Formerly brewed at The Alchemist
Style: Imperial Stout
Stowe, Vermont USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
On the evening of August 28th, 2011, I witnessed the destruction of The Alchemist Pub and Brewery. Moments before the flood waters rolled across the dining room floor, I could hear my tanks bobbing against the floor from underneath my feet. 18 tanks of beer were poured down the drain, two survived. Through an unprecedented collaboration of Vermont brewers, I am pleased to offer you a one-of-a-kind beer release.

Admin note: This is for Luscious Pre-2014 (bottled / draft). If you have a canned Luscious, see other entry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (3361) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Pours a motor oil like consistency with a thin mocha head. Aroma of roast, molasses and bakers chocolate. Taste follows, thick and chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (2132) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has some dark fruit notes and moderate oxidation. Moderate roast notes with some light ash and tobacco notes. Some raisin and dark toffee. Pours black with a small, moderately thick, mocha head that recedes to the edges where it lingers for a bit. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with balanced dark chocolate and roast notes. Quite a bit of roast notes with some oxidation in the form of cardboard. Medium bitterness with some light alcohol warmth. Hints of soy sauce. Moderate dark fruit notes with some raisin character. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low, but present astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice beer but it has some oxidation showing through. Nice roast notes with some light oak. Balanced but present dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown to black with a dark beige and purple hue. Dark marroon small head. Interesting and subtle aroma that combines the smotthness of salted caramel with te freshness of raw coffee beans and paprica. Also dark pure chocolate. Thick and sweet creamy body, loads of roast and a little bitter green side to it. Lovely. Loads of chocolate in the taste. This is sheer balance and master skills. Superb!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle trade from SJ. Wow really good. Licorice, molasses, dark chocolate, roasted malts, raisin and hop. Finish had a hint of mil chocolate. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6532) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
[email protected] Fish tasting aka Haarlemmestraat tasting aka Elite tasting aka did Dean do something (stupid) today aka Benzais endless triangle travel aka Chris Birthday tasting: Bottle: Served in a taster: Medium sized brown head on top of a black beer. Aromas of liquorice, roast, hint of soy and some hops. Flavour is roasty, wood roast, malt roaat, smooth, cream, light liquorice, brown sugars, hops, soap, marzipan and flowers. Aftertaste is bitter, roasted wood and malts, cream and flowers. Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (6957) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by countbeer at Harlemmerstraat tasting. Pours thick black color. Light carb on heavier body. Notes of licorice, dark malt, chocolate, and barrel. Got more lekker with some air aging as the tasting went on. Pretty nice Vt tick to get in the dam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle thanks to Countbeer. Black pour with nice brown head. Aroma is blackstrap molasses, ashy, woody, burnt wood. Taste is bitter, woody, ashy, a bit too aggressive, but still quite tasty. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 Bottle shared @ tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma is malts, a bit medicinal, a hint of smoke, something weird. Taste malts, dark malts, moderately roasty, roasted bitter. Nicely roasty bitter finish. Taste is way better than the aroma, although it gets a lot better after a while. Totally different from what it smelled like initially, way better. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12690) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Countbeer. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, overripe dark fruit, molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (525) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Chocolate syrup, roasted malt, smoke, bitter coffee, and dark fruits. Medium sweetness rounded out with strong bitterness. Fairly viscous, creamy, and full bodied. Black color, beige head.

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