Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottle, thanks tkrjukoff!) Pours black with a small light brown head. The aroma holds smooth roast alongside a fantastic barrel mix - I pick up both the bourbon and the brandy. Also clear tones of (Belgian) esters - both dried and fresh fruits, Belgian chocolate, fat caramel and some alcohol. Subtle spices and tiny earthy/leafy hops. Almost creamy, coconut and vanilla notes as the beer gets warmer. Fantastic complex and deep nose, almost a bit romantic. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny, tiny acidic. Complex barrel ageing, smooth, luxury chocolate, dried fruits, caramel and wood shop. The mouthfeel is round, smooth, creamy and velvety with a light carbonation. Quite fiery. Lingering wooden and malty finish. Nar full bodied. Super!
Nisse666 (5429) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thx to tkrjukoff 2011-07-09 Sätila
AR: caramel, roasted caramel malt, red wine
AP: pitch black, wee beige head
F: vinos, warming, roasted malt and vanilla
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly brown head leaving some lace. Aroma is fruity, fullboduied, sweet, malty, vanilla and oak barrel; well in balance. Flavor is like aroma, pungeant, tingly on tounge; excellent balance. Finishes yet again balanced between bitter, oak, malt and alcohol.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Black beer with a small beige head. Sweet oaky whiskey aroma, creamy and with vanilla notes. Whiskry flavor, roasted, vanilla, cream, chocolate, malt, toffee, hoppy grassy notes, some metal. Lovely balance in this beer. Oaky, woody and with coconut notes. Long warming finish. Truly a great beer!
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a very small basically non existent tan head. Aroma was lots of bourbon and brandy, dark chocolate, and dark fruits too, some molasses as well. Flavor was much the same as the aromas, lots of deep dark roasted chocolate, lots of boozy brandy and bourbon too. Great Stuff.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle, and one of the best sounding blends I’ve ever heard of. Poured deeper, rather murky brown with a rich toasted tan head.. looked very good in the glass. The aroma picked up just what I needed.. well-roasted licorice, rich vinous fruits, and sweeter chocolate accented by vanilla and most enjoyable bourbon.. peppery notes and alcohol warmth on the back of the nose.. everything worked together.. awesome stuff! The flavor opened with a syrupy foray of molasses and lesser maple, with bitter licorice, aged caramel, and vanilla settling onto the middle.. tangy oak, sweet bourbon, and black peppery alcohol around.. finished with more of the barrel and warmth, but neither got out of hand. Heavier-bodied with low, but enough carbonation on the palate.. it really let the brew flow at its own pace through the mouth.. warm belly and warmth in the nose after the drink, and I loved every minute of it.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bungletronics for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is outstanding. I get a lot of roasted malt, along with some alcohol and chocolate.
The flavor is also excellent. The chocolate and roasted malt notes are great and those are complimented with a lot of notes from the bourbon barrel aging. I get some nice bourbon notes, as well as some maple and vanilla. There is also a little bit of nuttyness in the flavor which compliments the other parts very well.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best Lost Abbey beers I have tried.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7oz bottle thanks to luckyhank. pours a light black / dark brown with no head - the bottle gave a nice pop. Very nice nose full of bourbon, light brandy, dark fruits, oak, light Belgian yeast and sugar. Full heavy body - almost syrupy. The barrel notes really shine across the mouth with the brandy barrels coming through stronger than on the nose. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fig, oak, grapes, apple, raisins and sweet residual sugars fill the mouth. Somewhat hot finish with deep fruit layers combined with more barrel notes, chocolate, molasses and sweet sugars.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle. Dark pour with thin tan head. Big chocolate ations with aome boubon. Flavor is mild to start out vanilla choclate and carmel. Finishes with a mild boozy note, but not too strong. Very well balenced for a bi ba beer
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BIG thanks to Trappistlover for this much welcomed surprise!
A: Yet another extremely black beer, however this one has some fantastic carbonation that sticks around throughout the journey! Wasn’t expecting that since its barrel aged and a Lost Abbey beer. I am seeing some good lacing, thick and sticky.
S: Mmmm delicious bourbon my favorite. Getting some oak, vanilla, big O’ malt, maybe some leather, hints of brandy but the bourbon pretty much overpowers it. Definitely detecting chocolate too. Alcohol is prevalent but not overpowering to me, although I tend to enjoy the big boozy stouts.
T: Oh yeah, that’s daddys medicine right there, love this! Getting the port wine brandy flavor and the bourbon aftertaste. Mild burn as it goes down but not too much. Definitely taste some vanilla but its subtle I only notice it after the beer fully coats and sits awhile. I am also getting some bitter chocolate but that could be the booze talking...
O: I really enjoy this beer, too bad its hard to find and expensive. As I said before this is always a much welcomed treat! Thanks Dave.