mariuspoenari (1459) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark, almost opaque with a thick head that gives way to a creamy lacing. You can tell from the smell that this is a Belgian dark ale, with a strong strawberry smell, rich caramel and a hint of alcohol. Rosemary is also present in the nose, with a hint of pine. Light carbonation with a very complex flavour - the raisins give the drink a very wine-like taste, but with alcohol spiciness, caramel sweetness and a powerful rosemary taste that I found a bit too overwhelming. Medium-dry finish. A very complex beer, that’s interesting right from the start, but becomes a bit too overwhelming as you go.
George999 (389) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle the color is dark brown with very little color permeating the beer, the head is thick and carmel colored, the aroma is a little sour and smells barrel aged, the taste is sour, malty and charcoal notes, but there is a fruity sour note. The carbonation is mild almost not existent. The finish I am getting rosemary.
Tide (2965) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with earthy notes, nuts, roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with toffee, roasted malts, peppers, nuts, dark fruits and earthy notes. Very nice Belgian strong, but not as great as I expected.
David46 (14) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great Belgian Strong Ale. Dark and Complex, rich spices and roasting, caramel and nuts, a little funk and earthiness. Very satisfying ale.
cheap (5305) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am so tired of beers that think they must use the blasphemy of some religion to make their point. Starts off with a big lovely non fading moose head. Lacing also is so nice. But that is the end of the good stuff. This is creamy but flat on the palate, comes across like a nitro or cask but its not. Yes, much more difficult than expected. Cannot enjoy. Not impressed. Weird volatile mouth coating experience. Much worse than I was expecting from LA.
Maakun (3905) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THT thanks to Zer0. Murky very dark brown with off white head. Massive rosemary, caramel, flowery, honey, very leafy and herbal, light sour berries, figs, toffee. Quite sweet with herbal bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Very strong on the herbs but still decent.
deanso (8933) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared at Decmber THT.
Average creamy tan head. clear deep burgundy pour. Some raisins. Very good.
ogniskowicz (697) - POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Szlachetny alkohol, ogromna ilość fenoli, stajnia, spocony koń, miód, suszone owoce, śliwki, guma balonowa, ziołowa nuta rozmarynu. Aromat urywa dupę. W smaku jeszcze lepiej. Początkowe muśnięcie miodem i rodzynkami robi świetne przetarcie przed eksplozją belgijskich drożdży. Niejeden braciszek zakonny w Belgii by pokiwał z uznaniem głową. Zaraz później feria suszonych owoców, lekka ziołowość i wspaniale rozwijająca się kwaśność. Wybitnie brettowa - stajenna, ale nie dominująca. Alkohol lekko grzejący podniebienie, bardzo dobrze wpasowany.
Prawdopodobnie najlepszy "belg" jakiego dane mi było pić. Absolutna poezja.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a deep, dark brown with hints of garnet and a voluminous, beige head which shows a nice level of carbonation. Aroma is powerful malts, Belgian yeast dried fruits and booze. The taste is very complex with Christmas cake and almost herbal-like qualities with a fairly robust bitterness. A dense mouthfeel with good carbonation and perfect for the flavours contained within. Another masterpiece from The Lost Abbey.
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is sweet caramel malt, various dark fruits (especially raisins) bread dough and vanilla. A bit of sourness, a tongue coating sweetness and some alcohol also present. Interesting.