MadRobin (2813) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap 4 oz. taster at the Lost Abbey/ Brewing tasting room.
Opaque, near black with a brown head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted coffee, mocha, chocolate milk, bourbon, tobacco, roasted malt, vanilla and oak.
Taste of dark chocolate, bourbon, licorice, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, alcohol, roasted coffee and heaven on earth.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization with a glorious mouthfeel.
At 13.5%, it's hard to hind the alcohol. Other than that one blemish, this is a fabulous beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and caramel aroma. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, oak, tabacco and vanilla flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee finish.
anstei (1169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Erzbierschof Monday Club. Very barrel intense, a bit dusty. Also pitch black. Some vanille. Soft carbonation, giving room for even more barrel. Thick and heavy, but not as much as the ABV would say.
Lore (2168) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 practically black colour, 1 inch creamy brown head; aroma of intensive herbal and cocoa notes, coffee some smoke and whisky; taste is the same with the dominance of syrupy, herbal and smoke notes; great imperial stout, though not that perfect I expected
fordest (2435) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with a thin strip of head. Left some lacing. Draft at South Park Abbey. Lots of stouts on draft here. Aromas of barrel and bourbon. Flavors were the same. Yummy stuff.
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from kihoskh.
pours pitch black with a dark brown head. looks very very good
strong aroma of roasted malts, coca and coffee,.
flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, very velvety and smooth, also notes of bourbon. alc burn, but not at all brutal as you’d expect at 13.5% fainter notes of raisins too. i think i can taste the lost abbey house flavor in this one, sort of faint belgian yeasty kind of note to it, but in any case a good tasting imp. stout with complexity and power combined.
kraddel (6146) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx to Philus! Pours intensely black, with a nicely sized , grey head. Yes, this is a dark beer ! Smell is Heavy, roasted malts, mild bitterness, and hidden booze. Taste is full, sharp roasted malts, bitter, tones of coffee and dark chocolate. Very heavy, a lot of booze. Nice
philus (46) - Bazel, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared with kraddel: aroma boozy, cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate. Appearance: brown foam, roast malts. Taste: medium bitterness, light sweetness, alcohol, cocoa, chocolate. Loved this one
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big rich aroma of coffee, brandy, if bourbon, spice, chile. Dark brown and rich looking. Solid integration of flavour. Dangerous drinker.
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a three finger light head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights, ton yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate, some dark fruit, the high ABV just about hidden. Decent Imp stout. Expensive at $18.99 for a 375ml caged & corked bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.