Vanilla Bean Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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4.47/5
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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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Additional Vanilla Beans added to our Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness.

Added by birchstick on 03-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#261
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
266
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
26
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 266 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of MTKATL
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Abraxas holds its own.

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Photo of lewith
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frus77
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even though, this is still Abraxas, the additional vanilla makes this almost a different beer. Still really good though. I'm a sucker for vanilla, so naturally I like it a lot. The cinnamon and peppers are pretty muted compared to the regular one.

Honestly just tastes like vanilla and chocolate with hints of cinnamon on the backend.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and thick. Smell is all peppers, then the cinnamon and finally a sweetness that is imperceptible, I guess it’s the cocoa and vanilla, but it’s not extremely different from regular

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

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

I actually like this variant of Abraxas (especially 2018) better than the heralded BA Abraxas. As far as a non-barrel aged adjunct stouts go, you won't find one better aside from maybe Shared Coconut Vibes. A must try.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KRG
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pmarlowe
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018 vintage. Released a month or two ago. The cap seems to be leaking very slightly.

A: Pours thick and black with a ring of thick, dark brown espresso-like head. Some dots of lacing and pretty good retention.

S: Cinnamon, rich coffee and dark chocolate, and a bit of vanilla (esp. as it warms).

T: Darkish roast coffee dominates the palate; it’s really delicious but covers most of the other flavors. There’s some dark roasted malt, slight burnt note, a bit of cinnamon (less noticeable than on the aroma), boozy vanilla bean, and chili heat. Very mild sweetness.

M: Full bodied, medium-light carbonation. Decent amount of alcohol warmth and a tinge of burn.

O: Like all the Abraxas variants, this is good but basically tastes like the base beer. Maybe slightly better. The coffee is the star.

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4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 7irondave
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cgwami
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Vanilla Bean Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 266 ratings