Dodgrblu (639) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, coconut aroma, spicy finish, some hoppiness.
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Clownoisseur (284) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FOBAB 2013 and again at Great Taste of the Midwest 2014. The pour was a dark brown, near black...fairly opaque and had a small mocha-brown head. Nice aromas of cocoa, pepper spice, vanilla with a mild oak and alcohol. Taste is nicely balanced as you would expect from the nose. Nothing is jumping out and dominating the palate, but each ingredient makes it;s presence known. Nice cocoa and vanilla sweetness that cuts the pepper heat and barrel character nicely. Just wishing it was a bit more "bold" in terms of body and character. Typical gluttonous expectations. Finishes a bit "hot", but fairly balanced. I get more of the sweetness in the back end where I was hoping for some dry cocoa to harmonize with the alcohol. All in all, a great beer that I look forward to trying again!
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Cinnamon, Chocolate, Sweet Bread
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Cinnamon, Chocolate, Mild Cake
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
djd07 (3970) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 1 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark brown with tan head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is marshmellow, roast, peppers, cinnamon.
Medium mouthfeel with cinammon and pepper and chocolate fudge, nice boozy finish, wow really enjoyed this.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour. Black pour with brown head. Coffee, roasted, coffee, roasted sweet malt, cinnamon, chocolate flavors. Awesome.
Ataraxia (399) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, syrup, toffee, and chili peppers. Mix of sweetness and peppery finish. Full bodied, smooth, and fairly creamy.
Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share in Orland Park. Pour is very dark brown with no head. Aroma of chocolate syrup, cinnamon, oak chips, vanilla, and roaste grain. Flavor is similar with added notes from the barrel aging - whiskey, vanilla extract, oak, molasses, and liquorice. Great.
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks, Nolan. Black, oily, & thick, just like regular Abraxas. Deep-tan colored, leathery foam rests on top for only a few moments before turning to a collar. Aroma... Wow. Warm cinnamon Teddy Graham crackers, sweet vanilla cake, snickerdoodle cookies, brown sugar, light fudge drizzle, & a mild sense of bourbon soaked wood chips hanging around just outside the periphery... So smooth, so complex & unique. Taste gives way to some dry coffee beans but you’re quickly launched into a world of cinnamon graham crackers, lightly tannic barrel presence, bourbon infused dark chocolate, robust vanilla, & some burnt brown sugar in the finish. Finishes with a lingering taste of cinnamon cookies drizzled in chocolate & vanilla goodness. My god. A fantastic beer.
biggsbowler (387) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle ’13 - Pours dark black w/ tan head. Lots of cinnamon, oak, vanilla, and bourbon in the nose plus some spices. The taste is chocolate, cinnamon, bourbon, and vanilla very well mixed. The combination of flavors are solid.
artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Pours a dark brown to black with a slight brown foam head. Aromas of alcohol, fudge brownie, cinnamon. The taste is sweet and not much barrel comes through until it heats up. Really good stuff in smaller amounts.