hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, taupe head. Good retention. The aromatics boast an interwoven collection of red wine, mescal, deeply roasted malts and cocoa. Full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is a tapestry of chocolate, deep-roast, tart cherries, dark and red berries, caramel and a warming, boozy mescal component. Chocolaty, chest-warming finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
Ferris (6759) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Lots of raisin, date and prune with some wood notes. Deep dark brown with active carbonation and a light brown head. Woody prune juice. Light tartness and dark sugars, tons of raisin and date and that Tequila oaky harshness. Shouldn’t have opened the bottle alone.
Frank (3222) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is interesting. It’s also pretty good but it’s more interesting than it is good. It’s very cloudy brown w/ a head of medium bubbles. It’s nose is boozy w/ some light black pepper notes. This is a little tart w/ taste somewhat reminiscent of cola only not nearly so sweet. It’s medium bodied w/ cramy carbonation and slightly roasty as well. I enjoyed trying this stuff but I think Lost Abbey did well to release this as a one-off.
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very cloudy dark brown color with some reddish tinges and a moderate light brown head on there. Nose is quite fruity and has that candied element to it you so often see in Belgian ales. To me, this would have been a good beer to age in wine barrels. Taste is a little sweet and definitely fruity. OK, but not something I typically look for.
RobertDale (3976) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a nice beige head. Almost a gusher. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and tequila. Taste is malt, chocolate, fruit, tequila, and barrel. Interesting.
RussianDragon (567) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, thanks Darrell. Pours a translucent dark brown with a thick beige head that fades. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is same with oak and barrel complexities, slight alcohol warmth. Medium bodied, muted carbonation, sweet cognac-like finish.
Huhzubendah (2806) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with a half inch of beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate. Oak and barrel flavors emerge more in the flavor. Mild heat. Medium bodied with some boozy cognac-like sweetness. Pretty good.
baraciisch (2208) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of tequila, spices, dark fruits, and tons of cigar tobacco... Flavor is incredibly sweet up front, tobacco notes dominate, spices, tequila barrel notes on finish, more tobacco... Would be great with a cigar... Excellent
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Bacterial (1920) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sent to me by Prufrockstar - thanks Chris! Pour is brown with a tan head. Nose is interesting, almost ashy, lots of barrel happening in there. Big agave sweetness and some boozy burning in the nose. Taste is equally interesting. Some desert fruit figgy stuff going on at the start fading to roasted malt, toasted oak and some high end hotel soap. Odd. Meant to be shared.I appreciate the effort but its kind of a mess.
drfabulous (4499) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 cork and caged thanks to summer secret santa. Dark brown color. Oak and honey and sweetness followed by slight tequila. Very different.