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:
2,510
Reviews:
326
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
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1,214
Gots:
730
For Trade:
81
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,510 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of ThaneMcC
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovely. Pours a deep black with copious tan head. Smells strongly of cinnamon, cocoa, chilis, vanilla. Tastes is strong dark cocoa, cinnamon and sweet molasses notes forward with pleasant transition to chili burn or tingle – balances out the sweetness without injecting bitterness. Akin to some of the Mexican chocolate stouts (e.g. chocolate sombrero from clown shoes or calvera Mexican imperial stout) – with emphasis on the cinnamon/vanilla . Mouthfeel was medium bodied, scant carbonation and pleasant lingering finish akin to a good desert beer or aperitif. ABV well hidden by the flavors.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer – well balanced and interesting without being too spicy or using adjuvants excessively – a solid stout.

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

On tap at Apex last night.

Black with a nice brown head. Nose is a beautiful blend of cinnamon, chocolate, molasses, a touch of nutmeg and ancho chilis. The palate opens with sweet cinnamon, molasses, buckwheat honey, burnt sugar, milky coffee. A little chili pepper flavor, a touch smoky, pairing very nicely with the malt base. Brilliant full body with soft creamy carbonation and long finish with honey, chocolate and cinnamon. The malt base here is more creamy and chocolatey rather than heavy on the black patent or similarly bitter malts, really allowing the more fragrant cinnamon to carry the palate. Delicious.

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

Photo of polopaul20
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of roostor07
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blaze5445
4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Mikaveli
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mongrel
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like peppers and pie spices. Quite inviting.

The flavor brings those peppers and pie spices hinted at on the nose, but in moderation, and against a chocolatey backdrop. Notes of smoke and creamy vanilla waft throughout. Caramel, toffee and maple syrup sweetness brings up the rear. Just a very mild chipotle burn around the edges.

Astoundingly understated and in your face at the same time. An extremely well melded beer. Hats off to Perennial, as this and Sump are two of the best imperial stouts on the market.

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

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

Photo of kidzord
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

15' on draft
L: Black with very little head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Looks like a nice sticky stout.
S: Cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, chilli, and milk chocolate.
T: Follows the nose with tons of cinnamon and dark chocolate. Almost no roasted malt or bitterness. Taste similar to a cinnamon roll.
F: Creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. Leaves the mouth feeling sticky, like you just ate caramel. Very drinkable for 10%.
Overall a unique and delicious stout. A bit pricy but something worth trying.

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Photo of markcp
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with virtually no signs of carbonation, although a thin ring of light brown bubbles forms around the edges of the glass. Nice aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate and a hint of hot peppers, quite reminiscent of Mexican chocolate. Flavor follows, with rich chocolaty dark toasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla and a pleasant, light chili burn in the finish. Medium to heavy creamy body and adequate carbonation in the mouth feel despite the visible absence. A very nice, velvety and rich chocolate and spice infused stout. The resemblance to Mexican chocolate is appealing and flavorful. Spicing and the chilis are done deftly. Very tasty and enjoyable. The price point is scary, but it delivers on the taste and experience.

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Photo of drone
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.44 out of 5 based on 2,510 ratings.
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