Bricktop86 (1769) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2021
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2021 Nearly black with a small cream colored head. Aroma is woody, nutty, chocolate, dried dark fruit, toasted marshmallow, and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Heavy body, silky feel with soft carbonation. Lubiere (19505) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2021 2017 vintage. A deep dark brown ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with dark fruits, light vinous character, alcohol warmth, very nice and rich. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with dark fruits, tobacco, light bourbon barrel notes, woody notes, alcohol warmth, very nice and rich. MelvinKalksma (4669) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2020 Opaque black beer with no head. Heavy aroma; taste starts heavy sweet and ends slightly bitter and dry. Wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. 9/5/9/4 brianza_ale (230) - ITALY - MAR 19, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2020 37.5cl, vintage 2017, from visit to Lost Abbey San Marcos.
Pours minimal to small head, pitch black appearance. Smells like a 20yr port wine, buttery caramel, sherry notes again, sweet wooden barrel. Tastes again like very fine aged wine, nice touches of cocoa and dark chocolate, liquor notes background, . Medium to medium plus sweetness, agin medium and quite a bit more pronounced bitterness, long finish with wine, fine distilled and sweet roast; this is a finely balanced beer but it is also very tasty and rich. Medium bodied with wine reminiscent body and character, low to minimal carbonation, slick oil aged consistency. An incredible mix between a dark imp. stout, a full barely wine, with scotch/strong ale vibes, smooth and nicely blended with fine wine cognac port character, that you almost forget it's a beer. coachd (2362) - O'Fallon, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2020 Rich port wine like aroma with some chocolate, butterscotch and heavy oak. Very pretty dark ruby color with no head. Hot up front, followed by sweeter notes from the aroma, finishing with oak and more heat. This bottle is over 18 months old, so it really packs a punch. Nice full palate. Very well blended, very well balanced. Great.
JPDIPSO (6618) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2019 Very opaque, dark brown color with a taller than expected head (based on the pop of the cork). Rich looking mocha looking head. Aromas are bit boozy, with scents of toasted to roasted malts, atop of bourbon and brandy barrels. Plenty of stewed dark fruit, with plum, prunes and raisins. This smells like I will be sitting with it quite a while. Very smooth start. Not quite as sweet as I imagined from the scents. Some light fruit followed by a chocolate liqueur mild roasted malt. Hints of alcohol. Rich and thick feel. Long linger of stewed fruit which then dries out to oak and black malt. Nice fireside sipper. Picks up some spice qualities as it warms, with white pepper, coriander, and hint of cumin. javiercrasher (1375) - Granada, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2019 Olesosa, sin espuma. Barrica, bourbon, entrada dulce que se vuelve licorosa y seca. Compleja, torrefacta, madera empapada en licor. Batch 2014. Brutal! ABUSEDGOAT (3998) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2019 Nearly black with a small tan head. Aroma of big barrel with candy and vanilla. Also has chocolate, caramel, alcohol, wood. Full bodied, big barrel presence, warming. Really nice BA strong ale. scirtes (1032) - POLAND - APR 30, 2019
UPDATED: APR 30, 2019 Aromat świetny - czerwone owoce, rodzynki, daktyle i wyraźna beczka. W smaku gorzej, wyraźnie wyczuwalny alkohol i dzieje się mniej, niż obiecywał aromat. Jest dobrze, ale jednak poniżej oczekiwań. Jaceks21 (574) - Zgorzelec, POLAND - FEB 23, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2019 [Uzupełnienie ocen z Untappd]. Liker z intensywnym dodatkiem kandyzowanych owoców, wanilli i karmelu. Niestety mocno alkoholowe. Typowo degustacyjne. Oczekiwanie były większe.