BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, wood, licorice, and vanilla. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, heavy bitterness.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brewery. Black. Thick tan head. Mellow. Some oaky butteryness. For some reason this is rated lower than the BA Ruffian, but I like this much better. It isn’t over oxidized like the BA Ruffian. Very good, but not as good as BA GF Stout and BA CBC Stout.
BlackForestCO (958) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle. Poured a deep black color with a thin tan head that receded to a fine ring. Aroma is boozy with some lightly spicy bourbon, roasted chocolate malt, molasses, some light coffee, and a bit of dry oak. Smooth, thin entry with some sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and a hint of light coffee with some spicy bourbon throughout that finished with a bit of soft vanilla and a touch of oak. Low/no carbonation, far too thin for an imperial stout. I pray we tried a bad bottle, because it was thinner than most regular stouts. Seems like too much time was spent in a barrel. I know this isn’t popular among the rare beer crowd, but I would take Oak Aged Yeti over this in a heart beat.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by wetherel at the Lost Abbey Sinners Dinner. Are you freaking kidding me? I thought the original Yeti was good enough and then you go and barrel age it! Aromas of oak, vanilla, hints of whiskey and chocolate. Excellent!!!
fordest (1954) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
And it’s Official! Shared by Wetherel at the Sinner’s dinner at Lost abbey. Lots of malty aromas and roasted flavors. Chcolate and sweet dark flavors as well. Some wood notes, and more roasted malts on the finish. Very tasty.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
9th rating of this beer, a bottle provided by wetherel at the Lost Abbey Saints and sinner’s party. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is sweet, malty and mellow with a hell of a lot character. Taste is sweet with notes of chocolate and and a bit of a hopped bite. This is damn good, and overall an exceptional taste.
badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy of Jon. Thanks! Black with a creamy brown head. Chocolate, oak, and alcohol aroma aroma and taste with a really nice balance in taste between the chocolate, coffee, oak, and alcohol tastes. Very good.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #90. Thanks to waolsen. Black w/ thin brown head. Nutty, roasty aroma is fairly mellow. Boozy, chocolatey roast. Stout is dulled down quite a bit, but the whiskey flavor isn’t overwhelming. Overally, the barrel just seems to have made this beer less interesting.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #90: Aroma of chocolate, whiskey, oak, and a little molasses. Poured black in color with a small brown head. Opaque. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of lots of whiskey, chocolate, malts, vanilla, alcohol, and sugar. Medium to full body. Thick, viscous texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, lightly dry, whiskey and alcohol finish. Quite boozy. Where are the 75 IBUs? I cannot taste them. Not as good as Barrel Aged Rufian or Oak Aged Yeti.
waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle #90. black pour with thin head. whisky barrel , vanilla and subdue chocolate in aroma. really mellowed out from the barrel aging. Still flavors are full. not as rich and creamy as the oak aged. roasted maltiness is finsih. a little papery on the palate. I thought the ruffian was more impressive in the barrel.