maneliquor (3285) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the Track Set interval of the Brokeback Revisited tasting in London. Cheers Kenny! Geez Meat Loaf... Pours very deep brown with ruby edges and a very tight rim of tan around the sides. Nose is chock full of dark, bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, big espresso, very ashy and spice driven with pepper. In your face bitterness. Taste is balanced bitter-sweet dark chocolate, plenty of fresh pressed coffee, loads of spice. Very bitter on the finish. The coffee is the winner here. Some cinnamon and coconut on the finish. Probably a little too coffee forward for me. Very good nonetheless
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London during the Track Set portion of the Brokeback Revisited tasting. Paired with Meat Loaf. Thanks to Ken, pours somewhat clear, deep black-brown with a weak, off-white cream head. Lots of baking cocoa in the nose espresso, well roasted malts. Medium sweet flavor with tons of charred malts, rich bittersweet chocolate, coffee grounds, burnt toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Rich finish, lots of oily chocolate, more hefty coffee, baking cocoa, figs, burnt bread, chocolate cake. Delicious. Well balanced. Excellent musical pairing,
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is Sweet, vanilla, chocolate and coffee, there is a slight note of alcohol. Flavour is nice complex with notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak.
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This owns. The coffee still remains. The cacao is a bit less notable but it’s a damn tasty beer. A bit heavy, and sweet, but I’d recommend anyone who likes their earthy coffee beers pick this bad boy up. Thanks David.
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at FoBAB 2013, pours opaque black. Nose bourbon some coco. Almost pepper smell. Taste chocolate and coffee come through in the taste. Bourbon adding chartacter not overpowering. Roasty finish.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampler at fobab. Pour dark brown with thin head. Nose is of chipotle coffee and chocolate. Peppery taste with exceptional balance.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Bat out of hell" från Lost Abbey boxen, (som tydligen var alias med denna). Aska kaffesump och nyskuren chili. Intensiva smaker av kaffe som hänger i. Viss beska mot slutet. Lite småvass. Bourbon kan anas.
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis. Pitch black with a small dark brown head. Lots of coffee in the nose, cocoa, lots of coffee, light acidic, burnt malts. Medium/full body, oily texture, near flat carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and bitter.
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Theis LA-box tasting. Pours a liqiuid tar with no head. Quite sweet with a heavy malty bitterness. Light aromas of green peppers and fresh coffee beans. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
b3shine (5854) - Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster at FoBAB. Looks good; a dull, dark brownish black with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and the barrel treatment with some pepper spiciness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not sure where the pepper notes came from, but they were definitely there to me.