holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at FOBAB í12. Rich hot chocolate cinnamon aromas. Bourbon caramel and vanilla sweet flavors are interesting. A creamy sweet imperial stout thatís earthy and nicely spiced. Really good. 9/4/8/4/16
JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks to Nate! Pours dark oily black with thin foamy strip of head. Nose is rich dark chocolate spice, dark bourbony fudge, cinnamon toast, subtle chili pepper spice, cacao. Taste is velvety creamy with tons of fudgey chocolate cake and dark brownie, coconut, cinnamon, soaked in whiskey spice with vanilla and coconut notes. The pepper heat has been a little subdued by the barrel aging it seems, not as "hot" but itís there. Finishes with balanced sweetness and bitter roasty dark chocolate bourbon spice, some dark fruit. Totally legit, this is fantastic.
cgarvieuk (15914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Swap Deep black... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark massive coconut.. Light cinnamon.. Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate... Dark malts.. Deep fruits.. Dark heavy roast .. big coconut .. light smooth non bitter cinamon .. very nice linger... wonder if it would get clawing if i had a lot though
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to the most ridiculous man in Western Scotland. Black with brown head. The smell is outrageous, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, roasty, chili. Taste is similar, all the shit, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, coconut. Sweet with a long bounty bar finish. Dios mio man.
GlasgowTAD (278) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla, cinnamon, cacao. Taste is vanilla, coconut, cocoa and slight chilli heat. Body is full and full of lovely lacing.
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at tadís. Pours black, nose is massive coconut and bourbon, chocolate, cinnamon, taste is dry, chocolate, coconut, sweet.
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (1065) - 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 (61) - 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 (1474) - 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 Iím more fan of the spicy bourbon barrels incredible! def. would search after this one again!
aleigator (340) - 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 arenít 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, doesnít 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.