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Alchemist Luscious

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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.

Admin note: This is for Luscious Pre-2014 (bottled / draft). If you have a canned Luscious, see other entry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4908) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle@Sad Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais’ endless triangle travel aka Chris’ Birthday tasting: Bottle: Served in a taster: Medium sized brown head on top of a black beer. Aromas of liquorice, roast, hint of soy and some hops. Flavour is roasty, wood roast, malt roaat, smooth, cream, light liquorice, brown sugars, hops, soap, marzipan and flowers. Aftertaste is bitter, roasted wood and malts, cream and flowers. Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by countbeer at Harlemmerstraat tasting. Pours thick black color. Light carb on heavier body. Notes of licorice, dark malt, chocolate, and barrel. Got more lekker with some air aging as the tasting went on. Pretty nice Vt tick to get in the dam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3605) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle thanks to Countbeer. Black pour with nice brown head. Aroma is blackstrap molasses, ashy, woody, burnt wood. Taste is bitter, woody, ashy, a bit too aggressive, but still quite tasty. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9351) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Bottle shared @ tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, a bit medicinal, a hint of smoke, something weird. Taste malts, dark malts, moderately roasty, roasted bitter. Nicely roasty bitter finish. Taste is way better than the aroma, although it gets a lot better after a while. Totally different from what it smelled like initially, way better. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Countbeer. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, overripe dark fruit, molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (401) - 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 (651) - , 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 (2487) - 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 (3268) - 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 (3077) - 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!

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