BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Pours a menesing dark black. An aggressive pour kicks up less than a half inch of head that hisses like the damned.
Great aroma, big sweet barleywine like notes, rich toffee, malty sweetness, caramel, some oakieness, defiantly some dark fruit, raisins, and a little cherry like tartness.
Flavor is a slightly muted reflection of the nose. Nice toffee, some bourbon flavors are coming out nicely, more so than in the nose. The sweetness is a little more toned down, I get a bit of coffee bitterness complimented by some dark fruit sweetness. Defiantly a sultry booze finish.
The body is sitting at a pretty solid medium feel, defiantly more on the silky side than sticky. Carbonation sits perfectly on the light side, giving the brew a little life yet not distracting from the many nuances.
robertjm (839) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
(trade w/adneilsen) 2011 vintage 375ml bottle - Scant bit of foam after pouring into glass. Deep opaque brown body. Aroma very clearly vanilla from the time in barrels. Thick body. Flavors of raisins and plums. Boozy brandy aftertaste. This is one of those sipping beers!! Missed it on tap at Beer Revolution, which would have been interesting to compare this bottle to.
gunnfryd (13838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, brandy, coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Full body. Very nice beer.
TheHopster (1029) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle). A generous pick from Keg_Juggler. Lots of cherry in aroma along with sweet malt. The flavor is intense with cherry, rich malt, prune, some cola and dried fruits which linger on palate. Not boozy for this ABV. Palate is very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pushkinwow (2483) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from bauermj. Dark brown with a hint of ruby, very faint tan head that leaves a ring around the glass. Interesting aroma - brandy, molasses, sweet malts, vanilla, slightly burnt caramel and oak; Low to non-existent carbonation but that is ok - not sure I would want this bubbly, moderate to full body, sweet and alcohol is present but not overwhelming, fruit is present - the angelís share seems to be more prominent though.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with no head to be found. Must be the Angelís Share portion. Both the aroma and flavor of this are layered and complex. Nose of oak, evidence of both bourbon and brandy barrel aging, toffee, and chocolate. Flavors of dark fruit, coconut, wood, and bourbon. Improved as it warmed.
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle corked and caged poured into a snifter. Aroma is beautiful. Notes of raisins, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a huge complexity of oaky bourbon and brandy tones. The flavor mimics the nose with an added sweetness that compliments the amazing bourbon finish. Palate is exceptional with mild carbonation and a nice velvety texture. This is my first Lost Abbey beer that Iíve had... Iím floored this is quite possibly one of the best brews Iíve had to date. Absolutely outstanding. Well worth its hefty price tag. Cheers
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought @ FishíníBeer, Cph.
Pours completely black with a small, frothy, and light creamy beige film head. Aroma is complex, sweet, vinious, chocolate, vanilla, ginger, light roasted. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sharply vinious - quite alcoholic really. Roasted, chocolate, some oak. Very unbalanced when considering the high sweetness and the extreme alcohol presence. Not my kind of thing.
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy StefanSD. Dark barrel rum, figs and raisins, warm caramel sweetness. Cola colored with light carbonation. Warm tingly alcohol and lip smacking sweetness.
poisoneddwarf (2204) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz corked and caged bottle. This was a runner-up for my 900th rating. Pours near opaque black with no head and a tiny beige ring of foam. Aroma is way strong in brandy, wood, vanilla, raisins, molasses, bread--powerful, almost overbearing at first but it either mellows out or I got used to it. Taste is sweet, tart, and meaty with no bitterness. Absolutely packed to the fucking brim with flavor--seriously, thereís no way they could have fit more into this little bottle. Licorice comes out pretty strong in the finish--almost Jagermeister-like in its impact on the palate. Carbonation is soft, body is obviously full, mouthfeel syrupy. This is one helluva beer. Definitely a sipper.