Coffee Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales
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Reviews by StlHopHead77:
4.59/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served in Perennial snifter
This beer pours out a midnight black body devoid of any lighter hues and supports an inch and a half of lightly tawny foam that showed moderate head retention.Slick,oily lacing was left on the glass.The nose is assertive and a good indicator of the beer's constituent parts.Big,fresh espresso roast initially followed by fragrant cinnamon then quality bittersweet chocolate,scalded milk and finally an earthy peppery note from the chiles.Taste follows the nose for the most part.Slightly sweetened espresso,baked sugars,rich chocolate,cinnamon and a slight peppery heat.Mouthfeel is appropriate.Creamy and viscous with a moderate coffee bitterness and medium/full body.Seriously balanced with a true coffee presence and a creamy moderate sweetness.Dangerously drinkable.I love the base beer and I love high quality coffee so this is extremely successful as far as I'm concerned.Hope I can score BA Abraxas when it comes around.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 01:59:09 | More by StlHopHead77
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3.75/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Viscous black with a huge khaki head. Great retention. Surface foam lasts forever.
Smell - Peppers, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate. Lacking the graham cracker around that I love in Abraxas.
Taste - Chocolatey and more peppery. Coffee adds some acidity to it. Cinnamon and chocolate finish.
Mouthfeel - Thick and viscous, but not too sweet. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Disappointing compared to the hype, but it's still a very good beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 16:09:51 | More by Alieniloquium
3.96/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at the Sump release party. Side by side with Sump and regular Abraxas.
A: Black as night, little to no head, strong legs in the glass.
S: Cinnamon. Less coffee than anticipated, though there is some. A little bit of vanilla.
T: A bit of a letdown, actually. The coffee is present, but muted, especially when compared directly to Sump. The standard Abraxas flavors are also more muted, subtler, smoother... but not in a way that really adds to complexity. This was agreed upon by everyone in my tasting group.
M: Great mouthfeel, just like regular Abaxas, but a little hot in the back.
Overall, this disappointed me. I was hoping for an Abraxas-style cinnamon/coffee bomb, and while the flavors were all there, they seemed to detract from one another rather than amplify.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2014 18:23:55 | More by nihiloexnihil
Coffee Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
98 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.