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Perennial Vanilla Abraxas
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5137) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours very dark brown with a small dark team head. The aroma has a lot of cinnamon and peppers off the bat. There is smooth roast and a bit of a milk chocolate aspect. The beer has a full velvety body with gentle soft carbonation coating the mouth. The taste starts off with cinnamon, roasted peppers meatiness, chocolate, roasted malt with a hint of roasted bitterness and just a hint of vanilla. The finish has some earthy hops, dry spices and peppery spice. Quite good, but hoped vanilla would be bigger.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (4591) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, dark chocolate, roasted chili pepper, vanilla and fudge. Tastes of dark chocolate, light chili, light vanilla, fudge, roasty notes. Full body with a dry finish. Better than Coffee Abraxas but I think regular Abraxas is still the best of the non barrel aged versions.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2015
I think the regular abraxas is a touch better but thatís just pulling hairs. Light well integrated vanilla and heavy dark chocolate. Lots of roast and less pronounced chili than the regular. Pours black with great head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at churchkey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (5280) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
On draft at Churchkey during the 2015 Oerebbuak Abraxax Launch Party. Pours black with a tan head. Flavors of vanilla and dark stone fruits. Velvety mouthfeel. Hot finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Tap. Jet black, very dark tan head. Lots of Mexican cakiness, dark chocolate, and pleasant rounded sweetness from the vanilla Iím guessing, and slight spice in the aroma. Cinammon bark, dark chocolate cake, some savory bitterness, heat is present from the peppers, but not vegetal. Thicker velvety sticky body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (922) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 20, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2157) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
On draft at perennial during abraxas week 2015. Thougjt that regular Abraxas had vanilla (or at least the perennial website says it does). Maybe this is just more? Anyway, Cinnamon is still the dominant theme. But isnít completely overpowering like in the 2013 regular abraxas I had. The vanilla doesnít come through as much as it mutes the cinnamon. I guess more of a balanced flavor between chocolate and cinnamon with a touch of vanilla. Nice little pepper kick on the back end, which works amazing with the cinnamon. Really solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4732) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap at Perennial. Comes black with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, spice, and coffee. Taste is vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, and some coffee. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ @Maxís][ $3][ Taster ][ 06.20.15 ]
jet black, thin cream head, small lacing. Light heat from anchos is married well with sweeter cocoa nibs, think spiced holiday supper. Front palate is harsh sugar, burning and gritty with some heat before softer, more caramel mid, sticky cocoa mid. Not enough heat esp when compared to the nose. No bitterness or hop presence through the watery, light-plastic booze end, full and sweet. Nuance only in nose interplay.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Sampled at Maxís Rare and Obscure Part 8. Pours a murky, deep black with some brown head. Nose has... whoa, wow, lots of cinnamon and vanilla, brown sugar, cakey, raisin, molasses, some clove too, a bit of candle. Flavor is solid, malt, brown sugar and caramel, cinnamon, clove, the chili comes through as black pepper, some raisin. The heat on the end is pleasant.


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