koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. 750 mL bottle pours a motor oil black with a really small film of tan head that quickly disperses into a ring. The aroma is pretty good. There is a nice heavy coffee, light roast, a touch of vanilla and then the spices kind of take it from there. I like the smell, but itís too big on spice on the back end. The flavor is great. Heavy coffee and the spices again take over. There is a little roasted malt, maybe some cocoa, and a peppery blast that I wasnít expecting. The mouth feel is good. Viscousy and oily with a nice carbonation that kind of ties everything together. Iím glad I got to try this one!
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours pitch-black with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma offers dark-roast coffee grounds and burnt barley malts. Full-bodied and velvety with prickly carbonation. The flavor presents bittersweet, dark-roast coffee and deeply roasted malts. Lengthy, burnt, boozy finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A funny story is that this was one of the last beers I rated at RBSG 2014, you see I was... for whatever reason digging around in Kierís cooler... thinking it was someone elseís... and that chill bro just said, yes... you can open it. I actually handít noticed the bottle.. and had no Idea what bro wanted me to open... but it came to pass that I tried Coffee Abraxas, late at night, in a hotel room... basically by accident.
The beer pours black with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is sweet and spicy.... especially coffee forward with a defined cinnamon character that is more muted in this version than the original.
The flavor is really sort of boozy, lightly chocolaty with some coffee and come mild green pepper. Honestly the spice and richness that is usually a part of this beer take a back seat to the coffee here.
good beer thought, thanks Kier
maxodom (44) - - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours jet black with little head. the coffee flavor wasnt as pronounced as i was hoping, but it certainly muted the other spice flavors of the abraxas. I liked it, but im not sure adding coffee made abraxas any better.
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks, Corbet. Black, oily, fading tan foam. Heavy aroma of burnt coffee, roast, light soy sauce, dirty earth, spicy chilies, a hint of sweet vanilla, plum, maybe some cinnamon. Flavor has a big deep roasted coffee flavor, bitter earth, roasted green peppers, faint cinnamon, light wood chips, light maple syrup, hints of bitter cacao & some vanilla. Foamy, oily mouth feel. Awesome stuff.
mikem409 (1842) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown almost black color. Aroma is sweet coffee. Taste is chewy chocolate bar with nice coffee kick
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, cinnamon, chocolate. Thick mouth with very coffee roast, burnt caramel, chocolate, sweet and creamy, really enjoyed this.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. I like the coffee addition flavoring. Nuts on aroma! Coffe makes it a tad bitter but still super enjoyable. So stout like and added cinnamon and similar anise from the base brew. Fantastic. Love the balance.
50belair (2954) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle generously shred by Seth. Dark brown/black pour with a brown head. Big coffee nose. Lots of coffee upfront that fades to cinnamon, chili heat, and dark toasted malts. Very good body and mouthfeel.
biggsbowler (537) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, and dark chocolate in the nose. Rich dark chocolate, slight cinnamon, vanilla, a little heat in the taste.