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Barrel-Aged Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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4.74/5
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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:
1,370
pDev:
6.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,500
Gots:
201
Trade:
5
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,370 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of warmbier804
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

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

Bottle dated June 2014. I had high expectations and this did not disappoint. Somehow, the barrel aging enhanced the flavor of the adjuncts. The barrel character is there, but it is subtle and it blends perfectly with the flavors of the base beer.

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

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

Photo of boothbeer
4.95/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at Abraxas Day 2015. There is not much wrong with this beer. The head disappears quickly though. But so did the beer, because this is a fantastic brew. Love the smell and flavor. Cinnamon, chocolate, perfect blend of roast and bourbon with hints of vanilla. Not overly boozy which I appreciate. You can still taste all the flavors of Abraxas, but with the extra goodness from the barrel. Truly a beer I had wanted to try for a long time, and it was worth the wait.

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

Photo of vicjr85
4.81/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Porty

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Photo of craft_shannie
4.33/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yasky
4.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at perennial's 4th anniversary....

Beer pours dark expresso brown with a quick dissipating head. The nose is out of this world..cinnamon,chocolate,subtle barrel....reminds me of a whiskey spiked desert. Taste follows closely...but I did pick up a little pepper heat on the back end. Everything blends so perfectly and the high ABV is well hidden. As the beer warmed....I picked up notes of vanilla, marshmallow, and lactose. This beer truly lived up to the hype...by far the best I've had.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.97/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of timc100
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, enjoyed along side Abraxas '14, Hunahpu's '15, Double Barrel Hunahpu's, Double Barrel Cake '14

Pours darker than the non-barrel aged Abraxas, with a dark espresso head. Aroma of cinnamon, rich dark chocolate, vanilla and coconut, and whiskey barrel. On the taste it remains cinnamon and chocolate heavy with a really nice rich whiskey finish.

To me this beer was nearly identical to Prop 14 just with a more pronounced whiskey character.

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Photo of Savearth
4.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewtus
4.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of BWCampbell
4.82/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of italianstallion
4.46/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrob21
4.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iamcalledjason
4.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coon_Hopster
4.72/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 1,370 ratings
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