OmegaX (1383) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Thanks for sharing Paul! Nose is chilis, chocolate, roast, and cinnamon. Pour is dark black, with a tan head. Flavors match up well, with Mexican chocolate dominating as the main flavor. Very good. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a jet black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of heavy roast, peppers. Taste is roast, peppers and a finish of chocolate. Not my favorite, but still interesting.
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2011 bottle generously given to me by my friend Wayne, HUGE thanks!!
750ml bottle poured into Darkness snifter, live tasting...
Appearance; pours a fantastic impenetrable brown with a finger of muddy brown head. Retention is pretty good, lacing is excellent with a sheet of head coating the glass.
Aroma; notes of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon... Coffee sneaks in, and maybe, a hint of a hint of chilies...
Taste; extremely well balanced, Abraxas goes down ridiculously smooth, rich chocolate plays well off the vanilla and a slight spicy dryness from the cinnamon creeps in... The chilis are barely evident in the flavor and configure a gentle spiciness and warming sensation in the finish creating a multifaceted beer with several dimensions.
Feel; Abraxas is supremely easy drinking, I could probably chug this whole 750 without a problem... It is substantial in the mouth, but not "clingy" once you’ve finished taking a sip.
Overall; you need to find this beer. It is simply fantastic, easy to drink, well hidden ABV with a lot going on flavor wise! Get some! pineypower (3353) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle shared much thanks to Dave! Pours out a nice dark brown, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is of some nice earthy chili peppers, light pepper spices, chocolate, and some light toasty/earthy notes. Taste is of chocolate, nice chili peppers that have a perfect amount of heat and earthy favors, mild roast with a nice complex mouthfeel. Beer and chili peppers 2 of my favorite things. mcberko (20860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from tstockstrom (thanks Chuck), pours black with a small light brown head. Nose brings out chilli peppers and cinnamon sticks, with the chilli eclipsing the cinnamon - there is some subtle hint of roasted malt and cocoa powder buried further underneath. Flavour brings out the best of chilli, cinnamon sticks, and light cocoa powder - the chillies are most dominant, followed by the cinnamon. Loads of depth and complexity, with perfect execution of all the spicing. Excellent stuff - highly enjoyable, especially considering I don’t normally enjoy spiced stouts.
dmac (6647) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
750ml bottle via trade. Poured a deep dark black with a thick dense foamy beige head. Aroma of green peppers, dark chocolate, touch of cinnamon, black pepper but it seems green pepper really dominates this one. Nice body with a medium mouthfeel and average carbonaion and just a very slight touch of pepper heat. Flavor is a tad better then the aroma with some cinnamon, balck pepper, dark chcocolate, dark toast. Solid beer, drink this one cool at the coldest to really let the flavor come through. crossovert (14467) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
The ancho and cinnamon just elevate this one to high levels. Smoky but sweet a fine, fine stout. tderoeck (11163) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2012
17/IX/2012 75cl bottle from the brewer himself @ home - BB: n/a (2012-1055) Thanks to Cory for the bottle!savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Very dark brown to black beer, big creamy brown head, pretty adhesive, little stable. Aroma: cocoa powder, cinnamon, mocha, is it a touch of bretta?, pumpkin pie, little sweet. MF: quite some carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, some chocolate, little bitter, spices, cinnamon, little hotness from the chilies, peppery, dark caramel. Aftertaste: hop, cocoa powder, spices, little sourish, raisins, bit bitter from the hops, chillies are noticeable in the back of the throat, after swallowing, but not overwhelming. Works for me, great beer!
750ml bottle from beernbourbon, thanks Vince. Thick black pour with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma of chili peppers, cinnamon, alcohol, cola and some faint vegetal qualities. Flavor is rich dark chocolate, spicy peppers, vanilla, alcohol and mulling spice. Full body with a creamy soft mouth feel. Crazy beer, it’s so thick and rich, make sure to share this with many people. Great in small doses but got tired of it rather quickly. SHIG (5328) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle shared by savnac: Poured a thick dark brown/black with a tan colored head. Aroma is very cacao/chocolate and a weird offsetting peppery. A very weird mix of chili spice beginning leading to a strong cacao and roasted malt flavor. It seems to me that the spice comes back in the end as well. I couldn’t see myself drinking a large quantity of this, but in a group setting it was perfect.