Barrel-Aged Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged Twelve months in Rittenhouse Rye barrels with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, ancho chiles & cinnamon sticks

Added by Etan on 11-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
1,447
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
Wants:
2,557
Gots:
216
Trade:
7
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4.07/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Completely by accident, I ran across this beer at a craft beer bar that I frequent - had never heard of Abraxas. Barrel aged imperial stout sounded like the kind of beer I like, so I got a small taste just to see if I wanted a full pour. Didn't take long to decide...in fact, I had a second pour because I couldn't imagine any of the other 99 or so taps could have anything this delicious.

If you've had Canadian Breakfast Stout, and Prairie Bomb!, It tasted like a mix of the two. Absolutely delicious. Definitely World Class!

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4.46/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lucky enough to get a tip of when this was tapping at this year's Great Taste of the Midwest. Otherwise I probably would have missed it. Because with so many beers to try, I find it hard to keep track of when specific beers are being tapped. But I am very grateful that I was near the Perennial tent around 2:00 when they started pouring what turned out to be one of the best beers I have ever had.

Regular Abraxas has always been one of my favorite beers. I was curious to see what barrel aging would do to adjuncts that are already in a fairly perfect balance. It was amazing how the barrel stood out but yet still allowed all of the other flavors to shine through. The beer almost tasted like a candy bar but was not overly sweet in anyway. The barrel muted the adjuncts slightly but if possible, put them into even more of a perfect balance than the regular version.

This year's Great Taste took place on a fairly hot day making barrel aged stouts a bit harder to drink. But this stood out by far and I easily would have downed another pour had it not been in such great demand.

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4.35/5  rDev -8.2%
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4.71/5  rDev -0.6%
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4.77/5  rDev +0.6%
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4.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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4.82/5  rDev +1.7%
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5/5  rDev +5.5%
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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 1,447 ratings