Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale | The Lost Abbey

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101 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LiquidAmber on 03-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
22
For Trade:
5
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Vanilla aroma. It's got a weird tequila aroma, which is redundant. Deep caramel. Slight oakiness.

Taste - Less intense on the tequila, but it's there. Lots of vanilla and oak. Deep caramel. Some deeper malts. Nutty flavors. A little milk chocolate. Astringent finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - I can't get past the tequila barrel.

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Buckeyeboy provided this gem tonight... Thanks Jeremy! Pours dark brown with a thin short lasting dark tan head.. decent enough lacing. The aroma is dark malt with a good spicy yeasty phenolic note that combines well with the oak and residual tequila. I doubt my sniffer is good enough to ever identify this as tequila without coaxing, but I dig it nonetheless. Flavor really needs warmth to bloom.. Again, the tequila is there, but doesn't really get too big, I would appreciate a heavier hand personally.. with warmth, raisin and oak come out.. Agave? I guess. Surprised there is carbonation.

Interesting... Okay... Not really the best beer for a "tasting" there is a lot going on, but it is all really pretty light and never out in the open, this is a "thinker"... but honestly, it is only okay.

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Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale from The Lost Abbey
3.87 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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