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Alchemist Luscious

Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: Imperial Stout
Waterbury, Vermont USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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On the evening of August 28th, 2011, I witnessed the destruction of The Alchemist Pub and Brewery. Moments before the flood waters rolled across the dining room floor, I could hear my tanks bobbing against the floor from underneath my feet. 18 tanks of beer were poured down the drain, two survived. Through an unprecedented collaboration of Vermont brewers, I am pleased to offer you a one-of-a-kind beer release.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Chocolate syrup, roasted malt, smoke, bitter coffee, and dark fruits. Medium sweetness rounded out with strong bitterness. Fairly viscous, creamy, and full bodied. Black color, beige head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (528) - , Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2014
mkabull hooked this rarity up in a great trade. Alec is a fantastic trader and you should search him out. This bottle was shared at our annual RIS tasting and didn’t disappoint. Pours a sorta thick looking black, short lived dark brown head... lacing retention. Really standard/no-flaw RIS... big roast with nice balance from the residual sugars... dark cherry essence is present, but light.. bittersweet chocolate with warmth... nice body and bubble. Thanks again Alec, we should stay in touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2240) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle (22 oz). From hoppypocket, thanks David! Pitch black with a medium beige head, some retention and little lacing. Aroma is quite complex with dark chocolate, raisins, liquorice, roasted malt, caramel and dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet with raisins, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, molasses and dark fruits. Alcohol is well hidden. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Chewy mouthfeel. Creamy too. Excellent balance and quite complex. I enjoyed it a lot!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Thank you Tommy for sharing this beer with me. Really excited to try it. Enjoyed at room temp in a stemmed wine glass

A - Pitch black, minor head that quickly fades.

S - Quite ashy. a ton of cocoa and marshmallow with just a touch of turpentine.

T - Very ashy, loads of milk chocolate, lots of licorice. sort of a boldness of really nice English bittering hops, creamy vanilla and charcoal

M - Very creamy. Really sticks around for some time.

O - I enjoyed this a LOT! If you can find a bottle, send it to me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Opaque black with a small. Tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, molasses, smoke, burnt wood, and alcohol. Taste of molasses, more dark fruits, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Reviewed from backlog, bottle tasted 08/22/2012. Pours dark brown, mocha head. Aroma is rich, earthy dark chocolate, roast, licorice. Taste is dark chocolate liqueur, nicely hopped, coffee and roast. Rich, creamy body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle shared at HF, glad to have tried something else by these guys, rich and thick, so glad this one survived the flood, roasty and thick, good stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized tan head. Roast, chocolate, some eathiness, molasses, light coffee, and dark fruits. Alcohol content too well hidden and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Fantastic appearance. Smell is huge on anice, slight citrus. Flavor is again anise, some dark fruits, leather, cocoa, coffee. Nice beer.

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