hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2017
375ml bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Dark fruits, peaches, barrel, vanilla, and sweet bourbon finish. ACHops (1638) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2017
On tap @ The Dray. Pours muddy reddish brown with thin mocha head that fades quickly and laces well. Aroma is oak, leather, figs, raisins, bourbon, sweet macerated peaches; loads of booze and barrels. Taste is likewise - syrupy caramel malt, light peaches, super dry finish. With a base beer of Angel’s Share, this beer has a hell of a head start in the world - hard to screw this up. The peaches add a pleasant though not profround fruity flavor, the Brett gives the finish a clean dryness, the black tea... eh, doesn’t add or detract much either way. I’d probably take OG AS most days, still this is a nice diversion and tasty in its own right. dojken (659) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2017
Fat på Chapter. Fantastisk doft av fikon o plommon o dadlar o ekfat i en salig röra. Det här en bira att njuta på doften. Smaken wow vad smaker. Krämig med fatkaraktär med massor av goa smaker som surrar runt i munnen. Trevlig något torr beska marcus (10670) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle from Cap Tap. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a fruity treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor sweetened with peach and finished with a nice dose of Heaven Hill. Nicely done! Nische (2518) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2017
Tap at Babajan. Dark brown with almost no head. Full, sweetish with raisins, bourbon, dark rye bread. A bit of oak and earth in there too.
italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Dark brown pour with a orange hue .... aroma of caramel malts, earthy tea, peaches, bourbon, nutty, tobacco and wood .... taste is of peach, caramel, earthy tea, bourbon, light nutty, light tobacco, dark fruit/berry, oak ...... Body is medium to full, oily, carbonation is fizzy ..... sweet and beautiful balance as expected with some booze and warming at the end ..... light bitterness and lingering bourbon IPAMeister7 (63) - - OCT 22, 2017
Beer school 10/17. This is another wonderful lost abbey beer I love all the lost abbey beers this one has a wonderful bourbon barrel taste
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375ml bottle of 2017 re-release. Pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carb. Nice peach fruit coming through. Hot bourbon.
thorongil2 (3426) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2017
(Bottle) clear, bright orange brown colour with a small beige head; aroma of peach liqeour, jam; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter sweet finish; thick palate superspak (6009) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2017
375 ml bottle into snifter, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours hazy very dark brown color with a small dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, peach, fig, date, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, marshmallow, brown bread, and herbal black tea; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, molasses, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Some booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrels, fruity yeast, and peach/black tea notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, peach, fig, date, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, marshmallow, brown bread, and herbal black tea; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, molasses, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit, peach, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, marshmallow, brown bread, herbal black tea, light chocolate/fudge/molasses, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrels, fruity yeast, and peach/black tea flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Lightly slick, sticky, chalky, tannic, and drying. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 12.5%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible English Barleywine/strong ale style. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrels, fruity yeast, and peach/black tea flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Very rich and complex. Perfectly balanced malts, bourbon barrels, and fruity Brett C flavors; with nice presence of the peaches/tea, without overwhelming the base beer. Amazing barrel integration; without being overly boozy, tannic, or drying. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.