BOLTZ7555 (2602) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Brew Yearís Eve (then tried a bottle)...THANKS Jonpol!!! Wow, was this one young and hot!!! Felt like sizzliní bacon (mmm...bacon) or Pop Rocks on the tongue. Dark leather hue with a two-fingered khaki head. Aroma of Starbucks, brownies, and dark fruit. Roasted kona and bitter chocolate dominate the flavor. There is very little sweetness in this one. Give it time to age and it will be remarkable.
StefanSD (1929) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 750 ml bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours an opaque black color with a huge tan head that lasts a while. The aroma is medium-strong and complex with chocolate, plums, raisins and roasted malts. The flavor is rich with roasted malts, mocha, dark chocolate and a bit of pomegranate. The mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, full and satisfying; it just does not get any better than this. The finish is long with lingering earthy flavors. Overall: Seldom does Lost Abbey disappoint, and they didn’t this time either, they exceeded my already high expectations. A great stout. A must try for all stout lovers.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 750ML Bottle.
Pours a thick viscous black with 3 fingers of creamy head. Lots of carbonation and excellent head retention going on here. Aroma of chocolate, malt, toasted barley, coffee and a little fruit. Flavors of coffee, fruit, malt, vanilla, roasted barley and a little hop bitterness. This stout is wonderful stuff. The flavors are very well balanced and itís thick as night yet not too sweet nor too bitter. As for the 11% alcohol....... itís very well hidden. Very drinkable stuff. Probably my new favorite non brewery only release lost abbey beer. Yum!
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle, thanks to me. Pours black and pretty thick looking with a crisp brown head that fades quick with a little retention. Smells of dark chocolate, roasty maltiness and sweet dark fruits. This is a dark bitter, badass of a stout. Tastes sweet and dark fruity and malty up front and dark chocolatey bitter on the finish. Very bitter acidic. Thick body, vibrant carbonation. Great beer.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to steiny for sharing.
Dark pour w/ cocoa colored head. Thick, creamy, chocolatey, rich. Very nice.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep black brown with a thick tan brown head. Smells of coffee, malt, and vanilla. Super rich on the palate and oh so smooth! Great complex flavors and a touch of alcohol. Nice balanced hops. Awesome insane brew!!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Classic terminal frothy risers protrude brimward after just a few ounces.
A thick latherous canopy recedes slowly like a mid-day fog back to the ocean leaving sticky,
foggy glasses and a full fluffy lace that lasts forever. A black pus-like liquid pours from the bottle,
silent but deadly. Belgian rockcandy aromas spill forward w/ roasted espresso bean. Full nectar
w/ a fuming carbonation plume on the palate producing a soft fiberous texture. Itís like everytime
I take a sip I get a marshmellow stuck in my throat. Mildly sweet and a solid roast foundation
set the stage. Itís not real complex but its thick and chocolatey w/ traces of stonefruit and cherry.
As I look into the stillness I see pintip imprints pushing through the surface constanly. I would say
this is on the refined side of the spectrum and a bit fizzy w/ a relaxed hop bittering.
Very generous and warming giving selflessly to the last drop.
This beer really tries and works hard for the money.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from Pizza Port Carlsbad Bottle shop: Pours pure black with a small light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate and a hint of coffee. Flavor starts rich, sweet dark chocolate and coffee followed by a light licorice bitterness and a smooth creamy finish. Full body is slick and oily with soft carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewery. Wow! Pours a thick motor oil black with a big frothy milk chocolate head. Big aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, toffee, and caramel. Out of all the beers I sampled that night.....this........was the one.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with a brown head. Chcolate and roasty aroma. Coffe, citrus, and roasty taste followed by a huge dark chocolate taste and an alcoholic finish. Very Good!