My Black Parade
The Lost Abbey

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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #24
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,181
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 8.98%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
160
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Notes: Lost Abbey My Black Parade is a strong ale, brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, cardamon, smoked chilies and of course bourbon oak. The label tells the story of unrequited love remembers on Dia De Los Muertos, where people make a pilgrimage to an unmarked grave. Hoping their true love shows up.

Pouring darker than a moonless night, My Black Parade begins with a deep bouquet of rich chocolate and layered hints of cinnamon and oak. Huge flavors of cocoa on the palate with notes of vanilla, bourbon, and tobacco, finishing with crisp bite from the smoked chili’s and cardamom.
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours pretty much pitch black, just a hint of red in this beer. 2 finger tan head, with decent head retention. No lacing on the glass, dissipates into a tan ring around the edge of the glass.
The nose is full of the barrel. lots of caramel, and toffee.
Taste - There's a lot of spices in the taste. I can't say what they are, but it is tasty. The barrel hits more on the backside.
The body is a bit thinner than I would have expected. Smooth feeling. Slight alcohol burn, but minimal.
Quite delicious, and tasty.

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Photo of cbutova
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Corked 375ml bottle opens with a small pop and pours a black bodied beer into a tulip with some dark brown around the edges. The cap is a nutty brown hue with a very fizzy and foamy texture which is somewhat surprising. Weak head retention but a small ring at the edges leaves spotty lacing and some small sheets.

S- Honestly just getting some sour mash Bourbon that has spiciness, wet toasted oak and vanilla notes along with, dare I say it, some tart dark fruits like cherry... hopefully not infected. The roast is subdued with hints of cocoa and not much from the other adjuncts here.

T- Not infected as far as I can tell but wow, there is a lot, lot, lot of Bourbon, oak and cocoa in this beer. Like the Bourbon is the star character and then some as booze, peppery whiskey, vanilla, toasted oak and wood notes grip the taste buds and hardly let go. Once freed hints of cocoa nibs, cinnamon and spices come out. A bit of a chipolte chocolate bar thing going on as the beer warms up. Rounding everything out are complex, deep sweets and hints of fig, cherry and dates. The one big change is as it gets even warmer the cinnamon takes on a nice earthy, authentic spicy flavor that compliments the cocoa and boozy whisky quite nicely. A hint of cardamom in there as well later on.

MF- Fairly heavy overall body with a moderately low carbonation, which suits this type of beer just fine. Texture is slick and somewhat oily and somewhat frothy but this is all cut into by the strong booze. The finish is hot from the alcohol.

An interesting beer that seems to really open up as it gets warm but so does the booze. The bourbon is about as intense as it gets in a beer but luckily there is strong cocoa, cinnamon and hints of vanilla, spices and sweetness to get some balance established. A fun one to drink and ponder but a bit more texture and a bit less bourbon would probably be a home run for this brew.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Nov 01, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: purchased 4/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The appearance is that super-dark brown that's not quite black, along with some light brown head. It's nearly a carbon-copy of Hunahpu, except the head doesn't hang around.

Smell has plenty of spice and dark fruit. Those are desiccated prunes and figs. A bit of burnt sugar. And olive oil, which I'm beginning to learn means I waited too long.

The taste has way more intensity on the aforementioned dark fruits. There's also a lot of very dark chocolate, like the 70%+ variety. The bitterness even connects well with it. Plenty of spices, but they all run together, which is okay. (I mean, I love Dr. Pepper.) I get an increasing smoky-sweet feel on the back end, but it always comes back to the spice and fruits. As to the specified chilis, it's definitely there, but too much Thai food has bent my tongue-to-mind connection.

Carbonation is there, but somewhere in the neither-good-nor-bad purgatory. The alcohol is fairly well hidden for a twelver. The piquancy increases with the temperature.

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Zythophile from District of Columbia, Jun 03, 2018
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3.36/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The brew appears a dark brown with ruby clarity and a brown head.

Nose is roasty with spicy cinnamon, anise and raisony fruity alcohol.

It tastes raisonsy like the aroma suggests along with anise, earth and booze.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. For all the descriptive notes on the label, I was expexting more. This wasnt terrible but it wasnt that good either. For the price, im glad my friend shared it with me but id never buy it.

