maxwelldeux (3956) - Everett, 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 (3849) - 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 (565) - - 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 (2755) - 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 (2143) - 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 (1828) - 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 (4337) - 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.
nimbleprop (5329) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle pours a murky, deep amber with some creamy, off white head. Nose has A LOT of tequila, smoke, agave, booze, mild lime spice. Flavor is a little better, malty, caramel, plenty of agave, mild lime, a little honey. Harsh finish.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Bottle ][ 2oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Champagne Flute ][ 12.07.14 ]
hazy chestnut, thin cream head. Tequila heavy nose, vanilla and oak, considerable sugar stings. Sweet front palate is gritty, high sugar with, dark sugary honey notes cling to tongue, sticky through finish. Really high booze, barrel overwhelming.
GarrettB (1134) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 4th, 2013 - We’re moving from the dark stuff to the not-as-dark-stuff here at the Anniversary bash at Lost Abbey. This round belongs to their Anniversary Ale, a foxy orange-red brew with a fuzzy opacity and a thin veil of a head. The aroma reminds me almost entirely of tamale corn husks and the accompanying chili based meat sauce a family friend prepares each year around Christmas time. The flavor is dry and flavored like corn tortilla chips, flavored with green tomatoes and salsa, and a nice botanical hops. This is a good brew, even in good company, and a nice break from the heavy, lumbering brews that have occupied most of the afternoon so far.