trancecyclist (41) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Barren Hill Brewing. Really a special barrel-aged beer; more like a stout than a strong ale in flavor. Alcohol level, though very high, is not out of balance. Great combination of flavors from the bourbon and the brandy barrels.
icehawk (594) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big alcohol aroma with chocolate, brandy, and tobacco notes. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Mouth-warming alcohol that warms on the way down. Extremely complex with flavors of brandy, chocolate, subtle vanilla, alcohol, and more. Opens up and gains depth as it warms.
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of nice brown toasted malts provide a good backbone for some fig, date, coffee, bourbon, raisin and cocoa powder notes to harmonize in both nose and palate. Really great finesse... bit of char on the finish with a lingering boozy sweetness that makes your lips smack ! YUM .
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hollingshead. Pours a dark black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is tart fruit with some bourboness in the background. Dark, strong taste. Figs and bourbon prunes (is that such a thing) in there. An amazing, dark beer. Good to have on a cold night.
Belchmaster (5) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer surprised me. It cost 17 bucks for a 12.7 oz bottle, but I had tried Lost Abbey’s Angels Share beer in the past and that beer was worth the high price so I thought I’d take a chance on this one.
Chilled to 44 degrees then pulled the cork and poured into a fluted beer glass. Not much carbonation at all. Very dark brown - not quite black - but almost. Just a heavenly aroma of sweet toffee, caramel & chocolate coffee. Took a small sip - just enough to wet the buds. WOW, a whole lot of complexity going on here. Lets see, semi-sweet dark chocolate port wine-like coffee resin-ish, caramel bourbon woody radical liquid with a super nice smooth finish. Slightly boozy in the middle - actually toward the end, but that goes away leaving a very nice aftertaste - no, a very very good aftertaste. Beer got better as it warmed.
Yes, I would highly recommend this beer.
For a high quality brew that you can catch a nice buzz off of a single bottle and not be up all night pissing, this beer is an absolute gem. If I am able to find more, I will grab it up.
TourDeBeer (92) - Mandurah brewer, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Do you feel delivered ? Yes! Loving everything about these barrelled aged beers! And then lost abbey decides to mix them !
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours great with a solid dark brown/black color, a brown head of ring, and no lacing on the glass. The beer smells great bourbon scent with a tart fruit scent on the back end. The beer tastes outstanding with a dark fruit and a boozy bourbon finish. The beer feels great with very little carbonation but the taste just sticks to your tongue and throat. Overall, a solid bourbon barrel beer. Enough Said.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet pumpernickel grain and molasses aroma with a ton of oak butterscotch. Thick black, with clear, ruby-brown highlights ans some light brown wisps on top. Sweet, thick grainy molasses flavour with some sour oak butterscotch-vanilla. Ethanol presence adds to the sweetness. Full body, moderate carbonation, warming.
HeadyDE (362) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample pour..this is about as complex as it can get..nose is wonderful bourbon with vanilla..coconut goodness..dark brownish black color..medium to full bodied..mouthfeel has got a lot going on but the bourbon goodness takes center stage..quite smooth for the very high abv..for me the brandy side of things was overmatched..
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of eggs, ripe banana, mild coffee, alcohol and vanilla.
Appearance: A clouded brown colored beer. A brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet dark bread, brown sugar, raisins and bitter liqueur.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Potent but a bit boozy.
Note: Bottle 355 ml. Reviewed 2013-09-21.