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Vanilla Bean Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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4.52/5
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142 Ratings
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:
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Added by birchstick on 03-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#354
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
142
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 23
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 almost 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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Photo of ADG2995
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

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2017 on draft

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Photo of mattboyer182
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of epyon396
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Side Project Cellar. Reviewed from notes. 5oz pour into a stemmed glass. Served at 52*F.

Pours black with a finger of dark khaki head. Nice head retention and lacing. Aroma is huge with a large malty presence. Aroma notes incredible vanilla right off the bat, with coffee, cocoa, and roasted malts backing it up. Plenty of big aroma notes here. Flavor profile is delightfully smooth with a large presence. Vanilla opens up the flavor profile with coffee, cocoa, and spices bolstering the already robust flavor. Mouth feel is thick, but smooth and creamy. Overall, an incredibly flavorful beer with lots of tasty qualities going on in it. Nothing tastes artificial, or forced, or out of balance. Absolutely delightful.

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Photo of jroberts8811
4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.02/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avas
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

On tap at Cooper's. Served in a 6oz tumbler. Pours a dark cola brown body, one finger offwhite head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smells of the richness of the base beer, with cinnamon up front, cocoa, vegetal green apple skin, milk chocolate, touch of spice. It's served cold, so the vanilla isn't obvious right away. As it warms up, it becomes richer; the vanilla comes out in just the appropriate amounts to really accentuate the base flavours. It does so on the palate, with a fair bit of nice vanilla on the mouthfeel and backend. I think the vanilla makes the chocolate and cinnamon pop out even more than it already does, in which case this is an appropriate adjunct. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, smooth like a milkshake. A very tasty beer that is made even tastier than ever.

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Photo of South2NW
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Vanilla Bean Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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