Perennial Artisan Ales Vanilla Abraxas
What the brewers say
"Brewed with ancho chile peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks."
What our panel thought
"Soft vanilla, chocolate, chiles, light peach, baking spices. Strong dark-chocolate flavor, espresso hints. Medium chile heat lingers through finish, offset by vanilla sweetness and chocolate bitterness."
What our editors thought
"Woody, minty-herbal vanilla nose with hints of roasted malt. The sip is substantial. Quick finish feels lighter than it should for a beer of this weight."