Phil (175) - Kent, - OCT 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Toronado Barley Wine Fest, or could have been a bottle or three. Much fun and much heat, huge beer. That raisin, choc, coconut and intense fruity finish is insane. Good memories, I think. Hic.
cards04 (1430) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic barley wine. Pours a beautiful dark brown with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, coconut, dark fruit, brown sugar. Flavors are sweet and malty. Vanilla, grapes, sweet grains. A hot boozy finish. Superb.
dawoz (23) - - MAR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from grape and grain in San Mateo. No head, deep brown color. Can't taste the booze. Nice
kevinsenn (947) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. Pours black with foamy tan head. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, vanilla. Taste of dark fruit, vanilla, dark malts, sweet with a slightly bitter boozy burn in the finish. Full body. Very nice.
budznsudz (430) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. The cork was incredibly difficult to extract. Alas the beer has almost no carb. What did I expect from the lost abbey? Fortunately itís not infected. Aroma is bourbon, oak, leathery tannin, and a touch of toffee. The taste is bourbon, vanilla, oak, and oxidation. Itís good, although it would be sublime if it wasnít flat.
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375ml @ Haakonm Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak, vanilla, caramel and bourbon. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruits and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
rxeight (994) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Pour is a very dark brown. Aroma is vanilla and Carmel in a bourbony sort of way. Yates has lots of oak bourbon vanilla Carmel. Very sweet for a bourbon stout. No burn. Nice lingering sweet Carmel and vanilla bourbon. This is very good stuff.
BRW (583) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour, almost black, with no head. Aroma is mostly bourbon and vanilla, with some caramel and malt. Taste is also bourbon, very alcoholic, sweet, caramel and vanilla with hints of raisins. Full body.
Steasy66 (785) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep raisin color, almost no head. Deep toffee and chocolate aroma, bourbon notes. A bit thin, strong bourbon notes with a little toffee. Nice beer but far from worth the asking price.
beerbaaron (871) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2013 vintage. Pours a very dark dark brown. Small but lasting light brown head. Aroma has controlled sweetness, subdued malty, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, . Flavor has much of the same but with a bit more light chocolate, roast. Medium body. Soft. Pleasant alcohol warmth and bourbon character through the finish. I like that it isnít too big or over the top. The bourbon barrel character definitely takes center stage here. Complex. Outstanding.
merc7186 (1667) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Sweet Bourbon, Vanilla, Brown Sugar
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Smoothe Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Mild Vanilla
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Boozy, mildly Sweet