Lost Abbey Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale

RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
15 years ago I racked my very first beer into an oak barrel. That same year, Bottleworks opened their doors in Seattle, WA and started selling amazing bottles of beer. Its purely a coincidence of course, but nonetheless... Where once there were few purveyors of these great beers and fewer still brewers producing oak aged beers, there are many who have joined the party. Yet, Bottleworks remains and institution in this city and were proud to call them friends, acquaintances and continued supporters of our craft. In your hands you have 15 years of experience, dedication and commitment to being more than average. Weve never made a beer aged in Tequila Barrels but were sure youll find it exceptional for the flavors it holds and the stores it tells. Listen carefully and you can hear the Agave whispering your name as it did ours when we blended this batch from 12 separate oak barrels. Cheers to Vern and the entire Bottleworks crew on the first 15 years. We look forward to 15 more! - Tomme Arthur

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (8019) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2017
750, corked and baled. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose, sudsy whitish head. Tangy dark tree fruit and raisin nose. Watery still body. Raisins and tree fruit mid palate, tannic oaky bite. Long earthy warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (1526) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
On tap at Bottleworks, Seattle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits, candies. Similar taste with a slight booziness and chocolate notes. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (6000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottleworks, Seattle. Off-white soap bubbles, malty rich red-brown. Huge boozy raisin nose, figs, prunes. Rather still, heavy fruit cake, heavy fruit malt liquor. Rather clean and rich. Heavy and still. Cool fruit leather with a bitter, hard fruit skin edge. Harsh sweet edge; only later do I read tequila barrel and it all comes together. Very nice strong beer. Intriguing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4597) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
750ml bottle from Bottleworks. Dark brown color with a fading off-white head. The aroma is big tequila, oak, roasty notes. The flavor has sweet agave, mezcal, really raw. Hot and boozy, fairly carbonated, especially for this brewery known for Bonneville salt flat beer. Medium full bodied, big and boozy. Deece, but not a-ballz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2562) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Pours brown some head and some lading. Nose fruity and tart. Flavours of tart cherries raspberries, some yeast some cereal. Taste light bitter light/med tart light sweet. Medium body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7448) - Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Toby
Clear brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of tequila, woody and dark fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, woody and tequila

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Craig. Notes of raisin, plum. Fruity, tropical, the fruity note are the dominate flavor. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (10070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with the group thanks to amfo. Pours a clear, brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts mixed with a touch of tart fruit, tangy cherry, big tequila character, wood, honey, additional fruits, raisins, interesting, solid beer all around, some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Very complex dark fruit, caramel, wood and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Hazy brown color. Thin tan head. Dots of lace. It is a touch sour up front, but not aggressively so. Not sure if thats intentional or not, but its pleasant, really. Moderate bitter taste, with a touch of alcohol warmth, an appropriate amount for the ABV. Very light sweet, more dry overall, but not astringent. Nice complex aroma of oak, dark fruit, great bigger vinous notes. Just a touch of soy. Didnt notice the tequila at first, but once the thought entered my head it became abundantly clear. Would have never thought to incorporate tequila into this kind of a beer but it works surprisingly nice here, what with the mild tartness. Bigger body. Mild slick. Lighter carbonation. This is some really fun beer. Taking the rest of the bottle home to finish later...

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