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:
1,293
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.84%
 
 
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2,457
Gots:
190
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6
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Ratings: 1,293 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of jukenasty
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of wulfie85
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Top five beers I have ever had right here. Imagine if you took Abraxas and made brownies out of it. Ridiculous bourbon and chocolate flavors and heavy mouth feel that couples very well with the base flavors.

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Photo of mig100
4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rating #2000. Bottled 2/2016

Motor oil pour, no light shines through whatsoever. Head is basically non-existent, leaves huge legs on the glass. Syrupy and sludgy.

Aroma is whiskey soaked fudge, brownies and raisins with some slight fruit/cherry-esque scent coming through. Actually smells very similar to BCBS.

Taste is a perfect balance of whiskey, cinnamon, marshmallow, brown sugar and oak, with rich dark chocolate hitting at the back of the tongue and lingering in the mouth.

Feel is silky beyond belief and voluptuous on the tongue, zero alcohol heat, no acrid roastiness, carbonation is very low allowing all the flavors to really shine. Peppers are understated on the drink down and prevent it from becoming too sweet. No trace of palate fatigue through the course of the bottle. Not sure how this was achieved.

Overall, worthy of the hype. Destroys DBH.

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

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

Photo of AdrianC31
4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of UcDru
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Poured into a snifter at the brewery. Practically no head or lacing, and very little carbonation. The pepper is very subtle, more heat than taste. The chocolate cools the heat very nicely. Coats the mouth, tongue, throat, stomach...who am I kidding, it was a big fuzzy blanket, a hot tub in a snow storm, a hot toddy and a beautiful red head all rolled into one.

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

Photo of Srqb
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.34/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

I don't rate many beers but this one is just to good not too. Lives up to they hype and comes through on all levels.

Motor oil thick and with a nice balance of spice (I m not a spice guy either). The heat from the bourbon along with the spice warm you up on the way down. Just an amazing beer , definitely should be top 3 on the 250 list.

Read a review once on this site and who ever wrote it nailed it..... Cinnamon Toast Crunch......

Amazing beer well worth the price of admission

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.62/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayGreezy
4.81/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmcurran
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slayson
4.95/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

L: pitch black, no head
S: cinnamon, sweet whisky, dark chocolate.
T: wow! Well balanced flavors. The cinnamon, barrel, chocolate and slight spice on the back end.
F: so smooth, and coating.
O: doing a side by side with dbh, and this is better.

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

Photo of JayAre46
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.68 out of 5 based on 1,293 ratings.
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