Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Aggressive pour yields a pitch black body with a cappuccino head - that quickly yields to gravity. Legs.
N: Brandy, wine grape, cocoa, leather, tobacco, burnt brown sugar, char, big raisin and prune. Cherry and cognac in the back.
T: Very very sweet but only a touch cloying.
M: Dense oily body with a light, light touch of carbonation. Huge alcohol.
O: Decent Strong Ale. Or whatever this is. I don?t know if I can properly rate a cognac beer as I am not a huge cognac fan.
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Very murky, nearly opaque chestnut brown pour with a quickly dissipating beige head. Tastes notably different from the other Lost Abbey dark brews. Supposedly a mix of Cognac/Brandy barrel aged Angels Share it presents some unexpected notes over the chocolate/toffee/coffee/vanilla/liquorice/dark fruit base. Flavors like persimmon, starfruit, green tomatoes, elephant ear mushrooms, olives, pimentos, and garlic shoots. The 15% ABV is very well hidden. Not my favorite but quite extraordinary.
RichTheVillan (5217) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crooked Stave Tasting Night; dark chestnut with beige head, aroma has strong malts and dark fruits, some oxidisation, taste has treacle, big alcohol, fierce dark fruits, road tar, overages.
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a murky dark mahogany with a tiny head. Nose is complex, with dark fruits, slight oxidation and a little wood. Flavour is quite boozy, with caramel, wood, alcohol and varnish. Fairly perfumey on the finish, but very well balanced. Overrated due to rarity but very good.
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy brown with pretty much no head. Aroma is raisins, fig, dates, cognac. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a fruity background. Taste is raisins, dates, caramel, cognac. Yum.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. A big sour woody fruity nose. The flavor is pure sweet rich malty port goodness. Huge. Awesome.
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Dark malts, some sweet toffee and booze. Cloudy brown with a small head. Sweet, malty and a long boozy finish.
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours out cola color with no head. Nose is bourbon barrel vanilla booze and lots of sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee honey oak vanilla barrel bourbon and plenty booze.
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drake’s 10k, always happy to try something from Lost Abbey. This one was a favorite for me. Dark brown, no head. Aroma of sour bread. Tia compared it to the brown bread that they used to have at Steak and Ale, and that was dead on to me. Liquid bread, yummy, hint of molasses. 15% was incredibly well hidden. Nicely done.
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Molasses, currant nose. Murky brown, headless. Molasses, cherry,apple, and currant. Full body, soft carbonation. Good balance and excellent texture.