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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Opaque dark brown - black beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and soft. Light touch of dark chocolate and aniseed spice. Mild coffee and cream. Finishes soft with more of the same. Nice subtle dark fruits. Well integrated and easy going.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20530) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruces, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - huge thanks to Wally for this one. Pours thick, oily black with a dense, creamy brown head. Torched wood in the nose, some hefty dark chocolate, good roast. Medium to big sweet flavor, rich dark chocolate, some dark earth, burnt wood, dark fruits, some woody dryness. Full bodied with fine to average, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, some burnt marshmallows, robust chocolates, some chocolate syrup, bittersweet baking cocoa, earthy bitterness, burnt wood, some booze-soaked dark fruits, raisins. Quite wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (15092) - 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 16/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
2008 bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to Leighton. It pours near black with a small dark tan head. The nose is rich roasted, coffee, bitter chocolate, earth, dried fruit and berry. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, earth, some alcohol warmth, chocolate gateaux, dark fruit, light jam, bramble, raisin and light wood. Full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Smooth, very well balanced and straight-up delicious. Bravo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla, fudge, toffee, dates, anise, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, toasted grain, and molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12485) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Fantastic appearance. Smell is huge on anice, slight citrus. Flavor is again anise, some dark fruits, leather, cocoa, coffee. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized tan head. Roast, chocolate, some eathiness, molasses, light coffee, and dark fruits. Alcohol content too well hidden and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Nearly a black color and a chocolate brown head. The first thing I noticed was hops dnd chocolate. Fudge, roast, molasses and hops. Flavor is toasty and hoppy along with awesome dark chocolate and molasses notes. Standout beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: March 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: opaque dark chocolate, scant head
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, rich chocolate, light fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, roasted, sweet caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5