Perennial Artisan Ales – Abraxas

Perennial Artisan Ales - Abraxas

Perennial Artisan AlesAbraxas

Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
ABV: 10%
IBU: 80
Bottled on: 11/2014
Tasting on: 12/21/14
Glass: Stemmed Stout

Aroma: Overtones of chocolate with notes of cinnamon and raisin. Undertones of chili pepper heat. 9/10

Appearance: Black body with deep brown highlights. Dark tan head. 9.5/10

Flavor: Cinnamon begins the beer on a background of sweetness. Malt and chocolate sweetness become more prominent in the middle before heat comes in at the end, along with a hint of hops to round out the sweetness. Aftertaste of vanilla and dry chocolate. 18/20

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full body. Moderate carbonation. Some hot alcohol. 9.5/10

Overall Impression: A nice flavor that balances heat, spices and sweetness. Very similar to Mexican hot chocolate. This beer is likely to get even better with age. 47/50

Final Score: 93%

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