Vanilla Bean 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: 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:
#305
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
161
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
19
Trade:
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as good as regular

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mig100
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft in a snifter on 12/20/17. This was an excellent beer and the vanilla beans definitely added to the mouthfeel. The vanilla wasn’t very potent so it was almost a creamier version of abraxas. Still a great beer but I was expecting a ton of vanilla and there just wasn’t much

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Photo of whitenads
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John_M
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Belmont Station today.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with attractive mocha colored lacing and very good head retention. On the nose, this is just great, as I pick up the expected Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, light coffee, green chili peppers and considerable vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this impressive beer, with the spice and heat from the chili's help to buoy and counter/balance the considerable sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly full, with a long, spice infused finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkability is terrific.

Just an all around excellent impy stout from Perennial. Probably one of the best, non barrel aged impy stouts on the market.

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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

on tap very rich creamy thick, excellent mouth feel, nose is mostly vanilla and more dominant on the flavor profile as well. peppers and cinnamon still there but sweeter than regular Abraxas. outstanding!

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Photo of porters4life
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoonia
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vanilla usually makes me pause. It’s not that I don’t like vanilla; it’s that beer can take-on a perfumey quality if the brewer is over-zealous.

Perennial nailed it with this Abraxas variant. Light tan head that doesn’t linger. Viscous, almost oily to the eye. It looks nearly black, but you know it’s a deep brown by the legs on the glass after each sip (like you would see after biting into black licorice).

Chocolate and cinnamon nose. Lots of cinnamon on the front end, and just a hint of vanilla in the middle and end. A deft application of vanilla in this really well executed Mexican stout.

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Vanilla Bean Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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