lightbias (402) - USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this once before and I’m already aware of how much I like it. Now is my chance to describe the experience.
Pulling the cage and popping the cork is always a bit of fun, and this time was no different. A cat scatter-er every time. The aroma is roasted cocoa and dark, overripe, fleshy cherries heavily saturated in bourbon. The tang of coffee seems only an accent to the blended harmony peaking my curiosity, and the olfactory experience is already twice my memory of it. The pour is phenomenal; a rich, coffee hue with a dense milk chocolate foam ready to get the hell out of your way, but happy to reaffirm its depth with just a bit of a tease from the glass.
In tipping for my initial taste, the aroma has a presence of its own, and is heavy enough to fall out of the glass and across my cheeks, intensifying the nose; the brew, rich and creamy on my tongue. The sip is equivalent to the first sip of any really good spirit, sending a rush of goose bumps over the back of my neck, down my spine, and over my thighs. Holy cow, this is better with age. I know I don’t remember this, because I would remember this.
The body is heavy, the taste sweet and hot, I’m finding the coffee now, especially as I breathe out, but deeper into the brew and at a higher temperature. Less enjoyable at 64 degrees, and my absolute favorite at 53, so I pull the remaining beer from the cooler to add to the warmer stuff in my glass. Damn fine beer, damn intense experience.
SudsMcDuff (7522) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was really good, which surprised me a lot, because lost abbey is a brewery that is slowly going obsolete.. . Dark plum black .. Mild foam .. Light roast, tar, petrol and easy barrel .. Mild mouth and finish .. I enjoyed my glass but nothing I’d seek out again .. . Whoever programmed the iPhone dictionary might be the stupidest duckin person ever..
Zakoon (420) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours really dark brown with a nice creamy brown head. Aroma is espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, dark dried fruits, bourbon and wood. Flavour is medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long and with a lot of coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown with chocolate colored head. Aroma is alcohol, oak, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak. Slightly sticky texture.
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz cc bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark blackish with no head. Huge oak, bourbon, cognac, cacao, walnut. Tastes spirity, with oak, bourbon, cacao, dark malt. Dense and hot finish.
mathieuc (2684) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lord Hobo. Pours a really dark brown with no head except for a small rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Dessert-like. Taste is lightly boozy and full of dark chocolate, caramel and coconut. Body is full and carbonation moderately low, a rich sipper. Overall a really nice dessert beer, alcohol doesn’t show too much at all.
ElManana (1383) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Bottle brouGht by BBQSlim. Thanks! Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, nice. Very sweet but nice beer.
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Bottle. Thanks Victor. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, green pepper, roast chocolate and coffee - Medium body.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and phantomhennes. Oily black pour, dense brown head. Rich dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, and warm bourbon create a nicely balanced and full bodied drinking experience. Warm finish without becoming harsh. Really great.
jake65 (3160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Boise imperial stout tasting. Dark brown color and small beige head. Nose is light roast, cocoa, and barrel. Sweeter, but enough roast to stand. Bourbon, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla flavors. Smooth and silky.