Abraxas - Barrel-Aged
Perennial Artisan Ales

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From:
Perennial Artisan Ales
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #3
ABV:
11%
Score:
100
Ranked #4
Avg:
4.73 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
1,481
Status:
Active
Rated:
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Added:
Nov 18, 2012
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
100
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Notes: Imperial Stout aged Twelve months in Rittenhouse Rye barrels with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, ancho chiles & cinnamon sticks
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Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Yesterday at 01:10 PM
 
Rated: 4.33 by stmoorea from Illinois

Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Cinnamon and pepper the predominant notes. Cocoa and the barrel aged bourbon sweetness add on the balance the spiciness. Very well done adjuncted BA stout.
Nov 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Mr_Beer_Belly from Illinois

Oct 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Good. Not noticeably better than normal abraxas. Id say overly sweet per style and too mich cinnamon. #3 beer on beer advocate LMAO no.

Okay. Fuck. The more I drink this the more I can barely finish the 9oz pour. Sugar cinnamon water. Cloying and WAY fucking 2 dimensional and cloying.
Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.7 by mvansis

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.77 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 variant - great viscosity and barrel on this - was missing the chili's and vanilla, but got a good bit of cinnamon, chocolate and coffee. Enjoyable experience, but expected a little more.
Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by DEZ01301960 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Maybe I waited to long to open my 2020 bottle. Mostly chocolate, mild cinnamon, slight coffee which aren't bad. Zero vanilla or pepper. Not bad overall but I expected more from BA's #3 rated beer. Won't go out of my way to acquire another bottle.
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by jhavs from New York

Jul 08, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Bennick218 from Ohio

Jul 06, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by koerns311 from Indiana

Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by LunchMoney from Minnesota

4.84/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Look - black, thick, copper head dissipates quickly
Smell- Smooth licorice, molasses
Taste - BA imperial stout at its best. The right balance of vanilla bean, cinnamon, whiskey, with the dark smooth licorice and molasses stout. The chilis are not overpowering at all, adding just a hint of flavor without overpowering heat.
Feel - smooth, thick rich
May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.81 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Apr 22, 2022
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Rated by Kapaopango from Spain

4.47/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Exceptional beer. Like a christmas pudding with a hint of chilli and bourbon.
Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by forum8417 from New Jersey

Apr 01, 2022
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a beer I've been wanting to try for some time now (was able to obtain it in a trade for Fremont B5K).

The beer pours fairly dark, blackish brown color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The beer certainly looks impressive enough. On the nose, I pick up vanilla, green chili peppers, some chocolate, underlying coffee and considerable whiskey. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, though I thought it a bit hot on the finish (something that is especially noticeable, given the chili flavor in this beer). That being said, the barrel aging seems to mute the base beer flavors in this beer somewhat, and really doesn't seem to blend in all that well. It does add another flavor component/dimension, which is always nice, but the whiskey flavor otherwise doesn't seem to bring a lot to the party in this beer. Mouthfeel is fairly full otherwise, and the alcohol seemed to be pretty well integrated into the flavor profile. Drinkability is pretty good, though it's hard to imagine drinking more than a small amount of this beer at a sitting.

This is a very nice beer, but given it's reputation, I confess I was expecting a bit more from it. Very glad I had the opportunity to try it, but this probably isn't a beer I'd want to seek out again.
Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by ricknelson from Vermont

Mar 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Ajlvt from Washington

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.64 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.6 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by PCJLizard

Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.84 by minstrelwb from Indiana

Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by kgncfl from Washington

Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.68 by wolfpac255 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#90, outstanding!
Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Kdouble from Tennessee

4.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Lucky enough to try this one at Xul Beer Company's first bottle share on Nov. 10, 2021.
Poured into an event glass.
Look- A deep black with a nice tan/brown head covering the top.
Smell- Nice chocolate and caramel mix with a hint of cinnamon. The barrel was present but not as strong as I expected.
Taste- Mostly followed the smell except the bourbon added a nice little kick to each sip. The molasses taste seemed more toward the middle of the pour.
Mouthfeel- Smooth with no carbonation. Not as thick and had nice lacing.
Overall- A first class stout with a great finish.
Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.37 by mush from Illinois

Nov 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by TonyLuvsBeer from Michigan

Nov 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.61 by Hawkfish from Washington

Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by codytwo from Connecticut

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The poured a thick black color with a dark tan head. The body could block out the sun.

Smell - The nose radiated chocolate with the spice of a cinnamon cookie.

Taste - Initially, the beer was like boozy chocolate. The cinnamon brought to mind spicy cinnamon cookies with ancho heat. Notes of raisin juice and dark fruits follow. It was a bit warming toward the back with a lingering spice.

Mouthfeel - The beer had a huge smooth body with little carbonation.

Overall - The beer may not have been exactly as I expected, but it was quite nice.
Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Beerbom from California

Sep 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours very dark black with a thin tan head on top, Smells of Cinnamon Toast Crunch soaked in Bourbon which I think is pretty nice. The taste of the beer has the cinnamon and the touch of spice in there along with the vanilla and chocolate. The feel is nice and silky, doesn't burn the throat or mouth from the adjuncts which is perfect. Overall it's an outstanding beer and was fortunate to try it finally.
Sep 20, 2021
Abraxas - Barrel-Aged from Perennial Artisan Ales
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