Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske, delt med Theis.
Sort med et lille nøddebrunt skum. Dufter og smager af soya, mørk bitter chokolade, træ, vanilie og mørke frugter.Tyk og olieret mundfylde.
Theis (14963) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - brown head. Roasted, light burned, notes, vanilla, berries, tarmac, licorice, wood, bourbon, chocolate, light alcho-burn, coconut, sweetness, dried fruits, dried dark fruits, oak, light coffee. Light thin finish. Very nice.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours a dark, opaque brown capped by a thick and lasting dark khaki head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is pretty standard for the style... lots of whiskey barrel, charred and slightly astringent malt, green pepper, anise, char... perhaps some bitter chocolate. Minimal hop profile. Boozy and rather simplistic. Palate is rather dry and unforgiving. Dark and slightly astringent roasted malt. Peppery and spicy... but not in a way that I enjoy. The 12% is hidden quite well. Some dark, bitter chocolate, dry wood, dry malt. Vanilla extract, dusty hops. Medium bodied... not nearly as viscous as I’d hoped. Slightly chalky initial mouthfeel with a tannic, boozy finish.
I’ll admit it... I am a HUGE Lost Abbey Fanboy. But this is an extreme disappointment. The beer seems quite out of balance. Everything seems a tad disjointed with nothing coming together that well. Don’t get me wrong... it’s a good beer, just seems slightly messy.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the ever-generous Shyam. Thanks yet again, my man! What I like about this beer is how simple it is - and it really is quite simple, ultimately. Aroma is heavy black licorice, sweet coffee, milk chocolate. Flavors are that and a very sweet woodiness from the barrel - vanilla, cream & sugar. Very thin for a beer of its size. Reminded me a great deal of BCS and along with it is to me the best example of Bourbon Aging I have tasted.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent pour with superb liquid to froth transformation. The signature de Tomme. Very dark in color with mild aromas. Full nectar with a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent! This is a drier version with a strong Bourbon essence showing throughout. A huge roast component clobber the user up front. Very refined in nature striking a robust balance with all key factors. The finish is long and strong. Beautiful!
markwise (5086) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks retorp for the share. Very enjoyable brew. Pours dark black with a brown head. Nose is coconut, bourbon, roasted malt, ripe dark fruit, spice, cinnamon, and nice amount of depth. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, and some tiny licorice bits. Finish is excellent: bourbon, roasted malt, and vanilla- just the flavors that I want to hang around after this monster is done. Very enjoyable.
sebletitje (8841) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of retorp.
Pours thick obsidian with amazing beige head and nice golden lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts with sweet notes of coffee.
Taste malty coupled with some roastiness thick grainy palate with an amazing bourbon oak wood that is present from beginning to end. Also some faint touch of coffee.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml Bottle from theisti. 400th Palestrong rating. Served into a tulip. Pours opaque black with a brown head the clings the the glass nicely. The nose has plenty of oak and booze with a nice dose of brown sugar and vanilla. The flavor is more oaky vanilla with some brash, but welcome roasty and bitter notes. Finishes with a nice alco-burn. Medium body with prickly carbonation and a chocolaty but dry finish. Certainly a well made beer worth seeking out. Thanks a million, Tim.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1500! Thanks to OSCF for sharing this one! This is a beer I have been wanting to try for quite sometime. Dark viscous pour with thick tan head and spotty lace. Aroma is a pleasant mixture of bourbon, vanilla, roast and light chocolate. Medium bodied, complex and well balanced! Oak, chocolate, vanilla, and a slight touch of coffee. Not much bourbon in the flavor profile, however that does not take away from this solid beer.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Sparky27 for this gem! 2008 Bottle pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma is a mixture of oak, bourbon, and dark roasted malt. They are all blended together very well with not one characteristic dominating the other. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is oak, vanilla, subtle bourbon notes, dark roasted malts, and finishes with a touch of hop spice. This is a fantastic brew. I know there has been a lot of criticism of this brewery lately for a variety of reasons and this brew is one of the best out there. Period.