Appearance: garnet and ruby under a bready khaki head which fades blotchy and clumpy while sticking to the sides of my glass. Swirls creamy.
Nose: raisins, figs, and prunes – meaty and rich. Nutmeg, allspice, and raisins mingle in the back. Wisps of leather. Tartness of unripe plums, bitter tannins of plum skins. Bourbon barrels – wood and spice. Musky, bretty, leathery, and horsey weaves it all together.
Palate: chewy, rich, and warm in the back. Raisins, figs, and dates both fresh and dried. Leather weaves in and out. The richness continues without being heavy, sweet without being cloying. Raisins and prunes mingle with leather. Tartness lurks along the edges with wood, port, and plum skins. Wintery spices – cumin, ginger, nutmeg, allspice. Heat and spice grabs back of throat with each quaff – bourbon. Warm breath.
Final Thoughts: yummy!!! Love me some Lost Abbey beers. They may be hard to find but well worth the hunt for the success is in the glass.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)