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:
#3
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
1,411
pDev:
6.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,411 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of WickedBeer
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quite possibly the top beer of the night, in a tasting that included the likes of BBT, BA Sump, and multiple pre-2013 Dark Lord Variants.

The pour is viscous and black.. a dark tan head of foam settles around the glass, drawing out medium lace designs around my 5oz taster glass.

The now is all cinnamon, with a subtle but apparent vanilla backbone. The Ancho is such a subtlety but the balance is incredible. Milk chocolate finish rounds out the flavors and holds the beer together. I’ve never experienced a beer where all the adjuncts work so well together.

BAA boasts a medium body, with low carb and a creamy, smooth mouthfeel.

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

Once in a while, a bottle comes along that you'd be happy to drink, even if it were poured on to a gravel road. Barrel-aged Abraxas is that bottle for me.

The peppers and cinnamon are so well-balanced that it's difficult to believe. I drank my first bottle of BA Abraxas side by side with a similar beer - Chemtrail Mix (2017) - and the differences were startling. Likewise, the differences from the base beer. Again, it's a matter of balance - also of mouth feel. BA Abraxas is so rich that it's almost a different beer. The chocolate comes out very distinctly, along with light vanilla notes. The nose is so robust, sweet, and full of bourbon that I'd almost be happy to just smell it.

While I still hate the secondary value that the beer carries, I'd trade for it every single year if I could - even if it carried a higher value.

I love this beer. It's very likely my new #1, trumping even Marshmallow Handjee.

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Photo of justinv29
4.81/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mariewarchol
4.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thebeerprophet
4.63/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of MattJ12
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is for 2016 BAA

Straight Cinnamon Toast Crunch. This is probably my favorite beer of all time. 2017 isn’t quite on 2016 level but it’s really good as well.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Damn that’s good! rich cinnamon goodness I feel the peppers in my belly. The Barrel definitely makes it feel thicker and mixes with the cinnamon well.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of fossage78
4.25/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1levelabove247
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mikesobi
4.77/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017 Bottle. Drank in a snifter.

World class beer. Definitely lives up to the hype. Highlight of the beer is how thick it is. It completely coats your entire mouth. Worth seeking out

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

Photo of cd34
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.81/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nerdboy19
4.18/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16 Vintage, was cinnamon bomb. Needs aging I guess.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage
750ml bottle poured into a snifter
Taken from notes, Aug 2017

Pours a deep black color with a thin khaki colored head that has short retention before setting to a ring around the edge. Cinnamon leads the way in aroma, followed by undertones of pepper skin, vanilla bean and chocolate. Peppery barrel aroma closes it out and adds some woody oak and a hint of caramel. Cinnamon leads the flavor as well and is immediately complimented by some peppery rye notes form the barrel that seems to enhance the cinnamon. Mid-palate brings out some sweet notes of cocoa & vanilla bean. The finish brings out just a hint of pepper heat, that is immediately followed by light notes of peppery rye, woody oak and a hint of caramel sweetness on the linger. Medium body with moderate carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel and warming finish. Take an already outstanding beer and age it in rye barrels, it's delicious

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Photo of nickbman
4.66/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fox82791
4.49/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 1,411 ratings