Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, at this point our tasting has become a fun-talky drunk fest. Great times but I can’t say I’m able to give coherent reviews... However, this is a well brewed Impy stout that has no heat despit the 11% abv. Great creamy mouthfeel with plenty of roasted malts that powers through the 10+ impy stouts we’ve already quaffed today.
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell with some chocolate, Similar taste with some caramel. A bit creamy. Some booxe. Nice!
Fujimo2000 (88) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark chocolate as expected, aroma is leather. Taste is chocolate and leather. A big smooth beer and quite representative of the stouts.
FunkyF (835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från ölbutikken. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Tung doft av choklad och lite karamell. Lite stickig med choklad och kaffe.
raphael (1154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can someone tell me why this California brewery (& it’s partner Port) have their beers for sale in Washington but not in Oregon--the beers have to come through here? Happy to see this beer at the Oregon brewer’s festival. Think I’m posting this review on the right version--11% abv, but according to the program part aged in bourbon barrels. yum yum. dark beer with dark head.Aromas of molasses, alcohol, dark rye.Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, brown sugar & oak. so smooth, a little slick. Thank you.
Xenon (129) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very boozy. A strong molasses and mild coffee flavors. Not very memorable honestly but not because of anything bad in particular. Nose has almost a eucalyptus note to it. Most memorable part of the beer
OminouSC2 (426) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color. Roasted malt aromas, caramel and chocolate. Very balanced taste, bitter dark chocolate with sweet elements of vanilla and caramel. Roasted finish with lingering chocolate cake. Solid Imperial Stout.
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: June 18, 2016
Consumed: June 25, 2016
Misc.: Received from Rachel for Father’s Day; No BOD on bottle; Cork and cage top
Got this and another good one from Rachel for Father’s Day. Surprised that I had never had this one. I always think that the Los Abbey is a bit pricy across the board, but I thought I would have tried this by now. Have some high hopes. Bummed that there was no bottled on date.
Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of frothy tan head. Very serene setting. Lovely. Good-to-very good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled dark cocoa nibs, milk chocolate, almost a chocolate cake feel, toffee, caramel, roasted coffee malts, light molasses and hints of licorice. (Smell - 4.50)
Taste follows the nose nicely, maybe not quite as good. Chocolate cake, milk chocolate, dark cocoa, roasted nuts, bitter dark roasted coffee (but not overwhelming), roasted toffee, molasses, black licorice, char wood, malt chocolate and dark espresso. Not boozy at all. (Taste - 4.25)
Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This was very good, much better than I even thought. Would recommend it to anyone. (Overall - 4.25)
4.33 96 A
belgis (443) - - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Kept it in the basement for 2 years! Have to say I was just a bit dissapointed. It is superb beer but if I compare it with other stouts around that strenght and density this one seems a bit empty. Sure 2 years helped to get out some interesting notes of dried fruit, but overall besides good nothing much came out of me! Would mind to meet again!
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Servida en un Spiegelau Tulip. APARIENCIA: de color totalmente negro, no pasa nada de luz a través de ella, corona de espuma color marrón de mediana retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas, y “alcohol legs”
AROMA: destaca el chocolate amargo, granos de espresso, muy licorosa, frutos oscuros como cerezas negras, dátiles, ciruelas, melaza, ligero caramelo y toffee, cuero.
SABOR: al tocar el líquido la boca se siente algo ligeramente dulce, ya en trago notas a chocolate amargo, cocoa, granos de espresso, atrás frutos oscuros como dátiles, cerezas negras, melaza, ligero dulzor. En el retrogusto un amargor medio con persistencia del gusto a chocolate.
SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio con ligera sensación untuosa, baja carbonatación. El alcohol bien enmascarado, sólo se siente una ligera sensación cálida en garganta al correr el líquido.
RESUMEN: una excelente Imperial Stout que tal vez no tiene todo el reconocimiento mundial que merece.
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. Black with a tan head. Roasty, woodsy with a little bit of cocoa in the nose, bitter, vanilla, a little medicinal, a little bit of iodine in the mouth. Full body, smooth texture, a little bitter finish with vanilla and wood.