tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A gift 750 ml. bottle that I cellared for a few years before breaking it out for a friendly craft tasting. Viscously poured to snifters, showing an opaque, black/brown color, with frothy, brownish tan head foam, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The aroma was a mellow nose of roastiness, chocolate, some toffee, and smooth malt. The body was full, with flavor notes similar to the aroma, plus some tanniny astringency, and well integrated, bourbony alcohol. The finish was smooth and very satisfying!
Ed5388 (1727) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml C&C bottle (2013 vintage). Pours a thick motor oil black color with 2 fingers of frothy dark chocolate head. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, sweet dark fruits, booze, and dark roasted malts. Taste of fresh roasted coffee, sweet dark fruits, toffee, rich dark chocolate fudge, and burnt toast. Very nice!
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage to snifter..medium black color..good pop from cage and cork..slight tan head..just right amount of carbonation..nose is inviting with vanilla extract..coffee..mouthfeel is delicate and smooth no real sign of the 11%..finishes with notes of slight oak..barrel..boozy background on close with a slight burnt tobacco marshmallow char..great imperial stout..
abcfan (677) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this is damn good. Pours black with a tan / red head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruits, and roasted malt. Silky smooth in the mouth, some smoke / tobacco notes. Finishes with light notes of alcohol and tobacco.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle. Quite a nice palate for a 11% Imperial - not too thick and carbonated quite nicely. Getting the bottle open, though. I can honestly say this is the most difficult cork I have removed. Prob. related to age, but still (no points off, just saying). It seems like this mellowed with age, but it is still lively and fresh. Tastes more barrel than some barrel aged beers. Another winner from Lost Abbey (though I seem to say that a lot).
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a low mocha head. Aroma is fantastic: cacao nibs, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, muscovado sugar, honey, dark red berries. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa nibs, honey, nutmeg, muscovado sugar, vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied. Very nice indeed!
yiannnos (686) - , CYPRUS - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour. Dark chocolate, mocca aroma. Full bodied. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: thanks, Jim! Big, black body with a nice, light mocha head. Aroma has nice, rolling malt with sweet cocoa & molasses, light cream, some roasted malt, & a nice, underlying nuttiness. Taste is very smooth & creamy; notes of sweet fudge, brown sugar, sweet cream, mild lactose, some faint dark raisins, & some dry coffee bean. Finish both lightly bitter & full of sweet, burnt brown sugar. Lovely stout.
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with excessive mocha head and residual spotty lace. Smells of oats, hops, coffee and cocoa. A bit resiny for my tastes, reminds me of young 10/50. Chocolate, leather and tobacco come into the flavor profile and ride across the cavity. Nice earthy aftertaste. Medium on thin bodied for the style with hi carb and an off dry finish. Overall nice beer, needs tweaks in the mouthfeel department, but that’s par for the coarse there in San Marcos.
Serving type: bottle
Dazz3 (1477) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours black with no real head. Smells and tastes coffee, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice with a similar finish.