Perennial Abraxas

Perennial Artisan Ales
St. Louis, MO, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Limited Rotating
ABV: 10%
Bitterness: 80 IBU

From the brewer

An Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness. Abraxas is brewed with unique ingredients intended to challenge and excite the palate. It may be enjoyed right away or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged. Perennial Artisan Ales is a small batch craft brewery dedicated to producing unique, premium beers. Our beers are brewed with the experimental, seasoned craft beer drinker in mind.

Average Scores

Overall: 89 (logged 7 times)
Draft: 90 (logged 5 times)
Bottle: 88 (logged 2 times)

Who's been drinking this

I would swear this had coconut in it but I know it doesn't. Best coconut beer that contains no coconut ever, I say. I feel like I never got this impression before, but everything else was consistent with previous tastings.
Bumbing up the rating on this one! It's simply amazing, a great combination of cocoa and chilli flavors.
Quite pleasing beer. Smells like dark chocolate. Marked cacao flavor, hints of vanilla. Peppers add a subtle flavor without adding almost any spiciness. Pretty much feels like drinking fine chocolate. Could be a little bit more roasty/malty to fully express itself as a beer.
I think I prefer this muchly out of the bottle. Whereas on tap this beer was super-smooth, almost blandly so, here it carried a lot more bitter chocolate in the flavor. That masked the sweet effect of the cinnamon, and maybe enhanced the chili (though not much). More intriguing, balanced, and tasty this way.
Bottle tasting at Xbeer One
Prickly cinnamon and light cocoa; a nice change from the procession of cinnamon beers lately in that it no way resembles Red Hots. Finishes very mildly; whatever base stout doesn't assert itself. This is very much a cinnamon drink. Very tasty but not the life changer it was hinted as. (6 oz goblet)