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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
Ranking:
#5
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
1,369
pDev:
6.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2,500
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Trade:
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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cinnamon toast crunch with sweet bourbon and creamy chocolate. Top 5 stout for me.

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4.86/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my first stouts I've tasted to my entry to good craft brew. Bar was set high after that. Great tasting stout. Great nose on it.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Total height monster that lives up to its name

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5/5  rDev +5.5%
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pretty much perfect

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5/5  rDev +5.5%
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4.38/5  rDev -7.6%
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2017 bottle. Chalice glass. Had at a share. 4 bottles-4 people with Barrel Aged Dark Lord '16, French Vanilla Militia '17, Marshmallow Handjee '17 and Barrel Aged Abraxas '17, in that order.

Poured completely black with minimal amount of caramel colored foam which only stuck around the edge of glass. I don't know if it was that I already had some high quality barrel aged beers before it or if it was Marshmallow Handjee just prior, but the smell was predominantly cinnamon and cinnamon alone. As the beer warmed, yes got a bit of cacao and chocolate, but the barrel was extremely faint and I got no semblance of coffee. Very similar flavor to the smell. It was predominantly cinnamon with only faint traces of other ingredients, even after letting it warm all the way to room temperature. The feel was good. On thicker side and sticky.

In the tasting it finished as a 3rd out of 4 for three of us (myself included) behind Handjee '17 and BADL '16, and 4th for the fourth person. I don't know if was the quality of the other stouts or the order in which we drank them (could have been), but the expectations were quite high and they weren't met. I, most of all had the high expectations of it being every bit as good as Handjee '17 and perhaps even better, but the beer seemed relatively one dimensional with the cinnamon dominating. The lack of barrel presence, especially compared to the three DL variants was obvious. Just didn't seem like BA Abraxas was all that much 'more' than a regular Abraxas.

This is a high quality stout, but not quite the world class for which it trades for in my opinion or what I was expecting.

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