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:
1,295
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
6.84%
 
 
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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

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

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

Photo of JBreits83
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Sean32
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eidel18
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bpa112
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

2016 vintage

Light tan head. Black in color.

Tons of cinnamon and vanilla. Very little chipotle heat, however. Chocolate and cocoa. Bourbon and oak. Rich and complex.

Typical Perennial BA stout thickness. Very big. A little spice shows in the finish.

This is an amazing beer, but I wish it was spicier. It is incredibly thick and smooth.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.87/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious cinnamon flavor. The barrel takes some of the sweetness off making this a superbly balanced beer. Fantastic!

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Photo of JoeMarinello
4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jfstilling
4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

There are no adequate words to describe the awesomeness of this amazing beer. I truly believe it is only a matter of time before BA Abraxas finds itself rightfully at the very top of the BA Top 250 list. And once it gets to the top, like Hulk Hogan in the mid/late 80's, expect it to stay there.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of RedNeckBeerDude
4.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

There are many great BA stouts out there, but I would say this might top the list. Nothing overpowers itself, the bourbon, cinnamon, and chilies all work in perfect combination. Great cinnamon up front, with a smooth well hidden abv on the back end. Amazing!

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Photo of ha-sheem
4.66/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 waxed bottle
L: Pours a dark, thick and syrupy onyx stream with a very thin rust-colored head that recedes quickly
S: After I cracked the wax and before I opened the cap, a spicy aroma filled my nostrils. Peppery and cinnamon-forward nose
T: As others have commented, the barrel aging deftly subdues and complements the piquant cinnamon and spicy profile of the base beer. Vanilla beans, dark chocolate, leather, and dried tobacco round out each sip
F: Thick and chewy with a moderate carb
O: Thoroughly enjoyable entry in the barrel-aged spiced stout category. The barrel aging provides a welcomed complexity to an already rich flavor profile. Overall a very impressive stout.

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Barrel-Aged Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
4.68 out of 5 based on 1,295 ratings.
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