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Alchemist Luscious

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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown - black beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and soft. Light touch of dark chocolate and aniseed spice. Mild coffee and cream. Finishes soft with more of the same. Nice subtle dark fruits. Well integrated and easy going.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla, fudge, toffee, dates, anise, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, toasted grain, and molasses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: March 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: opaque dark chocolate, scant head
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, rich chocolate, light fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, roasted, sweet caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10465) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruceís, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - huge thanks to Wally for this one. Pours thick, oily black with a dense, creamy brown head. Torched wood in the nose, some hefty dark chocolate, good roast. Medium to big sweet flavor, rich dark chocolate, some dark earth, burnt wood, dark fruits, some woody dryness. Full bodied with fine to average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, some burnt marshmallows, robust chocolates, some chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, earthy bitterness, burnt wood, some booze-soaked dark fruits, raisins. Quite wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Nearly a black color and a chocolate brown head. The first thing I noticed was hops dnd chocolate. Fudge, roast, molasses and hops. Flavor is toasty and hoppy along with awesome dark chocolate and molasses notes. Standout beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8773) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
651mL at Woodshop 7. Very cool story behind this bottle. Poured deep brune to ink. Medium to low carbonation. Spotty lace. Mocha head. Nose is maple, soy, brown sugar, plum, pine needles, fresh hop resin. Finally, a hopped imperial stout! Taste is bitter hop resin, brown sugar, dark chocolate, malted milk balls. Palate is rich, oily, a bit sticky. Nice hoppy balance. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a deep, black hued body that completely coats the glass. Aromas are of deep chocolate, nutty, iodine, bread, light licorice, deep roast. Flavors are nutty, iodine, chocolate, cocoa, bready, toasty, warming. Medium-low carbonation, slightly thinner body than I was expecting with the style and the name. Nicely warming. Well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 My Bottom Line :
Roasted bread crusts, chocolate cake, and sugar-y icing coalesce in this Imperial Stoutís plump mouthfeel, as alcohol heat and coniferous hop resins add depth.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A healthy head of foam covers the pure darkness.
-This is a luscious dessert indeed.
-Dark malts could yield more flavor; residual sugars are quite important in this one.
-The roastiness in the finish is delicate, softened up by chocolate-y malt sugars.
-The pine-y hops are in your face throughout, but itís a fun intensity.

Bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bomber. Poured inky near black with a short, rich brown head. The aroma picked up warm chocolate, coffee, and licorice with a nice sweet roast to it.. vanilla came through as it warmed up.. great coffee right on the back. The flavor found toasty vanilla and mocha on the middle with light smoky notes, pine, and anise around.. finished warm, but not unreasonably so, with roasty malts, vanilla, and a bit more pine. Heavier-bodied with a silky smooth feel on the middle of the palate.. the big hop bill played well.. great stuff!


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