GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 oz bottle pour at ChurchKey. 2010 vintage. Dark brownish black with no noticeable head. Aromas of whiskey, coffee, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, roast, light booze and whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish. Barrel character probably faded by now.
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramelized barley and some booze. A hint of oak and almost a water sense here. Pours black without much head. Syrupy and somewhat sweet. Not sure about the hype on this. The regular one I liked better. 2010 bottle pour at Churchkey.
linusb (716) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep brown/red, no head but thin lacing. N: Chocolate, vanilla, apricot, blackberry, leather T: Chocolate, vanilla, leather, liqourice O: Wow! Sweet chocolate bourbon heaven!
altonbrownd (5413) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/4/2011 2:12:05 PM Bottle with Rick at the Beer Temple. Dark brown amber body with hardly a head. Nose is sweet, caramel, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is also dark brown, malty. Lots of vanilla in there. What a smooth and silky drink. Really, really silky. Warming in the finish. Enjoyed it immensely.
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown color with no head or lacing. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, molasses, and wood. Vanilla, booze, toffee, and dark fruit flavor. Most excellent!
ctipping (1109) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 mL bottle poured into a CBS snifter. No bottle date. Originally reviewed 7/17/2012.
Pours a dark brown, translucent at the edges, opaque everywhere else. Lots of chunky sediment near the end of the bottle. No head. Flat as hell.
Smell is Bourbon, vanilla, lots of booze. Toffee and burnt sugar. Booze. Whoa.
Taste is Bourbon, vanilla, oak as well. Barrel is strong. Lots of vanilla and toffee. Sweet. Oaky and boozy. Buttery in the finish. Oaky and just a touch bitter in the finish.
Flat. Thick, but not too syrupy. Boozy and not easy to drink.
This was much better on tap. The carbonation probably has a lot to do with it. This is my first flat Lost Abbey bottle. I did pretty well to make it this far into my beer career without a flat LA bottle, I think. Good beer. Bummer about the carbonation.
X (172) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. .. Dark brown with a small dissipating off white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and sherry. Tastes similar to the nose but with a touch of bitter sawdust. As a woodworker I do not consider this sawdusty flavor particularly objectionable. Good stuff.
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
KRS 140315 Dark brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is bourbon, alcohol, dried fruits, chocolate, caramel, raisin, molasses. Full body. Very nice beer.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is fudge, coffee, raisins, cough syrup, bourbon and salty liquorice. Flavour is sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, no carbonation. Finish is sweet and warming alcohol.
hackobock (3285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
August 21, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2012, or 2013.
Dark brown, almost black with a very small tan head. Aroma is caramel, figs, raisins, figs, bourbon alcohol, milk chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet caramel dried fruits, light bitter roasted notes and slight bourbon alcohol. Finish is sweet, light bitter and warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and very soft carbonation.