kathouse (595) - Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep garnet with a frothy cream head. Aroma is wine, brown sugar, and candied fruits. The medium body is a rainbow of flavors including caramel, plums, toast, and alcohol. Finishes with a dry tartness and stays extra long.
Simonsen (268) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mørk øl lite skum. Smaker av plommer rosiner kaffe brent malt . Minner om smak av gammel dansk
ADfan (485) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color in the glass with a medium head. It has some maltiness in the nose along with some raisins. The flavor is smooth with more roasted malts and fruits. Slight citrus comes through with a long finish.
craftycarl21 (2029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monk’s Cafe. Deep cherry and mahogany pour, decent light beige head. Nose and flavor are lovely, with the classic, expected dark fruit character of plum, touches of earthy fig, tart cherry, and some lovely dirt-like dryness. Hides the booze nicely, and just really good depth for the style. Very tasty.
skmikeg (443) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of rasin, dark fruits, belgian yeast, some sour cherry, and some toasted wheat. Taste is of raisins, dark fruits, sour cherry, some Belgian yeast, Belgian spices, and some rosemary. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, spicy, semi sweet finish. overall, a very nice hybrid Belgian Strong Ale that combines a farm house ale and a traditional strong ale and hides its 9% abv very well.
bth122 (912) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the drunk monk after seeing ben howard live ( good show btw). Cant really seee the color. Medium head. Aroma is complex. Aroma of raisins, cherry, sweet candy. Medium sweetness. Warm alcohol. Pretty good. Dark fruits on taste. Slight soue cherry.
johnnnniee (1563) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid dark brown with faint ruby brown highlights when held to light and a huge fluffy beige head that persists forever. Smells of pepper and spice with a solid dark sugary background. The flavor is sweet with sugary malt, a bit of dark fruit, lots of pungent and bitter spice, some pepper and other yeasty phenols. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost bitter mouthfeel. I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, I remember liking it a bit more when it was fresh. As is I am neither excited nor disappointed with it.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tap at Lost Abby. Poured dark amber color with tan head. Aroma of yeast, fruits , plums, raisins with spicess. Taste is alittle sweet and spice.
ben4321 (3031) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 9/9/12
Aroma: It has a sweet, malty nose, some candied sugar, dark fruit, caramel, spice, and alcohol
Appearance: It pours a dark-reddish brown color with a thick beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is also heavy sweet, like the nose, with a good amount of alcohol as well
Palate: The body is medium-full, it feels mildly acidic, is a touch sticky, a touch hot, and finishes a little dry
I liked this one. A very nice Belgian strong. This was another quality Belgian style offering from Lost Abbey.
Godofthecellar (307) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice belgian strong ale with a deep brown pour, abv is well hidden amongst the sweetness of raisin. both smell and taste of brett, no funk