chocolate are there as well, but in the background a bit. Really nice flavor, with cinnamon leading the way. Rich, roasted malt with hints of coffee. Thick body with a delicate sweetness throughout. While Hunahpu's still reigns supreme, in my opinion, Abraxas is certainly a delicious and well crafted beer well worth seeking out.

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Photo of BMart
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark black with a quickly fading brown head. Dark Chocolate, chilies, cinnamon dominate the nose. Taste matches the nose with the dark chocolate most noticeable and a nice lingering burn from the chilies and spices on the finish. Cinnamon and spices become more noticeable as it warms up. Nice thick and creamy mouth feel. Excellent beer!

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kegatron for the share. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a khaki head that holds decent. This smells nutty with chocolate, licorice, roast and coffee. The taste is more like earthy licorice and anise meets char, tobacco and peppers. This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall not a bad brew but considering the hype and hysteria ive heard over this beer I guess I was expecting a little more. Wouldnt mind revisiting this one again but considering the price and rarity I doubt id chase after it.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle at 1/5/2012 tasting.

Pour thick dark brown like melted chocolate.

Smells of rich chocolate and spice.

Tastes like a chili truffle, all dark chocolate and spice. The peppers are in the forefront, there's even a subtle green vegetable quality, and it's not offputting at all. Delicious.

Very thick mouthfeel, again reminds me of drinking a gourmet chocolate beverage.

This beer is awesome, almost as good as Hunahpu's. Can't wait for the barrel aged version.

9.0/10

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of imperialking
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of smakawhat
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A very thin but quite dark mocha bubbled collar tries to make a head, but quickly dissolves with an oily slick and slimey top. Collar manage to maintain light tan, and good staying power. Body color is super dark walnut black and has a bit of sludgey looking consistency.

Real nice nose of, mild chilis, and a good sense of some soft fruits. Hints of banana sotness and light charring roasty malts. Hints of milky chocolate but fairly tiny, but has a real nice banana split like action dusted with cayenne.

Deep warming heated chili, with lots of coffee like finishing aftertaste. Silky roast malts and malted sensing chocolate, which hints a kind of wafer crispy bitterness. First sip has a nice prickly carbonation that really matches the cinnamon hotness that matches nicely with the chili action. Heat seems to be more on the cinnamon side, and very lightly dry sweetness that balances with roast and yeast playful bitterness/sourness. Very light bodied for a big stout also.

OVerall a pretty fun beer, definitely one of the more fun chili beers I've had as well.

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Photo of rab53
4.13/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dvmin98
3.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.44 out of 5 based on 2,523 ratings.
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