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stakem from Pennsylvania, Dec 29, 2017
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4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at SAVOR 2017. This beer had a very strong bourbon character. It was hot on the finish, and did not have a ton of depth, but it was still super delicious!

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Pencible from Virginia, Dec 28, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark jet black with a thin deep tan head that laces the glass. Nose is bourbon up front along with spices, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste bourbon forward. Sweet candied bourbon, molasses, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, cocoa and brown sugar along with minimal toasted smoked malt. A bit thin and watery on the body but I guess it's a strong ale not a stout but in my mind I keep thinking this is thin for a stout. Nice caramel sweetness to finish the beer off. It was good.

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MFMB from Idaho, Oct 17, 2017
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4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged 12.7 oz bottle into a tulip. Completely black, topped by a two-finger dark khaki head that settles into a film. Spotty lacing.

Nose has big aromas of vanilla, spices (cinnamon, cardamom), cocoa, raisin, dried cherries, and hints of cured tobacco-like smokiness. Very aromatic.

Flavors come in with a big hit of molasses-like sweetness, along with vanilla and some dark fruits (prunes) with earthy spice notes from the smoked chili peppers. Bittersweet dark chocolate and coffee follow in after. The finish is very long and fairly dry, and shows the bourbon-barrel aging off with lingering notes of vanilla, charred oak, and leather.

Mouth-feel is full, but not overly heavy, a touch oily, amazingly drinkable. Carbonation is light. Alcohol comes in at a strapping 12% ABV but is nigh undetectable save for a lovely gentle warmth.

This is my first beer from the highly-regarded Lost Abby, and I'm extremely impressed. The aroma is practically intoxicating on it's own, and the flavors are big and complex but balanced with clockwork precision- everything is just assertive enough without being overbearing. This is one I'll definitely be stocking up- it was practically made for me.

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m_hall from Virginia, Oct 01, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark chocolate color with a thick firm one finger deep beige head atop that settles into a nice froth.Chocolate covered raisin stands out to me most in the nose with a bit of the orange-like cardamom showing thru as well,not much chili or oak presence for me.Bourbon soaked fruits with a touch of chili earthy burn on the palate,I get the tobacco in the finish soaked in more bourbon.Alot of stuff goin on here and it's all good,a joy to drink.

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oberon from North Carolina, Sep 25, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

black beauty. hoppy and shwartzbier. cinammon, tumaric, bold and smooth. my bottle from capones.Beautiful spice masterpiece. Very drinkable and alcohol very well hidden.

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Sammy from Ontario (Canada), Jul 17, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with brown head. Aroma has fruity acidity with some spices and some cacao. Taste has cacao, some bourbon, light cinnamon, some earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Quite nice overall, spicy, bourbony, balanced.

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Ciocanelu from Romania, Jul 08, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Pitch black, with 2 full fingers of head. Some nice lacing left on top of the brew and glass

S - bourbon dominates the nose. Pretty amazing. Black licorice and cinnamon

T - Spices galore, cinnamon, and bourbon. It all blends very well together and is excellent!

F - Well carbonated, full body, and sizzles on the tongue.

O - An awesome spiced strong ale, BBA. Well done!

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BeerDawgs from Georgia, Jun 28, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When the issue of "best U.S. brewery" is raised, I'm always one to throw Lost Abbey into the discussion. Consequently, I'm always a little apprehensive reviewing a beer of their's I haven't tried before - will it measure up?

BOTTLE: 12.7 fl oz brown glass format. A branded black wirecage covers the cork. As always, the label art is fantastic and in keeping with Lost Abbey's theological themes.

"Bourbon barrel-aged spiced ale." 12% ABV. From their website: "A blended Bourbon barrel-aged Strong Ale with cocoa nibs, vanilla bean and spices."

Served chilled into a teku.

HEAD: Occupies ~90% of the teku even when gently poured. Shining complexion. Khaki-tan colour. Could be thicker, fuller, and more robust. Leaves light lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is good - ~8+ minutes - not something you see in a 12% ABV brew very often.

