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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale aged in a reposado tequila barrel. First served at Lost Abbey Barrel Night 2013. Bottled release Spring 2014.

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4.1
superspak (6090) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2017
16 ounce prowler into snifter, filled on 11/4/2017. Pours hazy very dark brown color with a small dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, honey, tequila, agave, toasted oak, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and brown bread; with light notes of molasses, chocolate, cocoa, pepper, coconut, almond, smoke, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, agave, tequila barrels, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, honey, tequila, agave, toasted oak, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, and brown bread; with light notes of molasses, chocolate, cocoa, pepper, coconut, almond, smoke, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/roast bitterness and tequila/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, honey, tequila, agave, toasted oak, dark fruit, brown bread, light molasses/chocolate/smoke, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, agave, tequila barrels, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitterness and tequila/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/silky, and lightly slick/sticky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 13.5%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged strong ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, agave, tequila barrels, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Tons of complexity that increases as it warms. Perfectly balanced yeast, malts, and tequila barrel flavors. Very rich, but not overly sweet. A really impressive and enjoyable offering.

3.6
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Tap. Hazy brown with small head. Lightly sweet, underlying dark fruit. Some tequila notes. Booze hidden really well. Like the previous beer no funky or tart notes.

3.4
mice (1066) - FINLAND - AUG 12, 2017
375ml bottle from Beergium. Dirty dark brown, a bit red beer with small head. Strong aroma has yeast, plum and other ripe fruits + vanilla. Taste has malts, sweet fruits (plum mostly) and alcohol. Tequila is there.

3.6
yoxik75 (290) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Piana obfita, trwala, zdobi szkło. Kolor blotnisty, mętny. Aromat kwaskowy, slodko owocowy, winny. Smak podobnie, winny, kwaskowy, wyraźna dębina i taniny, owoce kwaskowe jabłka, winogrona, lekko przebija sie mocniejszy alkohol tequila, dość słodkie, lekko karmel. Pije sie bardzo przyjemnie, wysokie nagazowanie ożywia piwo. Ciekawe bardzo dobre, mi podpasowalo.

3
benpickens (540) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours inky black with billowy porous head that holds well; brett on the nose; tart palate with undetectable tequila notes. Not a fan.

3.9
Fujimo2000 (200) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Beautiful tequila aroma on the front end, beer is a little thin and slightly tart. Beautiful rouge color with very little lacing. Even with the tequila aroma, hides the high alcohol very well.

3.4
maekchu (4069) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle shared at KyotoLefty’s 10,000th rating celebration. Nose of big alcohol, figs, plums, all lightly phenolic. A melange of sweet fruit flavors, slightly cloying, mild bit of barrel. The tequila notes intrude a little too rudely here. Medium body. Probably too young. Needs to mellow a little more.

3.4
KyotoLefty (10726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
375 ml bottle, shared at my 10K rating celebration. Nose is tequila, chocolate, grapes, syrup. black and cloudy with lace. Nicely fruity but sweet and cloying and boozy too. Not my thing.

4
BuckeyeBoy (8569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2017
375ml bottle pours out a amber color topped with a small tan ring of a head. Nose has a lot goin on pit fruit rich malts barrel vanilla barrel notes and a bit of booze. Taste is more of the nice rich malts some toffee pitfruit vanilla from the barrel.

4
furthur (1242) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle, almost black redish brown beer, cream colored head fades to a persistent skiff of foam. Aroma is red wine, oak, malt, sour apples, hint of whiskey. Taste is red wine, toasted malt, sour apple and lime, black pepper, and a hint of tequila. The tequila is very subtle, I might wish for more because I like it, but the balance on barrel and malt and sour is quite nice on this. Palate is medium, carbonation about average, very fine.


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