Beer Review: LOST ABBEY AD LIB

Beer Review: LOST ABBEY AD LIB

Lost Abbey’s Ad Lib is a concoction marrying Bourbon Barrel Aged Midnight Expression, Bourbon Barrel Aged Judgment Day, and Rye Barrel aged Serpent’s Stout, boasting a formidable 10% ABV, and found its way onto my palate on tap at Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey.

Appearance:

The pour unveils a deep midnight black elixir crowned with a luscious tan cap that holds its ground.

Aroma:

Wafting from the glass is a symphony of scents, with dominant notes of milk chocolate, intertwined with the rich allure of bourbon and a subtle hint of grape.

Taste:

Upon the first sip, the taste buds are greeted by a robust amalgamation of bourbon, the distinct kick of rye whiskey, dark chocolate, a noticeable alcoholic warmth, and a harmonious blend of wood and roast.

Mouthfeel:

The texture is nothing short of sticky, with a modest carbonation that accentuates the full-bodied nature of the brew.

Overall:

Lost Abbey’s Ad Lib presents itself as a highly intricate and flavorful medley of dark barrel-aged ale. As someone partial to the allure of sweet bourbon-laden concoctions, I must admit a slight preference for Deliverance. However, Ad Lib manages to outshine its counterpart by showcasing a heightened level of finesse. The beer encapsulates a refined balance of flavors, making it a commendable addition to the realm of dark and barrel-aged ales.