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Lost Abbey Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale



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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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15 years ago I racked my very first beer into an oak barrel. That same year, Bottleworks opened their doors in Seattle, WA and started selling amazing bottles of beer. It’s purely a coincidence of course, but nonetheless... Where once there were few purveyors of these great beers and fewer still brewers producing oak aged beers, there are many who have joined the party. Yet, Bottleworks remains and institution in this city and we’re proud to call them friends, acquaintances and continued supporters of our craft. In your hands you have 15 years of experience, dedication and commitment to being more than average. We’ve never made a beer aged in Tequila Barrels but we’re sure you’ll find it exceptional for the flavors it holds and the stores it tells. Listen carefully and you can hear the Agave whispering your name as it did ours when we blended this batch from 12 separate oak barrels. Cheers to Vern and the entire Bottleworks crew on the first 15 years. We look forward to 15 more! - Tomme Arthur

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1313) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Cloudy brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, raisins, dates. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, rich on the palate with a slight powdery texture. Taste is chocolate, raisins, dates, oak. Yummy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle with Stephen. Thanks! Reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Dark grape, brandy, caramel, lemon, honey, chocolate, heavy tannic aroma. Twangy, very tannic, port, caramel, dark grape, vanilla, cinnamon flavor. A sipper but very fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at Corkscrews with Aaron. Pour is slightly murky brown with a small tan head and great lacing. Plummy, caramel, heavy oak, tannic, port, grapey, raisins, and light cardboard in the aroma. Taste is grapey, bourbon, caramel, apple brandy, toffee, raisins, light cocoa, and plums with light alcohol on the finish. Thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty albeit a bit dated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5789) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
I was a bit worried after reading GT2’s review that said it might be infected, but that was not the case with the bottle I had. Thanks to 5000 for sending it my way. Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma reminds me of the tequila-flavored chocolate made by Dallas chocolatier Dude, Sweet Chocolate (and trust me, that is a good thing). The flavor reminds me of a bit of a piña colada. I get some pineapple and coconut as well as some tequila, lime, chocolate and caramel. Fairly boozy. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Tastes like a combination of The Bruery’s Melange No. 9 and Lost Abbey’s Agave Maria. I loved both of those beers and loved this one. Good job Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1649) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a tan head..Nose is tequila, caramel, musty, caramel, agave, barrel..Taste is barrel, tequila, oak, agave,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8553) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
> Bizarre, funky (infected?), savory, meaty/smoky, cocoa powder, Bretty, oaky oude bruin

[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ GCurlow ][ Trade ][ Globe ][ 8.2.14 ]
>> Well well, this beer is truly weird. Deep, hazy sepia pour with Brett powered overcarbonation. Larger tan foam with good lacing. Intense barrel nose with vanilla and tequila- gets intense over time to something like mildew, mezcal smoke, maple, rich chocolate, extreme mustiness. Taste is sour brown/oude bruin, tart, heavily carbonated in palate, Worcestershire, soy, salt, bitter cocoa powder. Not bad. Dry palate, more Bretty than sour, high carbonation, minerally. Savory chocolate....surprisingly good. No funk in the nose surprisingly. Drinkable for abv, huge effervescence. Interesting.

>!< sour, funky, Bretty, overcarbonated, extreme alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1431) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours dark brown with off-white head. Biscuit, figs, dark fruits, and bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes a little sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Justin, Kristen, Matt, Jacob, Jen, other Matt. Pours black brown with white head. Aroma is big alcohol, dark musky. Taste is bready, cardboard, nice figgy. Interesting and complex for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2060) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Super deep, murky swamp brown beer with a creamy, ecru foam that lingers on top. Interesting, unique aroma. Lots & lots of raisins coated with toffee, caramel, & butterscotch with a hefty dose of tequila & wood in the periphery. Not sure if I would have guessed tequila without being told, but it’s most certainly tequila; earthy & semi-spicy. Taste also includes a unique combo of tequila soaked raisins, molasses covered prunes, licorice, & burnt caramel, leading to a woody finish with a boozy warmth that crescendos from start to finish. Big, bold body to match the ABV. A unique beer & a good one. I am not a tequila fan at all, but still thought this was fairly solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Medium sized head that fades normally to a fairly thick ring. Aroma is raisins, caramel, and tequila. Taste has moderate to strong sweetness with lots of raisins and dark bread. Some oak comes later with a very noticeable tequila and alcohol taste which is distracting for me. Medium body. Overall, a little to sweet and too much tequila for me but certainly not bad.

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