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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2014
THX!!! to fux. 2013 Vintage. Pours an oily black with only some mocha bubbles on the side as a head. Nose is incredible, thick vanilla cake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies & cake, bourbon. Tastes like brownies, chocolate cake soaped in whiskey and rum, vanilla, very sweet, rum cake, palm sugar, melted milk chocolate, warming bourbon finish. Low carbonation, very oily. This is amazing, believe the hype.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3458) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2014
Thnx to fux ! Pours black , no foam Smell is bourbon , oak , roasted malts . High carbo Intense roasted taste , oak , chocolate , bourbon, bitter , coffee . Very nice !

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Aged 1 yr. Pours a deep dark brown with a mocha foam head that ends up hugging my glass. The Finest Hr has a rich aroma full oak, pleasant booze, vanilla, almost chocolate milk like, mild to medium notes of roasted dark sweet malts. In tasting I noticed a nice warming heat from the alcohol, medium vanilla, mild bitterness, defined sweet caramelized malts, and chocolate. The finish had a weak lingering bitterness, a soft acidic sweet malt taste, and a minor dryness from the alcohol. Overall this was a solid beverage with a great balance of flavor and surprisingly it was very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunt’s Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep blackish hue, opaque with midnight ominous hues, a touch of brown glow on the bottom and edges. Brown head stays as a decent layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are hot, firm oak and spirit, a bit carmelized and toasty, decent roast, touches of vanilla and warmth. A bit sticky, faint brown sugar, oak and coffee roast. Initial is firm and thicker bodied, a touch of soap, firm tannic oak and spirit. Vanilla, toffee and toast, caramel and sweetness. Middle shows a bit of body but it is a bit overdone. Some decent spirit, caramel and toffee, gentle bakers cocoa and chocolate. Backend is a bit fudgey, vanilla and spirit. Nice stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
100th rating for this beer. 2014 bottle, blue wax. Pours a deep brown color with amber highlights around the edges and a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, syrup, soy, vanilla, oak, molasses, and whiskey. Flavor of chocolate, syrup, soy, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, a little bit of dark fruits (dates, mostly), and molasses. Medium-full bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Big, tasty imperial stout. Very well done.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty (1857) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 24, 2014 - bottle at Churchill. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma was sweet, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Taste was consistent with the aroma. Some initial heat that moves quickly to the sweet chocolate and then finishes with woody alcohol. Super smooth going down and medium to full body. 2014 vintage.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2013 Bottle coutesyof SJ. Thanks for this brother. Nice notes of wood, chocolate, roast, Earth, smoke and vanilla. This bold brew left me wanting more.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2013 - 2 ounce pour. thin head, pretty oily and pretty much an oily very thick viscous beer in the glass Huge roasted walnuts and chocolate milk nose It has a barrel strength rye whiskey taste that starts mid-way through and lingers for a very long time. Shaved dark chocolate atop a million layer chocolate chip cookie is pretty much the overarching to this beer but honestly, the astringent, acid roastiness (not creamy at all) takes away from everything else. My teeth are chalky after each sip. Very boozy, dry and intensely roasted. Good but I wouldn’t seek it out again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Backlog: Bottle I brought to CDBD Pt 1. Pours a black body with off white, brown lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, prunes, cocoa, light lactose, chocolate, and sweet espresso with extra packs of sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to full with a rich sweetness upfront, sour dark fruits, chocolate and cocoa follow. A little booze in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2012 bottle, shared by quackus, 11/17/2013. Pours black, hazy light tan head swirling on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is rich toffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon - typical Lost Abbey notes à la Deliverance, Angel’s Share, etc. Taste is caramel, toffee, dark chocolate with full round bourbon finish, rich. Thick, chewy body. Delicious.


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