CanIHave4Beers (3506) - 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 Kier’s cooler... thinking it was someone else’s... and that chill bro just said, yes... you can open it. I actually hand’t 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 (34) - - 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 (2937) - 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 (1765) - 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 (5022) - 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 (88) - 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 (2754) - 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 (444) - 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.
CapFlu (4710) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Ferris. Wonderful aroma of cocoa and chillies. Thes spice is subtle and the cinnamon makes a late entry. Not overly malted. Great beer.
Zymurgeist2 (1197) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at City Beer in San Francisco. Layers of deep fruit, bread malt, and spice, with moderate high coffee and roast married well. Black with light brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a very faith collar. Taste is loaded and complex with the coffee adding a bonus from the base beer, which is already a great starting point.