RSRIZZO (1931) - 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 (4378) - 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 (5952) - 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.
Geokkjer (7173) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottke. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, coffee, nuts and soy sauce. Flavor is sweer and roasted with some soy sauce and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Really nice beer.
MadIndian (2713) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 I’ll make it simple. This company does everything right.
Strong roast and chocolate notes. Dry coffe, chocolate and bitter flavors. Add some hops and water and look out.
Re -rate 2/21/12 On draft at Issacs. FFS Tremendous.
Bendrixian (1438) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black colour, no head, no carbonation,light lace. huge aromas, very wine like mixed with malted roast notes. i get a hint of oak as well. very complex and has a real boozy sweetness that comes out as well. On the palate it is hot and boozy with rich vanilla and butterscotch notes and charcoal. very long length. very complex. very very nice
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with almost no head at all and the thinnest ring of lace. Huge malt presence on the nose with lots of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. The brandy is fairly subdued on the nose but there’s also a lot of stewed fruit and a certain earthy quality. Weighty and rich on the palate with most of the notes from the nose coming through. Long warm finish.
reggiedunlop (3623) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown/black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is very roasty and complex with notes of dark fruit...fig...bourbon, vanilla, chocolate...winey and boozy. Flavor has smooth vanilla and bourbon up front with subtle dark fruit following...spicy hop notes, slightly winey, fig...sweet and roasty. Mouthfeel is creamy...only slightly lively...with a very roasty, warming finish that displays nice bourbon. Awesome.
jkwood04 (5163) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma strong of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, bourbon and brandy and the alcohol that comes with these, and some nice hops to balance it out. Flavor an incredible blend of these two beers that are both great on their own - the Serpent’s stout and bourbon really come through in the aftertaste. Thick and smooth. A great beer.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Black, no head, a few bubbles around the edge
of the glass. Aroma is: Bourbon, chocolate, coconut, raisin and a tart wine like twang at the end. Flavor is: chocolate, coconut, bourbon, wood, booze. It finishes with a tart brandy note. This beer would be so much better without the brandy barrel. I haven’t cared much for the double barrel aged beers. Mouthfeel was a big let down, but I knew there was a chance for little to no carbonation. More bubbles would have made this a much better
beer too. Dissapointing.