BODY: Opaque solid black colour. No yeast/lees are visible within.

It's an appealing appearance for a bourbon barrel aged strong ale, but it isn't on par with the appearance you'd see in, say, the best bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts or barleywines (and I think in the case of the catch-all vaguely defined "strong ale" category, cross-style comparisons are fair game). Appears overcarbonated.

AROMA: Bourbon-soaked dark fruit (raisin and plum mainly, but maybe date and/or prune) is the first thing I notice, along with alcohol warmth from sugarcane/rum-like notes. Black-strap molasses comes to mind given its high sweetness from schwarz/dark malts, chocolate malts, and possibly roasted barley. The bourbon is most prominent up front, throwing out hints of barrel sugars, barrel vanillin, and white oak.

The spicey aromatics are less distinct/recognizable. Aniseed/fennel/licorice family herb, mild chile powder, cinnamon, cardamom/Finnish pulla, baker's chocolate, cocoa powder, maybe chicory?

Rum-like booze and raisin are most prominent here; I can see myself mistaking this for a rum barrel-aged beer in a blind tasting. Which I guess suggests the bourbon barrel notes aren't vivid or deep enough.

No overt hoppy, yeasty, or off notes are detectable. Suggests a bold rich dessert beer that goes big on flavour. Certainly not in line with Lost Abbey's usual Belgian theme.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Hmm. Has an off-putting powdery mouthfeel with some dryness from the spice and some harshness from the barrel and concomitant alcohol warmth. Definitely rough around the edges, to say the least. Full-bodied, unrefreshing, thick, and heavy on the palate though its almost airy softness up front is a bit confusing...what were they after texture-wise?

Rum-soaked raisinbread and subsidiary dark fruits guide the taste, but those dark fruits (including prune, date, and even grape) lack a Belgian bend; I'd bet American yeast was used instead of Belgian (to its detriment).

Cocoa powder, cardamom/pulla, cinnamon, faint toast, brewers' chocolate, and specialty chocolate malt all surface atop the dark malt/schwarz malt backbone. I don't find any roasted barley, but given the dragging spicy dryness it'd be difficult to find were it anything but overt.

Bourbon barrel flavours aren't particularly expressive or vivid, and I could easily confuse this for a rum barrel-aged brew. A blip of barrel vanillin is there as a well as some barrel sugar sweetness but no rich white oak, coconut, char/burnt wood, et al.

Unbalanced but not imbalanced, My Black Parade throws out a lot of flavours but fails to organize them into a cohesive or gestalt whole. Lacks harmony and clear focus, but it's not badly built.

Many seem to give Strong Ales a pass when it comes to balance, allowing these kinds of disorganized (if not messy or chaotic) flavour profiles a handicap, but I can't do the same. Many expressions of the category have more direction and balance - even blends of 4+ beers.

Vanilla bean is too reticent in the mix. This flavour profile is muddled and poorly layered.

OVERALL: Straying again from the Belgian style foundation that built the brand, Lost Abbey delivers a beer that's underwhelming if not a flat-out dud. That said, when Lost Abbey falls short of the moon, they always land amongst the stars, and this is a competent and enjoyable (if slow to drink) brew that I'll be happy to finish but wouldn't buy another bottle of. I'd like to see Lost Abbey dispense with these extreme beer experiments (either leave them to Avery or put them out under the Port Brewing banner) and return to Belgian style form.

In short, it tastes like the brewers ventured out to make a Mexican chocolate imperial stout but upon tasting the result realized the chili spice and cocoa weren't quit there and decided to redo the marketing. I'm glad I tried it once, but it's far from amongst the best in Lost Abbey's catalogue...let alone amongst the best in the strong ale category.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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kojevergas from Colorado, Jun 22, 2017
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dark tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of bourbon with notes of caramel and vanilla as well as some peppery spice. Slight roasted malt and chocolate notes as well.
T: Taste is cinnamon up front with some caramel, vanilla and some peppery heat. Slight oak as well along with some slightly smoky notes and notes found more commonly in Laphroaig. Swallow is more cinnamon and spice with some lingering bourbon barrel notes of caramel and vanilla with some residual oak.
M: This beer is full in body with a little too much carbonation for the style. The beer has a finish that is fairly drying as well.
O: Overall this is a tasty beer with some nice flavors and complexity. It tastes a little odd at times but that could be from the other spices they added. It's interesting and worth a try but I don't know if it is worth repeating.

