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
Ranking:
#146
Reviews:
344
Ratings:
2,640
pDev:
7.61%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
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1,216
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766
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Ratings: 2,640 |  Reviews: 344
Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled June, 2017. Purchase price of $25.99. Lots of mixed reviews on this one. Pours like motor oil with a deep tan head and coating lacing that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong cinnamon and malt. Taste is bold and somewhat disheveled. Cinnamon is the strong part of the taste with a dry cocoa powder following. The end has just a very very light amount of heat from the peppers, no vanilla. Overall this beer is somewhat off-balanced with the dry cinnamon and cocoa taking the lead and keeping others out. The stout base does not seem to have the quality that a good stout should be. A decent beer but would have liked ot better at a lower price point, not really worth the cost. UPDATE, I let this warm a little to see if anything changed. Still too much cinnamon and dryness to this stout, lowering rating !

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Photo of KSOZE
3.34/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very underwhelmed. Put hype aside and did blind test with other spiced stouts and this came in a unanimous dead last. Like brushing your teeth with a cinnamon stick - and not in a good way. Also got a grassy/weedy flavor that was not my favorite. A bit let down.

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Photo of k33n3r
3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of aapp
3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.43/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a walnut color just short of black. a finger of tan head with weak retention. opaque due to the darkness but lets some light through the very edges.

Smell: peppers, cinnamon and chocolate to mocha.

Taste: opens with spicy peppers, some cinnamon filters in. mocha and chocolate. notes of espresso but with a bit of smoothness from vanilla. some booze and ends with a bit more pepper

Mouthfeel: heavy , strong carbonation and some heat from the peppers.

Overall: strong spices and could be more chocolatey. If your into spiced beers go for it but I prefer more malt character

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Photo of Yen
3.43/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nvbrew
3.43/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bouncepass
3.45/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.48/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can't believe the ratings on this beer. It's a very average stout. Far from perfect. Yet again deceived by the hype.

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Photo of Desp59
3.49/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big stout share. Huna blew ir away.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,640 ratings
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