Sarlacc83 (1214) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2012 I believe.
A: Pitch black, mocha head, legs.
N: Cocoa, coffee, soy, molasses, some big smoke and char, touch of vanilla, peppercorn, and earth. Lots of intermingled and complementary flavors.
T: Big bitterness and big sweetness. Tremendous balance.
M: Oily, heavy body. A tickle of carbonation. Alcohol is dangerously hidden.
O: Fantastic stout. Very complex and absolutely delicious. I have had many bottles and will have many more.
Ferris (7003) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Molasses, little soy and bittersweet chocolate. Deep oily black with no head. Bittersweet chocolate, sweet boozy notes and a sticky long sweet finish.
Barreras (1173) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown, almost black color. Aroma of bourbon and alcohol. Taste is bitter, burnt chocolate, and barrel aged flavor. Mild acidity, and basement malt flavors. A true beer for the style with complex flavor and bitter malt aftertaste.
Minderbinder (2390) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 Years old 750ml Bottle.
Pours jet black with low beige head. Nice lacing, some legs. Aroma is of chocolate, alcohol, coffee, sugar. Taste is of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, bitterness, burnt grains, acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite good.
egg (131) - USA - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap 3/9/15. Pours jet black with a thin lasting tan head. Shelf lacing. Nose cocoa, chocolate, burnt. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, dark chocolate, very rich and yummy. Viscous. Real real good.
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gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing imp stout. I got a 16 oz pour instead of 10...score! Very dark and vorracious. Big alcohol taste with a nice finish on the palate.
mathieuc (1943) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, 3 years old and kept in a proper cellar. Pours a really dark brown with a medium milk chocolate head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of coconut, bourbon, caramel and roasted malt. Taste is of ash, burnt cereals and coconut. I wish I could understand why, but sometimes I hate ash in beer but this time it worked well enough. Body was medium-full and carbonation low to medium. Overall a really good, rich and tasty RIS.
DesertDevil (625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Market – Chandler. Heavy roasted malt nose with a good amount of phenols, burnt toast, biscuit, with some dark chocolate and caramel. Nice ebony pour with a smooth sand-colored head. Burnt barley highlights the taste, with biscuit, plastic landscaping tarp, and some molasses and light cream. coming into play, followed by a dry, earthy bitter finish. Fairly thick body with a roasty, very dry finish. Solid, but not quite as stellar as many of Lost Abbey’s other offerings.
jbruner (2850) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly tan brown head. Aroma of dark earthy roast, hints of tobacco and dust, faint dark chocolate. Taste follows, a bit acrid for me with all the roast, but still pretty good. Thick mouth, moderate carbonation, decent but not as awesome as I was expecting.
zoucrew102 (782) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle, 2015 vintage. Roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Pours black with a huge light brown head with nice retention and a little bit of lacing. Starts smooth with good roasted malt and chocolate flavors, though a little light on the body for an imperial stout. Finishes fairly smooth with some coffee and a bit of alcohol burn to it. Nice stout, but marks off for the alcohol and body.