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Perennial Barrel Aged Abraxas

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial Stout aged 11 months in Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey barrels with cacao nibs, ancho cilies, vanilla beans, and cinnamon.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2599) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Shared with the crew at BSP as part of Mexican Cake mega trade year 2. Unbelievable this beer. Cinnaon and vanilla aromas. Milk chocolate adn creamy texture. All melding together really well. Maybe a touch below DB huna and a touch above all the mexican cakes if I had to rank them. Everythign here is subtle but still well rounded and prominant enough to give you a diverse set of flavors and textures. Spice and chocolate and amlt and barrel and fruit flavors. Cherry and a dark chocolate finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
The aroma is an outstanding combination of chocolate, cinnamon rolls, vanilla, and a touch of chili peppers. Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger beige head with good retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate. There is a good cinnamon roll backbone.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1784) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Another knockout shared with the crew @ BSP. Damn. Just when I thought DB Huna would be all alone. Not sure if this is better, worse or equal but it is just really, really, really good. Beautiful balance between the chilies, whiskey, rye spice and chili. Truly a masterpiece of a beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger beige head with good retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate. There is a good cinnamon roll backbone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap: The aroma is an outstanding combination of chocolate, cinnamon rolls, vanilla, and a touch of chili peppers. Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger beige head with good retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate. There is a good cinnamon roll backbone. The finish has some roasted coffee, vanilla, and some light chili pepper heat. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, this is only FoBAB eve, but this is going to be tough to beat for the weekend. I really dug this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap: The aroma is an outstanding combination of chocolate, cinnamon rolls, vanilla, and a touch of chili peppers. Itís a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger beige head with good retention. There is some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of milk chocolate. There is a good cinnamon roll backbone. The finish has some roasted coffee, vanilla, and some light chili pepper heat. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, this is only FoBAB eve, but this is going to be tough to beat for the weekend. I really dug this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get a good dose of oak up front with some cinnamon and whiskey. As I drink more of the beer I start to get some light heat from the peppers as well as some light smoke and a bit of alcohol burn. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Bottle..thanks to Peter! .Nose is vanilla, spice, chocolate, ancho, chewy, chocolate cake..Taste is chewy, spice, chili, vanilla, chocolate cake,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephenís 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours black with a circle of brown foam. Aroma is very smooth roasted malt, some cinnamon, booze is presnet in a complex and delicious way. Taste is roasted mat, delicious delicate savory light bourbon. Very very nice, complex, interesting, surprisingly smooth, some chili burn, awesome. if anything, slightly too much cinnamon.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Huge thanks for this one man!! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and great lacing. Sweet cinnamon apple pie, cocoa, coffee, light roast, some pie crust, pepper, and vanilla. Taste is rich dark chocolate, nutmeg, vanilla, espresso, somewhat earthy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spice with a rich chocolate finish and a bit of chili heat. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. So decadent and delicious. Amazing.


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