hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very interesting offering from a great brewery. of course, the beer does not disappoint.. The aroma is decent, having some roast and sweet malts leaving a bit of a fruity and molasses hint. The feel of this beer is almost equal to Dark Horizon, very smooth and silky, absolutely wonderful. The flavour is chocolaty and sweet with molasses and some burnt malts. Overall a pretty average stout with a great mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable but doesn’t quit have enough.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml corked & caged). At 2nd Annual Summer Saison Tasting - beigaman’s bottle. Thanks for sharing this one, Jan!!! Murky opaque brown/black pour with a solid lasting light brown head (4+). Creamy and smooth aroma, deep roast malt overlaid with molasses and mild herbal funkiness - somewhat mysterious. The taste - very dry and very creamy, strong alcohol yes, but appropriately so, in addition to slightly tart huge overroast caramel malt there were some nice mint and herb flavours - complex and very very good. Seriously thick body, silky going down, not much carbonation but that was just right - had a long near-burnt complex roasty finish with a complex herbal hop dance rounding out the linger. Top drawer (maybe this one was the highlight of the tasting ... hard to call)
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours a dark, rich black with a thick tan head. Aroma of delicious chocolate malts, dark fruit. Flavor is robust, with roasted chocolate malts, some coffee, and a mild undertone of raisin or plum. Very full mouthfeel; warm, dry finish.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ethan and Aubrey at the CC gathering. Thanks! Pours black with a tan head. Nose is milk, cocoa, roasted malts, some smoke, some over-ripe fruits. Flavor has more lactose (very milk stout like), with some roasted malts, cocoa, and a little bitterness in the finish. Good, but for me, not great.
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this from South Bay. Was kind of on the edge about it because of some of the reviews but I ended up really enjoying it. Pours a nice dark viscous brew. Allows some light through in the pour but sits black in the glass. The head is a dark tan. Very pungent nose, very fruity, sweet, light alcohol, coffee, chocolate, plum. The flavor is similar, very fruity, sweet, light alcohol, roasty, coffee, citrusy. Very smooth and full mouthfeel with a roasted coffee finish. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 (Bottle thanks to TheCheeseMan) Pours dark brown to black with a medium brown head. The aroma is medium roasted and light to medium yeasty with clear tones of milk chocolate, dark chocolate and dark bread alongside strong notes of fruits (fresh/dark/dried) and berries like prunes, fresh figs, rum raisins, gooseberries, black berries, blue berries, ripe pears and some subtle notes of ripe yellow fruits. Vinous with blue grapes. Also notes of molasses, brown sugar, cold coffee, sweet liquorice, mild tar, light smoke, tobacco, wet stone, milk, roasted nuts, salt, soy sauce and shellfish. Hints of grassy and spicy hops. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium roasted, medium salty with a balanced sourish/vinous sting. Tones of tar, smoke, salt liquorice, dark chocolate, black coffee, black berries, red currant, prunes, raisins, dark bread, milk sourness and blue grapes. Some grassy and light floral hops. The mouthfeel is well carbonated with small bubbles caring the somewhat silky and light sticky, medium to full body. Aftertaste of salt, sal ammoniac and tart grapes with the tiniest touch off wood. Both the aroma and flavour is layer upon layer complex. Yet another fantastic beer from LA. Marsi thinks the saltiness and the sourness is somewhat too much while Blursi is just thrilled and since Blursi is a man with eighteenth century values he off course decides the scores. Marsi bows her way into the back of the salon.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Goblet at O’briens pub. Silky smooth, while delectably heavy, this has to be one of the best and most complex stouts I’ve ever had. The beer presented flavors of smoke, dark chocolate, fruit, and spice, much like a darker, stronger abbey-style dubbel. There was no alcoholic bite at the finish, while grassy, spicy hops and the darkest roast malts were ever present.
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color with a light brown head. Alcoholic nose with chocolate and toasted aromas. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. A good beer, but there are better impy stouts out there. However, I am glad to have had the chance to try another fine offering from Lost Abbey.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours super black. Licorice aroma. Flavor has quite a bit of cocoa with a nice hit of sweetness to it.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured pitch black, capped with a big brown head. Aroma is on the sweet side, with notes of cocoa, yeast, chocolate cake, coffee, roasted malt and berries. Roasted chocolate malt is the primary flavor, with coffee, dark fruit and charcoal. Dark chocolate finish. Nice stout.