Barrel-Aged Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

Barrel-Aged AbraxasBarrel-Aged Abraxas
BA SCORE
98.5%
Liked This Beer
4.74 w/ 1,345 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:
134
Ratings:
1,345
Liked:
1,325
Avg:
4.74/5
pDev:
6.54%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,481
Gots:
199
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,345 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Stefko
4.54/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robertm2152
4.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of n2185
4.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Virby44
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rderedin
4.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

5oz pour into a snifter.

L: Pours pitch black with one finger of khaki head. Dissipates quickly and leaves a tan ring around the edge.

N: Cinnamon stix up front. Getting the spicy notes from the rye barrels. Oak, Bourbon, vanilla.

T: Follows the nose, cinnamon stix, get the warm Bourbon on the back end. Vanilla frosting. Tastes like a cinnamon roll. Some chocolate and fudge quality. Would warm you up on a cold winter night.

F: Moderate body, not sticky viscous, but good, smooth mouthfeel.

O: Lives up to the hype. Would love a bottle to enjoy. Very well crafted BA Stout from Perennial.

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

Photo of J-loCBH78
4.98/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Jackgonzo
4.34/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrtomatohead49
4.53/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Calidin
4.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of impending
4.37/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Sporeg
4.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

2017 bottle shared amongst friends.

Finally, finally had the opportunity to try this one and, unlike usual (at least IMHO), the hype was warranted.

Extremely well balanced and smooth. Subtle chili heat balanced by a somewhat sweet chocolate. The alcohol is extremely well hidden but you get just enough barrel. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Just perfect.

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Photo of xt0n1cx
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eiwatts9
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

among the very best beers by ranking because now i am quite convinced that it is one of the very best beers! it is absolutely incredible, huge thanks to my homie in saint louis for sharing this one with me, its one of those beers that due to limited production and insane hype, i thought i might never get to try! so glad i did. i was keen on the base beer, but these barrels take it to the next level. fudge brownie or cake batter comes to mind right away, the cocoa and the vanilla together really make it rich and desserty, but synergies abound in this one. the vanilla notes in the whiskey and the actual vanilla, the subtle rye harshness and the spice of the ancho pepper. the smoked element in the pepper and the earthy bitter cacao nibs, the barrel char and the black malts, and the chocolate and the cinnamon together is also an extremely unique interaction! so much going on here, all fudgey and gooey and dense. the booze is little more than warming, the oak envelopes the whole thing, and i feel cozied, snuggled by this beast. cinnamon and soft smoke linger with a charred character in the end, subtle maple and molasses notes, dark ra chocolate, and smooth mellow wood. its all so good, takes an absurdly well done base beer to the next level. i am not often one to clamour for barrels or freak out about them, but this really is a transformation and a maturation unlike any other. an absolute delight, i hope to encounter this one again!!! hands down the king of the adjunct stouts...

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Photo of beast464
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 1,345 ratings
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