Xenon (124) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very boozy. A strong molasses and mild coffee flavors. Not very memorable honestly but not because of anything bad in particular. Nose has almost a eucalyptus note to it. Most memorable part of the beer
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Roasted malt aromas, caramel and chocolate. Very balanced taste, bitter dark chocolate with sweet elements of vanilla and caramel. Roasted finish with lingering chocolate cake. Solid Imperial Stout.
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: June 18, 2016
Consumed: June 25, 2016
Misc.: Received from Rachel for Father’s Day; No BOD on bottle; Cork and cage top
Got this and another good one from Rachel for Father’s Day. Surprised that I had never had this one. I always think that the Los Abbey is a bit pricy across the board, but I thought I would have tried this by now. Have some high hopes. Bummed that there was no bottled on date.
Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. Very serene setting. Lovely. Good-to-very good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled dark cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, almost a chocolate cake feel, toffee, caramel, roasted coffee malts, light molasses and hints of licorice. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste follows the nose nicely, maybe not quite as good. Chocolate cake, milk chocolate, dark cocoa, roasted nuts, bitter dark roasted coffee (but not overwhelming), roasted toffee, molasses, black licorice, char wood, malt chocolate and dark espresso. Not boozy at all. (Taste - 4.25)
Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This was very good, much better than I even thought. Would recommend it to anyone. (Overall - 4.25)
4.33 96 A
belgis (398) - - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Kept it in the basement for 2 years! Have to say I was just a bit dissapointed. It is superb beer but if I compare it with other stouts around that strenght and density this one seems a bit empty. Sure 2 years helped to get out some interesting notes of dried fruit, but overall besides good nothing much came out of me! Would mind to meet again!
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Servida en un Spiegelau Tulip. APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, no pasa nada de luz a través de ella, corona de espuma color marrón de mediana retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas, y “alcohol legs”
AROMA: destaca el chocolate amargo, granos de espresso, muy licorosa, frutos oscuros como cerezas negras, dátiles, ciruelas, melaza, ligero caramelo y toffee, cuero.
SABOR: al tocar el líquido la boca se siente algo ligeramente dulce, ya en trago notas a chocolate amargo, cocoa, granos de espresso, atrás frutos oscuros como dátiles, cerezas negras, melaza, ligero dulzor. En el retrogusto un amargor medio con persistencia del gusto a chocolate.
SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio con ligera sensación untuosa, baja carbonatación. El alcohol bien enmascarado, sólo se siente una ligera sensación cálida en garganta al correr el líquido.
RESUMEN: una excelente Imperial Stout que tal vez no tiene todo el reconocimiento mundial que merece.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. Black with a tan head. Roasty, woodsy with a little bit of cocoa in the nose, bitter, vanilla, a little medicinal, a little bit of iodine in the mouth. Full body, smooth texture, a little bitter finish with vanilla and wood.
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle, served in a snifter glass. Poured black as night on a moonless night with a two finger creamy mocha tan head. Aromas of roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is absolutely fantastic: Roasted espresso beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, roasted nuts, caramel fudge, licorice, toast, whole wheat current bread, dates, raisins. It also has lots of vinous qualities. Very creamy texture, thick & sticky on the palate. Slightly bitter. A full body with a long roasted espresso & chocolate bittersweet finish. This is an absolutely amazing Imperial Stout!
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This was special. Great aromas and flavors of roasted malt, burnt toast, chocolate, coffee and a finishing bitterness. Beautifully black with a nice tan head. Heavy, oily and smooth.
degbert (1642) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours opaque jet black with a sticky, brown, mashed-potato head. Nose is coffee, molasses, dates, figs, port wine, and vanilla; amazing. A huge punch of sweet coffee and dark fruit on the tongue; plum, prune, date, fig. Vanilla and fig round it out, along with an astonishingly smooth mouth feel. Almost perfect.
samires (51) - POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head, pitch black. Big chocolate with some plum notes, roasty and coffee notes too, bit alcocholic. Medium carbonation. Oily and smooth on tongue.