pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2009
Thanks for sharing this true gem Yaniv! Pours a dark dark brownish black with a healthy mocha head. The nose is sweet, strongly oaky, perhaps dominantly. Molasses, a bit of resin, alcohol, some darker anise sort of notes. I can see why it’s not a stout... but it reminds me of a well constructed imperial stout. Full on the tongue, with lower carbonation, but not flat. A bit viscous, oddly. The flavors are in line with the nose. Perhaps a bit more fruity. Raisins. A bit creamy. Definitely that cherry sort of oak, rather than the vanilla bourbon oak character. Sharp. Lingering tannins. If I’m lucky, I’ll rerate this! bierkoning (13607) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2009
Corked bottle from TheEpeiist, thanks! Almost pitch black. Creamy aroma with dark chocolate, cacao and licorice. Salty, creamy flavor with milk chocolate, licorice, dired fruit. Some alcohol. Just a hint of oak, nothing more. Full bodied, malty, creamy and really delicious! neepsntatties (2028) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2009
I picked up a bottle of this a year ago at By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA. Colour... Black coffee and no head whatsoever. Nose... sweet, roasty and booooozy! I feel like Ray Milland from, "The Lost Weekend" just smelling this stuff! Palate... molasses, turbinado, Bourbon, treacle syrup, double espresso and Christmas pudding all rolled into a supple mouthcoating delight! I just gotta find more of this! Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Flaske, delt med Theis.
Sort med et lille nøddebrunt skum. Dufter og smager af soya, mørk bitter chokolade, træ, vanilie og mørke frugter.Tyk og olieret mundfylde. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - brown head. Roasted, light burned, notes, vanilla, berries, tarmac, licorice, wood, bourbon, chocolate, light alcho-burn, coconut, sweetness, dried fruits, dried dark fruits, oak, light coffee. Light thin finish. Very nice.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2009
375ml bottle. Pours a dark, opaque brown capped by a thick and lasting dark khaki head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is pretty standard for the style... lots of whiskey barrel, charred and slightly astringent malt, green pepper, anise, char... perhaps some bitter chocolate. Minimal hop profile. Boozy and rather simplistic. Palate is rather dry and unforgiving. Dark and slightly astringent roasted malt. Peppery and spicy... but not in a way that I enjoy. The 12% is hidden quite well. Some dark, bitter chocolate, dry wood, dry malt. Vanilla extract, dusty hops. Medium bodied... not nearly as viscous as I’d hoped. Slightly chalky initial mouthfeel with a tannic, boozy finish.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
I’ll admit it... I am a HUGE Lost Abbey Fanboy. But this is an extreme disappointment. The beer seems quite out of balance. Everything seems a tad disjointed with nothing coming together that well. Don’t get me wrong... it’s a good beer, just seems slightly messy.
Bottle from the ever-generous Shyam. Thanks yet again, my man! What I like about this beer is how simple it is - and it really is quite simple, ultimately. Aroma is heavy black licorice, sweet coffee, milk chocolate. Flavors are that and a very sweet woodiness from the barrel - vanilla, cream & sugar. Very thin for a beer of its size. Reminded me a great deal of BCS and along with it is to me the best example of Bourbon Aging I have tasted. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2009
Excellent pour with superb liquid to froth transformation. The signature de Tomme. Very dark in color with mild aromas. Full nectar with a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent! This is a drier version with a strong Bourbon essence showing throughout. A huge roast component clobber the user up front. Very refined in nature striking a robust balance with all key factors. The finish is long and strong. Beautiful! markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Thanks retorp for the share. Very enjoyable brew. Pours dark black with a brown head. Nose is coconut, bourbon, roasted malt, ripe dark fruit, spice, cinnamon, and nice amount of depth. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, and some tiny licorice bits. Finish is excellent: bourbon, roasted malt, and vanilla- just the flavors that I want to hang around after this monster is done. Very enjoyable. sebletitje (10285) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
courtesy of retorp.
Pours thick obsidian with amazing beige head and nice golden lacing.
Aroma of roasted malts with sweet notes of coffee.
Taste malty coupled with some roastiness thick grainy palate with an amazing bourbon oak wood that is present from beginning to end. Also some faint touch of coffee.