djd07 (3879) - 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 (3796) - 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 (389) - 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 (1600) - 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 (2306) - 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 (381) - 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 (1786) - 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.
Beerman6686 (4696) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured a dark brown to black with a beige head
Aroma of cinnamon, fudge, vanilla and booze. Fpavr was cinnamon, light roast, ridge American vanity ellam, not really any barrel bit still pretty taste.
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to beerman6626. Poured black with tan head. Aroma is pretty good with spice vanilla. Light carb med bod. Light spice creamy milk stout booze barrel taste.
dfearnley (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to goblet at the RBAG14 warmup
Wow...okay, I just finished slamming down a Prairie Bomb which was amazing BTW, but this is AWESOME! Huge caramel, molasses, rum, raisins, and whiskey....damn, I don’t know, there’s much more going on. Dark creamy, silky dark brown with a tan head that’s so thick that requires 7 rinsings and some scrubbing to clean. Taste is my mom’s rum Christmas, fruitcake...rum, maraschino cherries, currants, vanilla, candied fruit.