SinH4 (1067) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Dark brown color with nice head. Spicy aroma with rosemary and other spices, raisins as well. Taste is full, spicy, rosemary, berries, and a coffee finish with a brilliant aftertaste. Even a hint of Jägermeister (probably the spices) First time I am not disappointed by one of Lost Abbey?s super-well-known brews.
dodskenta (90) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared with friend. Big dark fruity aroma with yeasty notes, sweet malts, dried plums and some spice. Complex. Flavour is sweet malty, yeast, dark fruits and brett! It really well balanced and the flavours come together very nicely.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark fruit and yeast dough aroma, very dry oak and Brett finish. All the flavors meld together well.
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect ten for Ten Commandments. All kinds of delicious aromas perking through, from funk to cinnamon to lemon peal to Belgian candy sugar. Flavor is equally as complex. To much to list ,you will not be disappointed in this purchase.
snoworsummer (3241) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thick, fizzy tan head. Tastes like smooth booze, rich, nutty, dry roasted malt, light ash, sweet cinnamon, and dried dark fruits. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich cinnamon, sweet dark fruits, light ash, roasted malt, light booze.
sonnycheeba (4241) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is oak, fig, dates, spicy yeast esters, bready malts, and faint raisins. Flavor is rich malt base, tons of dark fruit esters, crazy yeast esters, and a dry, oak finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
antonstoop (244) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750 ml. Pours a darkest mahogany/brown color, with frothy, tan head foam that diminished slowly. The nose started with a hint of candy cane mintiness that could come from the rosemary influence, then proceeded with sweetness, and dark fruit as raisin & plum. Medium to full bodied, with a high carbonation. The taste has dark fruit flavor, added some tartness & alcohol warmth. Aftertaste is liquirish and mintiness, lingers! A quad with a lot of different tastes, maybe to much...
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TET (2104) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12% abv, 75 cl bottle. A very dark brown beer with a big and light brown head. Aroma is just great, dried fruits, sweet berries, flowers, plums, also unique spicyness. Even the aroma is dark it’s still fresh. Taste has dark fruits, great sweet raspberries, some port wine. Taste is also dominated by strong spicyness, at least ginger without burning, also rosemary. Th bitterness is drying the end together with strong spices. Hint of alcohol. The great freshness is there all the time. Almost full bodied, strong carbonation, quite smooth. The great beer with a unique and marvellous spicyness, the glass is empty too soon. Spicy.
nudiebear (236) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Meilby. Thanks! Poured a dark brown with solid head. Nose has cherries (very like raisins/almonds in glühwein mixture), dark chocolate, slight coffee. Feels like a strong drink. Tasted wonderfully smooth and left the palate refresh as after a christmas glühwein :-). Good stuff.
This one’d likely go higher if re-rated. I prefer more coffee in the darkest and strongest beers I usually go for; but this is a different style. Very enjoyable.
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cork and cage bottle. 2008 vintage. Wow, this one’s at least 6 years old! Minimal pop from the cork. Uh-oh, could that signify an oxidized beer? Pours dark brown with amber hues and NO head. This is troubling, however, the nose tells an incredible story. Massively rich and complex dark fruits and spices. Layers of booze soaked raisins and dates, honey, rosemary, ginger, and allspice. Medium sweet attack. Med-full body, thick texture, minimal carbonation, and a bitter tannic finish. Almost port-like at this stage. Not getting the Brett, but this is still a great beer. Probably 2-3 years past it’s prime.