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:
2,531
Reviews:
328
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
1,210
Gots:
730
For Trade:
79
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4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 batch.

Appearance: poured into snifter glass, amazingly deep black for a 10% ABV beer. Half inch bright tan head after pouring that stayed around for a little while.

Aroma: smelled like Cinnabon rolls. Cinnamon at first with subtle peppers following after.

Taste: started out sweet with chocolate and cinnamon at first and then the slight heat from the peppers. As the beer warmed up, the peppers became far more noticeable throughout the tasting and the cinnamon was less present. The peppers stuck around at the aftertaste but not overwhelming. I just wished there was more cinnamon present. The heat was not harsh, so it was easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: very thick and rich. Impressive for an imperial stout at 10% ABV.

Overall: I love the peppers in this beer but just wish more cinnamon was present to balance it out. I shared this with my dad, he hated it. But l loved it and finished the bottle.

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4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.98/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This smells and tastes like the best parts of Christmas. This is so damn good. Cinnamon and bourbon abound! The alcohol is there but it isn't too hot on the tongue.

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Photo of TylerJ
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.45 out of 5 based on 2,531 ratings.
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