MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7oz 2013 B bottle. Very dark brown with red highlights. No cap. Aroma of brandy!, raisin, wood, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, with a hint of sour. A coating mouthfeel, that is quite balanced with a medium dryness and low carbonation. Abv is quite subtle.
JohnnyShake (3) - hayward, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not too exciting aroma wise for me. Fruity, slight bit of chocolate for me on the finish, definitely getting some brandy in there too. Initially some sweetness. I have the flu so my palate isn’t what it should be. So maybe a rewrite when healthier. Highly enjoying this one. Pairs well with some Master Kush.
pjaco (27) - - JAN 16, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A in ny book. It has been a Lost Abbey holiday season and this has been one of the best. Out if this world taste - rich, complex, with a unique combo of brandy and bourbon aging. Price point high but worth the exoerience at 12.5 abv.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled in a small bomber. Aged probably two years. A really high power brew with big time malts. Served at room temperature which really opened up this brew.
Howlader (416) - - JAN 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle split with friends at a tasting. You can definitely smell the barrel aging, but it does not come through (hot wise) in the taste. Great beer.
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from San Diego Steve via jeevan. Pours flat black, no head. Stout and brandy and bourbon aromas, boozy fruit. Liqueur chocolates. Taste has chocolate sweetness, vanilla, more spirit. Prunes in Armagnac. Sticky finish. Nice
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle pours a dark brown with zero head. Big bourbon and oak aroma. Roasted malt dark fruit and brandy taste.
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap! This this is a super tasty beast. Strong aromatics of chocolate milk and maple syrup. Super strong but oh so good. Highly recommended!
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Black with small beige head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, chocolate, tar and salmiak. Clear barrel cognac notes, but not obtrusive. Full bodied, almost flat. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
jdb288 (342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aged bottle. Black with minimal head. Boozy and warming alcohol presence. Tasted next to a GI BCBS 2013 and found many similarities. This had the brandy notes which were excellent. Very strong showing here.