jimhilt (2282) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours without a head so no lace. Pitch black color, no highlights. Very light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses and bourbon nose, flavor is almost burnt, sweet molasses and alcohol. Some alcohol burn. Seriously expensive at $17.99 for a caged & corked 375ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy khaki-brown head. Fades quickly.
S - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, brandy, caramelized malts, brown sugar, molasses, black licorice, booze.
T - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, brandy, caramelized malts, molasses, black licorice, coffee, brown sugar, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Great balance barrel aged strong ale. Nice blend of beers.
KegOstertag (75) - - MAY 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank in tulip poured from 12.7oz bottle. Aroma- great bourbon smells like barrel aged. Appearance - silky black with no lacing. Taste - sweet but strong bourbon flavors. Very drinkable but strong and alcohol heat. Palate - alchohol and licorice. Overall- very pleased. Havent heard it was a BA but tastes likke one. Very very good.
ansalon (248) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Approach with caution! Nose is assaulted with an enormous amounts of smells: honey, chocolate, coffee, whisky, dried fruits, caramel, brunt sugar, raisins... Just fantastic. Taking a sip makes you appreciate this even more. Chocolate, coffee, roasted walnuts, honey, some cloves, caramel, muscovado sugar and some hints of liqourice all vying for attention. Incredibly smooth with a long, slightly boozy aftertaste, this is pure bliss!
ajnepple (576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fire on the Mountain. Black with a light brown head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma and flavor, light vanilla and wood. Full body with a creamy soft feel, hides the alcohol well. Light bitter hops, still fairly sweet, the perfect dessert beer. Fucking fantastic.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and light liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, bourbon, dried fruit, chocolate, vanilla and light oak.
kaser (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber at dark lord day. Carmel taste with thick palate. Smooth and easy drinking. But my palate might be broken by now. This is really good tho
artmcd8 (709) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to danielcurtis81. Bottle pours a dark brown to black with little to no head. Aroma of sweet bourbon and malts. Tastes sweet with an alcohol burn on the back end. I guess this could use some more time but I was excited to open it.
Brouwerij (501) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with minimal tan head. Essentially no retention or lacing, as expected of a beer of this strentgh. Aroma is chocolate, heavily roasted malt, tobacco, bourbon, brandy, smells intense. Flavor is bourbon, oak, brandy up front with a mildly roasted, dark malt, and dark chocolate finish. Alcohol is well masked despite the obvious spirit flavors, quite approachable considering the abv. Oaky, vanilla aftertaste that lingers. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, and a smooth texture. A very intense, enjoyable, complex, strong beer.
NikkTwist (965) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Monks Cafe in Philly. Opaque brown pour with a silky body and a tight foamy brown head that left swaths of lace around the glass. Like a fancy box of rich bourbon centered chocolates. Delicious! High ABV is well hidden - it adds to the richness but does not detract from its smoothness or drinkability. You do not have to be some highfalutin connoisseur to love this! One of the best stouts out there in general and to me 2nd maybe only to the Bourbon Barrel Angels Share (also from Lost Abbey.) Tremendous! Well worth one of the highest ratings I have ever given.