Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours dark with almost no foam head. The aroma is full of cinnamon, spicy, good whiskey and oak notes, chocolate, roasted malts, and a sugary sweetness. Tasting the whiskey is very mellow and enjoyable. The chocolate blends well with a sugary lactose taste. Overall a great brew. Good finish, good body, and kind to my palate. RLiddell (141) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle share, thanks Matt! Pours a midnight black with very little head. Aroma is boozy whiskey, dark chocolate, dark fruits. The taste is very chocolate forward with cinnamon notes. Mouth feel is how an imperial RussianStout should feel, thick and viscous. Very good beer! Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 1, 2016
First off let me say I LOVE the original version of this beer, it’s one of my favorites. Unfortunately the 2016 bottle I had was way too heavy on the cinnamon. Everything else was kinda hidden in the back. I really wanted to like this one more than I did, but I gotta be real when I rate. rouhlas (3737) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 30, 2016
750 ml bottle tasted next to regular and coffee version. Thanks Glen!! Black color with brown head that disappears quickly. Malty aroma, roasted, light spicy, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, wood, alcohol, whiskey, some dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation. DCLawyer (2912) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Draft at Snallygaster 2016. The only beer I have ever done an old man fast-walk to get in line for. Glad I did. Near black with small tan head. Dark chocolate, molasses, booze, vanilla, chili spice, cinnamon, all integrated perfectly. The quintessential spiced stout. Just an amazing beer.
jc1762 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2017 Tap at Snallyghaster 2016 showing pitch black with quickly dissipating latte colored foam.
The nose shows notes of vanilla and molasses. Upon warming up, a clear coconut profile comes out.
The palate is full bodied and syrup slick showing barely any carbonation. Vanilla and clean coconut notes ring throughout the beer with the attack beginning with a mix of light chocolate, cinnamon, and tobacco. A very strong cinnamon spiciness begins on the front end. The mid palate shows intense coconut with a finish on light tobacco and burnt notes. Not bad at all, but I fully prefer the non-barrel aged version. Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
This is just so much better than regular Abraxas in every aspect. Not too much herb, much more cinnamon forward, thick mouthfeel, full body, crazy taste overall. Extremely complex beer. Rye whiskey barrel tastes fantastic! jbruner (5124) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours an opaque black from the bottle, motor oil thick with thin ring of bubbly tan brown head. Aroma of big barrel notes over hints of spice and roast. Taste follows, chilies are subdued a bit by the barrel, big sweetness all over it, not sure the vanilla beans were necessary for the barrel version. Thick and viscous, a bit of warming booze, but not too bad. A really solid barrel aged stout. jmgreenuk (9872) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured an oily dark brown with little life. The aroma is sweet malt, coconut, cinnamon, dark chocolate. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich malt, molasses, alcohol bitter, coffee, light vanilla, spicy chocolate palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. deanso (10056) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 29, 2015
bomber shared at an adhoc THT tasting.
No head or carbonation. lear black pour. Vanilla spiciness and chocolate. Very good