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SHODriver from North Carolina, Jun 22, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought On-Line

12.7 oz. Bottle
Caged/Corked
ABV: 12%

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some really nice dark fruit (cherries, figs, raisins, grapes, plums), slight licorice, very slight coffee, some bourbon/oak, vanilla, very slight spice note. The taste is really nice, malty, yeasty, with some cherries, figs, plums, raisins, grapes, some licorice, very slight coffee, some bourbon/oakyness, some spice. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well with this brew. Overall, another very tasty brew from TLA. Wish this shit would show up around here.

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Wasatch from Colorado, Jun 03, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

**
06/02/2017
On tap at Uno, california no ipa day.

LOOK: Black, thin, no head.

AROMA: Lovely blend of aromas. Spice galore. I get 5he cinnamon and cardamom most prevalently. Touch of coffee and brandy. Hints of mold, in a good way.

TASTE: wine , brandy, captain Morgan spiced rum, malty goodness.

FEEL: medium to full body, no carbonation, sticky.

Very nice.
**

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q33jeff from New Jersey, Jun 03, 2017
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1.81/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Popped the cork on this one, loud pop, gushed all over. Dark brown, over carbbed, smells like stout, coffee, and trash. Huge funky flavors and a tingling mouthfeel got me dumping this one. Obviously an off bottle.

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SFACRKnight from Colorado, May 31, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: Very dark, nearly opaque. Some ruby notes get through when held to light. Nice mocha head on the pour that mostly subsides.
smell: A full rich nose, with no specific flavor standing out. Chocolate and vanilla notes though mostly dry, subtle aromatic spice.
taste: Much like the nose with a bit of chili heat in the finish. Alcohol amazingly well hidden.

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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing black in the glass, with a half finger light brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of nuts, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon and cinnamon. Flavor of bourbon soaked chocolate, dark toasted malt, dark stone fruit, cinnamon, vanilla, light nuts and chili. Finishes with bourbon, dark fruit and a light chili burn. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. A nice, rich strong ale with good chocolate, fruit and vanilla notes, robust, but balanced bourbon and nice light chili that shows up mostly in the finish. The Mexican chocolate notes are appropriate for the name. Flavorful and complex; nicely done.

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LiquidAmber from Washington, Apr 22, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bit of a tug from the cork, and a minor pop while opening.

Deep mahogany brown body color, maybe a touch of a red in there too. Real nice forming one finger head, creamy light mocha with a thick rich collar as it settles. Good looking top and some transparency. Very dark looking strong ale.

Very complimentary nose. Complex fruit forward aroma on first whiff. Hints of barleywine style like esters, hints of marmalade, strawberry, tamarind as well strangely. Very exotic berry smelling primarily, with a mellow sweetness. Quite exceptional.

Palate takes thing a bit down. Very light body for a strong ale, almost pappery thin, wet, and kind of crackly mineral water like mouthfeel. Minor sensing milk chocolate with touches though of nice fruit character. Strawberry and a spice clove like quality in the mid palate. Faint touches of silky chocolate, but more mineral character seems to give a washing cheap black pepper cut through. Watery berry aftertaste.

There's some real decent and also very unique flavors, but a weak mouthfeel really takes the experience down quite a notch.

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Smakawhat from Maryland, Apr 09, 2017
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3.04/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: pours dark brown with a finger if brown bubble type head that fades fast.
S: sweet cola, nutmeg, cinnamon, walnuts, slight bourbon and chocolate.
T: huge walnuts and tobacco. Not a fan at all. It tatstes like chew spit smells.
F: high carbonation, medium thickness.
O: i don't like tabacco and therefore I don't like it this.

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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of spices, cinnamon, some vanilla, and light bourbon. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

A decent beers but the spices dominate it and mute a lot of the other things going on here.

