Barrel-Aged 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): 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
Ratings:
1,310
Reviews:
130
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.84%
 
 
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2,471
Gots:
196
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6
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Ratings: 1,310 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of BNarc
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally got to try this one and yes, I'm "adding to the hype train" with my rating, but it is very well deserved. Having lucked out and tasted regular Abraxas so many times, to me the difference with Barrel-Aged Abraxas is subtle. The barrel flavors hide much of the cinnamon sweetness, which then allows the chili heat to shine a little more on the back end.

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Photo of mihan117
4.57/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of linnymtu
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zekeman17
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cannabispinoy
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bennyman12
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a split bottle at sp cellar. On the heels on derivation 2, so there's that.

Nose is complex: spicy dark intrigue
Taste is still dominated by the cinnamon, but less so than regular abraxas. A pretty good balance of really big flavors. I remember there being more bourbon, but still very good stuff
Mouthfeel is thick--probably on par with bourbon county
Mayans would kill for this. Perennially!

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Photo of Jas45678
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 30helens
4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Wadetrain9
4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you're into heavy and rich beers, this is the best around. Very dark color, extremely rich body. The chiles and cinnamon stick give this beer a unique finish with some bite.

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Photo of Btip1969
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PassMeAZima
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MartyIU13
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eziel
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Houser
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KYGunner
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this side by side with Abraxas and it tasted to me as if the barrel did not leave an imprint but amplified the base beer. Strong chocolate and cinnamon, with an immense amount of coffee and roast. It's as if you are drinking an after dinner coffee with a chocolate, caramel, vanilla and toffee dessert. Light heat from the chile's but it helps to liven the experience.

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Photo of JackNip
3.05/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dub_deuce22
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SDwomp
4.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nuggetz
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LocustReign
4.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Seamus
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.68 out of 5 based on 1,310 ratings.
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