Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#217
Reviews:
369
Ratings:
2,754
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
1,217
Gots:
779
Trade:
83
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Ratings: 2,754 |  Reviews: 369
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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Photo of AMCPhD
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why, but I was disappointed when I finally got a few bottles. Way too much cinnamon. Felt like i was drinking a cinnamon stick. Liked the vanilla and chocolate.

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Photo of mariewarchol
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,754 ratings