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mdfb79 from New York, Mar 11, 2017
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2.8/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Vintage 2016
Served in a snifter

The oily, dark brown (bordering on black) body was topped by finger-tall crop of tight and frothy, saddle brown foam. Fairly poor retention. The head quickly fell to a barely-there film of bubbles. Some patchy lacing stuck along the glass.

Not much happening in the nose initially. I really had to try hard to pick up anything. Subtle smoked chili notes. Bit of roast. As the head fell, the spice notes appeared but they were still pretty subtle. Hint of cinnamon. Touch of sweet vanilla. Later, boozy notes and an interesting fruity quality appeared. A bit grape-y and wine-like. Concord grapes specifically came to mind.

The flavor was quite disappointing. Boozy notes came through big time right from the start. The booziness was really sharp, raw and whiskey-like. Some deeply roasted, somewhat ashy notes were also apparent. More sharp booziness on the back end and in the finish. The alcohol heat really permeated my palate and lingered long after the swallow. As in the nose, a sweet-tart, grape-y quality appeared as the beer sat. Concord grapes for sure. Subtle charred raisins notes appeared as well.

As disappointing as the aroma and flavor were, the mouthfeel was far worse. The liquid was shockingly thin and contained a super aggressive, larger bubbled effervescence that was incredibly distracting. Ultra light and airy on the palate. By mid-glass, the sugars in the beer left a slightly sticky film on my lips.

At $17 for this 12.7 ounce bottle, I really feel like I was robbed. Lost Abbey has a reputation for producing under carbonated beers and so apparently they decided to carb the hell out of this one. Simply put, this is a thin, boozy, acrid mess.

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Damian from Massachusetts, Jan 20, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 bottle

A: Pours pitch-black with a decent sized frothy brown head. Head is light and airy and fizzes out fairly quickly. Little bits of lacing here and there.

S: Charry with dark chocolate in general. A touch smoky with some cinnamon, interesting. Some other spices that I can't quite place.

T: A little bourbon up front, sweet caramel and some vanilla. Light milk chocolate kicks in in the middle, still with that vanilla backing. Cinnamon is apparent...some ginger maybe? Some chili pepper heat (and cinnamon heat?) in the finish. Lightly charry aftertaste with hints of chocolate and vanilla.

M: Fairly heavy, ultra-smooth.

O: Huh. Big and super smooth stout with lots of flavors. Nothing is crazy and in-your-face, it's all well balanced and nicely integrated. Nice variety of flavors and little subtleties.

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Dope from Massachusetts, Jan 02, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is great beer, and i like that the spices and stuff are pretty low key, i mean, its flavorful beer, but this sure doesnt present itself as a chili beer or anything. not much hea don the shiny jet black body, highly viscous and with a nose thats almost hard to take in too deeply because the booze is so strong. smells as much like whiskey as it does like beer until i get a little used to it. again subtle on the spices, huge oak and bourbon character, and of course an enormous black malty not quite stout underneath. i dont get much cardamom here, but the cinnamon is in the foreground of the flavor for sure. its great with the heavy vanilla in here, the two go together so well, especially over a backdrop of a beer this big. the malt base is awesome, a little less roasty and bitter than a big stout might be, but its similar in that it has some coffee and earthy elements to it, and also has a sweeter, fuller flavored middle segment with caramel malt and maybe even one of those special abbey malts that tastes like toffee. i get no heat at all from the chilies, which i appreciate. the whiskey is strong and the abv is over the top obvious. i had a hard time drinking even one glass of this because of how darn strong it is. its amazingly flavorful, but its also fiercely alcoholic. sweet whiskey and cinnamon in the finish. cool beer, but kind of a one and done novelty item for me rather than something i would want to consume on the regular. very appropriate seasonally during this christmas week!

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good s---. A little boozy, but nice, warm, BBA and complex. Not the best, but good, fancy a-- beer. The chilis are nicely done in that they can be sensed wh n you are looking for them, but not noticeable if you were not aware of them. Not mind blowing, but a nice, well done beer. You won't be telling your children about this one, but you will probably tell your friends about it.

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BeerStud187 from California, Dec 16, 2016
My Black Parade from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 160 ratings