Coffee Abraxas - Perennial Artisan Ales
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3.75/5 rDev -17%
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 -12.4%
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 88 ratings.