arminjewell (8620) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2015 Pour out of bottle at FOBAB 2014, thick oily black pour with creamy dark caramel head, aroma brought big notes of chocolate, vanilla, coconut into nice bourbon, oak, slight dark fruit into a slight brownie note, some hints of cinnamon as well. Taste was a mix of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, into some dark fruit, vanilla, bourbon with a hint of chili, touch of sweet cake and brownie notes, finishing slightly boozy, full of chocolate. Definitely lived up to the hype for me.
ICEatALAMO (1131) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour is black with a lighter head. The aroma is sweet cinnamon with a hint of spice. The taste is so nice. Smooth as can be. The spice and cinnamon blend very well. Such a great beer.
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CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Loved everything about the regular Abraxas. The barrel age is over top. Nice oak bourbon addition to the wonderful complexity of the base brew. Kick butt.
markextrae (2129) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle recieved in a trade. shared with 2 friends.poured a pitch black colour with a deep mocha head. aroma starts with a hit of cinnamon, rye, dark roasted chocolate, dark malts, cacao, whisky, oak, chocolate fudge, vanilla, some chilli pepper heat.. taste is just bursting with flavour, so incredible and thick in flavor. just a right amount of heat in the finish. every sip explodes your palate with new flavors. bit spiced heat of the barrel, which i like a lot. this BA version is a world of difference compared with the regular abraxas. had this one after the double barrel huna. which was incredible, but this one is just 0,1 point better, because I’m more fan of the spicy bourbon barrels incredible! def. would search after this one again!
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Matt and Kevin, shared with my family on Christmas Eve.
Pours a viscous black color, with a small, fluffy, dark brown head, leaving back a perfect, thin lacing at the side of the glass.
Smells of sweetened cinnamon on top of earthy malts, bakers chocolate and a gentle amount of coffee. The Bourbon qualities aren’t too present on their own, but blend very well into the chili spices, adding heat and wood to the nose. Notes of molasses provide a sweetness to the brew, which gets supported by the omnipresent cinnamon spiciness outstandingly well.
Begins with rich cinnamon flavors straight from the beginning, while earthy, toasted malts, as well as slightly bitter coffee build the foundation of this beer. The cinnamon gets a bit sticky and dusty, while it turns pretty intense on the palate, with molasses and toffee adding a lot of sweetness to its dominant spiciness. The Bourbon barrel, mirroring the nose, doesn’t turn very present on its own, while it interacts perfectly well with the chilies, leaving the spicy cinnamon with an interesting, hot and complex touch on the palate. The sweetness gets balanced by a wooden Bourbon bite, which got a semi dry, bitter aspect to it, highlighting the earthy malts.
Finishes with a sublte, spicy burn, while coffee becomes more present, still with a slick sweetness detectable, which is now calmed by the wooden maltiness, while the Bourbon shines through in its wooden, vanilla qualities, with a peppery bite. Has an incredible smooth mouthfeel, with a hot burn in the end. The beers body is incredible full and quite different to the normal version, while providing less coffee, way more cinnamon and the proper sweetness.
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black tan was, way darker than the 2014 abraxas. Aroma is rich ass chocolate, whiskey, cinnamon, awesome! Up there with the best aromas, DB cake, db Huna, etc. flavor is mild, more than I expected. Warming as I sip on it. More thickening in the mouthfeel, more chocolate coming through.awesome beer!
Countbeer (5308) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Bottle: Vintage 2014: Thanks Beerlistman: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black with a small brown head.
Aromas of roast, marzipaN, marshmellows, soft smooth creamy.
Flavours of roast, marzipan, mocha, roast, bitters, cream, marshmellows and chocolate...
Aftertaste is bitters, roast, chocolate,...
Soft and very smooth! Wonderful beer!
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick like motor oil and pitch black. Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, bourbon, vanilla, and rye spice. Taste is sooooo good! Starts spicy, sweet, and cinnamon with chocolate, vanilla, slight EtOH. Mouthfeel is super thick and tasty. Overall one of the best!
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gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#1400! Jet black, light on head. Nose of very heavy cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon barrel, rich chocolate, base beer is apparent and awesome. Taste of rich vanilla, heavy heavy cinnamon, bourbon barrel, toasty, super complex, dry from the cinnamon, dry spicy finish, the chiles become apparent only on the finish.
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whalez bro. Cinnamon and chocolate aroma, light whiskey note. Thick dark black pour. Lots of cinnamon and chocolate in the flavor too, oak and big wmooth whiskey follows.