ACHops (1332) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Chuckís CD. Pours murky reddish brown with thin oily mocha head. Aroma is roasty boozy dark caramel malt; fig, raisin, and port come through. Big sweet oaky bourbon notes on the back dominate. Taste is similar - caramel, vanilla, oak, leather, port, hazelnut all appear. Bourbon is heavy here as well, though not as dominant as the nose. Really works well with all the depth here and makes an outstanding beer even better. Some alcohol heat but so much flavor it doesnít really detract. Awesome beer.
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to HopAg. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roast, vanilla, wood, whiskey. Thin mouth, sweet roasted malt, oak, vanilla, nice booze, really enjoyed this one.
Clownoisseur (420) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 bottle split 2 ways. Pours a murky...if not chunky...mahogany color...amber hues, deep brown center. Loads of sediment pollute the glass. To be honest, it was an ugly beer. My expectations dropped almost instantly. The aroma was pretty dang abrasive too. Loads of bourbon sting the nostrils. Some dark fruits, caramel and faint vanilla/oak follow. The flavor was much more impressive. Extremely hot beer with a thin mouthfeel for the style. Just lots of bourbon all over this. Wet oak, plum, mild roasted notes, caramel and vanilla make brief appearances, but the heat on the backend just dominates the profile. It was a chore to get through my pour. Would like to re-visit with a fresh bottle but itís not high on my list.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle shared by Ryan! Pours a murky deep brown mahogany with a quick thin khaki head that leaves a wispy thin film. Aroma is woody oak bourbon dark fruit brunt caramel. Taste is bitter sweet sugar burnt caramel bourbon dark pitted fruit. Palate is full slick drying and warming. Really glad I finally had this.
GenDV138 (5737) - 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 (7354) - 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 (799) - 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 (5518) - 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 (3502) - 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 (1274) - 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.