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:
2,503
Reviews:
324
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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1,207
Gots:
730
For Trade:
82
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,503 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shermski
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Has that motor oil barrel aged look, best non BA stout visually other than OB ten fidy. Cinnamon is definitely dominant, definitely a fantastic stout, and unique among all of them out there. That being said I probably would not make an effort to seek out again unless it's the BA whale. Hopefully Perennial is increasing their BA capacity because there is only money to be made.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of king75
4.62/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.89/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of daem3384
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dshansen1184
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlayitAgain
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pretext
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sparty1224
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 750mL bottle poured into a Founder's taproom snifter. Bottled 11/2015, making this basically 3 months old at this point.

A: Pours a super viscous and oily black. Essentially no head or carbonation whatsoever. Outstanding looking beer.

S: Undeniably up front is a huge wave of cinnamon. If you can get past that, you'll pick out subtle chocolate, vanilla and cake notes. Some milk chocolate sweetness here as well.

T: Again, right up front is that cinnamon wave. Middle of the mouth comes some noticeable chile pepper flavor, but certainly not much heat. Finish is creamy smooth, lots of vanilla and cacao here to round it out. Faint dark chocolate bitterness on the finish as well.

M: Updated for 2016 release, the mouthfeel on this is insane. Last year, came off a bit thin for me, but holy crap, 2016 is super thick. It almost has the consistency of creamer. Best mouthfeel I've had on a stout in a while. Closest thing I can think of is Dark Lord.

O: After missing out on last year's release, I finally snagged a bottle this year. Was fortunate to have this within a couple weeks of Hunahpu and XOCOVEZA for comparison as well. I think I slightly prefer Hunahpu due its greater complexity, depth, and overall better balance, but this one comes darn close. There's some slight balance issues with the heavy cinnamon notes, but the mouthfeel is too large to be ignored. It's still a great beer in the style, and right up there with Bomb! and Huna.

Recommendation: A fantastic beer that stands out among its peers in this style. Definitely worth the chase.

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Photo of ACarp
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cinnamon may take the starring role but the peppers and cocoa nibs all shine on an imperial stout base

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Photo of Mbo108
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - Black, oily, not much head. Looks great in the glass
Smell - Chiles and cinnamon stick out to me. Chocolate and coffee come thru as well.
Taste - Cinnamon dominates on the palate. Chiles, chocolate, sweetness from the vanilla beans
Feel - Medium creaminess, velvety......not as thick as I was expecting though.

Overall - My expectations might have been a little too high for this one. Didn't quite live up to them. Good, but not mind blowing. Like Stone's Xocoveza better.

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Photo of Samsel83
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IBUQT
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of californiowan
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4truth
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Perennial. Chocolate, a bit of vanilla and ancho chilies, which are very well integrated, however the cinnamon steals the show in this one. Highly enjoyable, unique offering.

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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.44 out of 5 based on 2,503 ratings.
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