neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL bottle from Plaza Liquors in Tucson, served in a branded stem glass. Pours chestnut-black with a small tan head. The head fades quickly and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of bourbon, molasses, brandy, oak, roast malts, raisins, earth, herbs, alcohol and subtle smoke. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with roasted stout notes, figs and chocolate, along with bourbon, brandy, oak and raisins from the nose. Towards the end, a mild earthy hop bitterness enters along with prominent pepper and spice. The finish is long, spicy and roasty with bourbon and brandy notes. On the palate, it is full in body, with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a truly beautiful beer that combines flavour notes from brandy-barrelled Angel’s Share and bourbon-barrelled Serpent’s Stout. Bourbon barrels predominate slightly, but the roast malts from the Serpent’s Stout provide a nice accent. This makes me wish I had more barrel-aged Lost Abbey brews! Truly excellent. 2011-12-01
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, molasses, vanilla, & some bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses, syrup, chocolate, dark fruit, and some vanilla; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Very good overall.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with thin tan head. Nice lacing. Carbonation...wow. Nice after the last Angels Share drain pour I had. Aroma has tons of toffee, caramel, vanilla, brandy and oak. Unreal nose. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, cherries and maple syrup. Full, thick, and creamy mouthfeel. Every taste is great. Tons of flavor with lots of bourbon and brandy. Love it. Top 5 for me.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brownish black with a little to no head and low carbonation. Aroma is tobacco, brandy, cherries, and oak. The taste is amazing, thick and strong and sweet. Lots of alcohol as well. A perfect blend of two amazing beers.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml. Pricy bastard, lets see if it’s worth it. Pours a black body, minimal head, however carbonation is better than expected. Aromas are vanilla and bourbon really pulling through, overwhelming which I enjoy. Very smooth and balanced, the sweetness from the bourbon goes straight through the palate, creamy and long finish. ABV is well hidden for sure. Excellent offering.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 10/12/11 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle. Pours completely opaque, nearly black, with a thin tan head that leaves whispy lace, and a nice collar. The nose is dusty milk and dark chocolate, with tons of oaky vanilla, bourbon, molasses, maple, a hint of coffee, and a light earthy aroma that really rounds everything out nicely. The flavor is darker, but with the same profile. Dark chocolate, coffee, loads of oaky vanilla, molasses, sweet licorice, maple, and the same earthy note all come through nicely, all balanced by light bitterness. The body is full, with light (but just right) carbonation, and a long chocolate, coffee, earthy oak, sweet licorice, and lightly tannic finish.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from NobleSquirrel, thanks Brian
Appearance: Black with a small dark tan head with some spotty lacing
Aroma: Dark fruit, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak with some hot alcohols
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of roasted malts, vanilla and woody
Very nice and drinkable, this would have held up and been even better in a few years.
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with BeerandBlues2 in Dec.of 2010. Color is a near solid mahogany with very low carbonation and almost no head. Aroma of oak, brandy and dark fruit. Its full bodied with a rich mouth feel. Flavor is big and bold with oak, dry fruits and brandy then a mild bitterness. After taste lets the sweet flavors linger with just a touch of alcohol showing. Overall this is a wonderful brew, may be the best I’ve had from Lost Abbey.
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Tim and Rachel (Tally Crew): Poured a black brown with little to no head. Aroma is very sweat and brandy. Taste is a mix of malts, chocolate, and loads of brandy/bourbon alcohol.
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle) near black pour but no head at all, surprise surprise. Nose is very complex, vanilla, bourbon, brandy, barrel, graham cracker and milk chocolate. Taste of bourbon, raisin, alcohol, smooth, milk chocolate, brandy, vanilla (real!), complex and excellent.