TET (1641) - FINLAND - MAY 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black beer with a big, beautiful dark head that is a big bubbled. The nose is enjoyable, smooth and balanced. Coffee, liquirice, some strenght of alcohol, hint of sweet strawberries. Taste is powerfull and also smooth, salt liquirice, black coffee and balanced roastiness. Taste is not very dry due to balanced sweetness. The long end with liquirice and coffee. Full bodied, nicely smooth to drink. Powerfull beer with coffee and liqurice, the great balance.
Unde (358) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pitch black beer with beige head on top. Aroma has in your face roasted malt flavors, dark chocolate, coffee and some notes of hops. Taste starts with dark chocolate, then lots of roasted flavors and coffee. Oily body with low carbonation. A very roasted Imperial Stout, but still big, bold and beautiful. Lost Abbey seems to deliver excellent beers all the time.
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - MAY 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-28-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep dark black color with a small brown head. The head doesn’t last long, but fades away to give some nice lacing. As the glass is swirled you can see the thickness of the brew. It clings to the glass with each swirl; as though it has thick sticky fingers that cling to the side of the glass.
Smell – The smell is robust of roasted coffee and chocolate aromas. There is a very light sweet vanilla and dark fruit aroma that are mixed in, balancing out some of the more roasted flavors quite nicely.
Taste – A heavy coffee and chocolate flavor meets the tongue. The taste is a little more on the bitter side at first, but sweetens as the taste proceeds. It has a nice transition as the light vanilla and dark fruit that was detected in the aroma works its way into the taste. The transition is very smooth and the taste is very balanced. Even at 11%, the alcohol flavor is extremely light. This is one nice robust and easy to drink brew.
Mouthfeel - A nice creamy body with a slightly below average carbonation level. The smoothness of the mouth is quite exceptional and gives a wonderful feel on the tongue.
Overall- This is a fantastic imperial stout. It has a wonderfully balanced flavor along with a very nice aroma and mouthfeel. Good stuff!!
Aaron68 (572) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle @ "Schouskjelleren", Oslo.May 21, 2014.
Black oily look with a small brown head and low carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,dark chocolate,some dark dried fruits and dark sugar.
A bit sweet brew with a nice and bitter touch and finish.
A dangerous,but balanced beer with hidden ABV.
Leini (774) - SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown, nearly black, with a medium brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and dark fruit.
mandaritto (60) - LATVIA - MAY 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Aroma: fruity, alcohol, roasty. A bit too weak.
Pitch black, taste: alcohol, a bit roastiness. Nice warm feeling after drinking it. Very balanced and great beer!
SamTheBarrel (444) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml brown bottle, with Lost Abbey typical nice artwork, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a large thick brown head with good retention. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and liquorice. Flavours of milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, muscovado and spices. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. An excellent Imperial Stout packed with flavour, just the right amount of sweetness, the alcohol is completely masked.
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Cocoa, fryuts, coffee pretty sweet american Imperial stout. Wouldn’t buy a bottle.
RussianDragon (467) - - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage. Thanks ahalloin! Pours an opaque black with thin espresso head. Aroma is licorice and chocolate milk. Flavor is roasted malt and cocoa with a creamy mouthfeel - wow. Alcohol is barely present. A real treat. From notes 2/15/10.
Linnet (1102) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, cocoa, roastiness, licorice, alcohol, black colour, medium Brown head, lacing. Big bite, mid-sweet, heavy saltiness, ABV evident.fullbodied, small lively bubbles, salty, roasty, bitter and warming finish. Awesome quality, but not as mindblowingly great as I’ve come to expect from this brewery.