Barrel-Aged Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

Barrel-Aged AbraxasBarrel-Aged Abraxas
BA SCORE
98.5%
Liked This Beer
4.74 w/ 1,343 ratings
Barrel-Aged AbraxasBarrel-Aged Abraxas
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:
133
Ratings:
1,343
Liked:
1,323
Avg:
4.74/5
pDev:
6.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,481
Gots:
199
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,343 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of 26reddevil83
4.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mayxday
4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of myersk27
4.73/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jws6w7
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sy2902
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tgates
4.88/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rarapacz
4.88/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

I don't know what else I can say about this beer that already hasn't been said. It's all the flavors of regular Abraxas pulled together and mellowed out perfectly by the barrel aging process. One of the richest, thickest, most flavorful beers I've ever had. The rye whiskey notes balance perfectly with the aroma and taste of the chili, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla. Undoubtedly the best stouts I've ever had the pleasure of tasting, and the 2016 is just as good or better than the 2014. I count myself fortunate to have had both a taste on draft and taken home a bottle today. Epic brew. Hall of fame worthy.

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Photo of BNarc
4.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.98/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of linnymtu
4.73/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nightwish1094
4.66/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zekeman17
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of bennyman12
4.73/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 30helens
4.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Wadetrain9
4.54/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of MartyIU13
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 98.5% out of 100 with 1,343 ratings
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