Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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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:
#216
Reviews:
391
Ratings:
2,815
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
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Ratings: 2,815 |  Reviews: 391
Photo of cgwami
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zythophile
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: November 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Color is that dark brown that doesn't let any light through. Fine, foamy head that's one of the darker browns I've seen, although by any normal description it's still a medium-light version.

Smell is cinnamon. And more cinnamon. There's a slight bit of anise and toast. There's just not much room for anything other than cinnamon.

Taste is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, of course. Clove honey. There's an herbal element that goes well with the sweetness. Good intensity – which is good for two years of aging – and it even increases as it warms. The toast is a bit too toasty, but it doesn't quite get to acrid. Super heavy molasses show up late.

Weight is medium-heavy for the type. Foamy carbonation. Alcohol is present, but not as much heat as one would expect for a tenner.

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Photo of jbdpsu82
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of johnnnniee
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chris or TJ, thanks whoever brought!
Sweet light alcohol with some prune and raisin with light smoke. Molasses and rich earthy hops. I got the end of the bottle and would love to try a larger sample but it is tasty and I'm glad to have tried.

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Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L — 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a very dark black body, as expected. Half a finger of deep brown head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and minimal lacing
S — Cinnamon, nutmeg, graham cracker, caramel, milk chocolate, cookie dough, clove, vanilla, fig, hint of booze. Very nice and warming
T — Ginger snap cookie, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, maple syrup, milk chocolate, mocha, sugar-dusted dried fruits, french toast, and just a touch of ancho heat. Delightfully holiday-like, this is a great harbinger-of-winter stout. My only complaint is the ancho heat could be turned up a notch
F — Thick, velvety, and viscous. Medium- carb. Really smooth and surprisingly mellow for the ABV
O — Aside from the lack of ancho character, this stout is wonderful. These xocolatl beers are always a favorite of mine, and this one is amongst the best I’ve had to date

91/100

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Photo of Noles9585
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkJC1018
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fernans
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Huge beer. Pours ink black with a caramel head. Aromas of cinnamon and vanilla.... Tastes of vanilla and cinnamon. The Chiles show up on the finish which is long and memorable. Excellent.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great thick mouthfeel. Delicious and on spot interpretation of a stout

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Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kobo
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SirBentham
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

All the flavours as advertised - great brew.

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Photo of pdonovan16
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,815 ratings