Lost Dog is the BrewDog and Lost Abbey collaboration beer. It's an imperial porter that has aged in rum barrels for about 9 months.
At the time of writing this, the bottles haven't been listed for sale in the BrewDog online shop, but a few have turned up in specialist off licences.
The packaging looks great, the bottle comes in a small gold and black box, but how's the beer?
It poured quite flat. Any trace of a head disappeared almost instantly.
It smelled woody from the barrel it's been aged in. Whiffs of the rum too.
The taste was pretty much of the alcohol and wood with a lot of sweetness. There's quite a thin mouthfeel. In an 11.5 % abv beer I prefer something a bit more thick and chewy, something the gorgeous Alice Porter has at only 6% abv.
I think this one for the die-hards.
I might get another bottle and stash it away to see how it is in a year or two. Meanwhile, we have the Paradox Jura to look forward to.