jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is fantastic. It has a wonderful sweet rich wine flavor that didnít change whether I snacked on an apple or southwest trail mix. This beer reminds me of my favorite port wine. Yum.
jsnicholas (81) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was not my cup of tea. This seemed like more bourbon than ale. Very little head.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours muddy brownish black with low head and carb. Aroma is big dark sweet fruits and oak/bourbon. Taste is rich malt and dark fruits with a nice amount of oak and bourbon. A big light on the palate for the style
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, not much head. Fig, dark fruit, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At my place over an empty pool with group. Aroma is huge musky fig, burnt plum, bourbon, raisins. Taste is very nice, somehow smooth boozy full sweet raisins. Great full flavored sugar raison bite. Finish is long and nice and brandy forward.
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ale House. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, dates, vanilla oak, lots of bourbon and brandy. Nice and full in the mouth without being too heavy. Complex flavor with all ot the above. A nice sipper, for sure!
njnut (213) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at a tasting. Black with a nice tan head and thick lace. The aroma is amazing, and complex. I can pick up the bourbon, some oak, dark fruits, and vanilla. Maybe all together the aroma is taken as winey. The taste was equal to the aroma, this is a bozzy one with the alcohol coming out in the finish. This is as close to drinking velvet as I would think. Pure heaven.
jntfan1978 (44) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, raisins, and toasted oak. Rich flavors of vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon flavors. Such a creamy mouthfeel and smooth.
stoutnick (456) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coke-like colour with some tan lacing. Amazing aroma - brandy comes out in almost fruity smell; but that is only the beginning of the aroma! Little bit of vanilla. Taste leans more towards the serpent stout vibe with some minor bourbon flavours alongside the malty bitterness. Dark fruits and some tangy marscapone flavour. Donít think I enjoyed drinking this one nearly as much as that lovely smell. Not such a fun beer sadly. Respect it, donít have much affection. In my opinion a somewhat confused beer with an identity crisis - the definition of a blended ale.
fitwitchik (262) - USA - APR 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle purchased at Lost Abbey Brewery into a Lost Abbey Pint glass a thick motor oil with a tan head.
Aroma is exquisite. Vanilla bourbon.
Flavor is rich dark fruit with plenty of vanilla booziness. Finish is like velvet to the tongue. Extraordinary!