fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured dark brown, dark fruit, molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, little wood, little bourbon, little brandy, little vinous, lightly (perfectly)carbonated.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with almost no head or carbonation. Curse you Tomme. Big alcohol aroma of bourbon brandy oak and dark fruit. Silky if flat palate. Tastes of chocolate currants raisin brandy bourbon vanilla and oak with a warming alcoholic finish. Nice complexity.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to TexasJeep. Shared at our October Houston RB Tasting. Pours black with a few off-white bubbles for head. Nose is of dark fruit, molasses, roast malt and alcohol. Taste was layers of chocolate and roast malt goodness with bourbon to top it off. Mouthfeel was thick and creamy with some alcohol. Very nice.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Purs very dark brown with some beige bubbles. Aromasof bourbon, spirits and some very smooth, very dark, malt. Med body/mild carb. Strongish heat. Lots of bourbon/oak/vanilla. Chocolate too. Goes well with fresh raspberries.
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a very pleasant treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a mellow treacle, chocolate and dark fruit flavor with a delightful bourbon trail., This is a great brew.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:Bourbon, vanilla, raisins, currants, hot alcohol, reminiscent of a cake batter.
Appearance:Dark mahogany in color, very little head, good lacing.
Taste:Lots of bourbon, dark malts, walnut.
Palate:Medium to thick body. Harsh alcohol burn, good carbonation.
Overall:Itís a good sipper, but itís got some harsh notes that will probably do well with some age on it.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1300. Bottle Hollingshead. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Nose is heavy with bourbon and vanilla. Some wood and caramel mixed in as well. Flavors of bourbon, booze, vanilla, caramel, and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is a silky, but a little thin. Finishes sweet with bourbon and boozy. Pretty nice sipper. Canít believe I paid $24 in orange county when I could have got it for $8 less back in Chicago. Oh well. Worth it either way.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, fizzy tan head. Great aroma of burnt caramel, toasty oak, and wet brandy. Two distinct sides to this beer, both jockeying for my attention. I get more wet brandy notes paired with the chewy oak that I associate with the bourbon side. Both robust sides are not dancing with each other right now, reminds me of middle school. Give it a couple years.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml capped caged bottle
Black pour with a rocky brown head that quickly fades away, this beer greets you with bourbon on the nose. The mouthfeel is creamy, the taste has some vanilla, chocolate, and quite a bit of alcohol warming.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml corked bottle. 10.20.10
Bought 2 bottles at Whole Foods and got a sick Lost Abbey tulip glass for free. Thanks Jordan! Pours thick, jet black with brown hues, and a creamy espresso brown head. Nose is powerful; bourbon shines through with the brandy also being detectable, slight alcohol, chocolate, fig, raisin, and slight caramel from the malts with toasted coconut, vanilla, and oak from the barrels. The roasted malt from the Serpents Stout adds a nice layer in an already complex drink. The taste is bourbon, brandy, chocolate, caramel, and fig at first followed by toasted coconut, vanilla, more bourbon, and oak from the barrels. The warmth from the alcohol isnít overpowering which is nice. Aging will calm this baby down a bit (glad I bought 2). Amazing blended ASA. This is another amazing offering from Lost Abbey.