beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with a thin light brown head. Nice aroma of raisins, figs and brown sugar. Good flavor of brown sugar, dark malt, raisins and figs with a mild bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.
BrockLanders (771) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Hi-Times. Cloudy brown pour....light brown head. Nose is big sweet malts, toffeeish, light woodiness. Full bodied and a flavor of sweet malts, molasses, raisins....tasty. Oaky, earthy, and ultra-lightly bitter finish...enjoyed, but slightly underwhelmed.
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep brown, somewhat muddy, large frothy light beige head, decent lacing. Big dark pitted fruit nose, very figgy, raisins, dates, with hints of anise and brown sugar. Very much dark pitted fruit on the tongue, mildly bready, light sweetness. Much like a Dubbel but without the heavy breadiness. A little bright, mildly tart. Dark pitted fruit is quite prevalent from the start to the finish. Very tangy, even a slight sour note is present. While you get hit with the dark pitted fruit up front, it finishes with anise and brown sugar. The raisin aspect is there, from beginning to end. This is one heavy hitting Belgian style quasi-Dubbel drinking brewskie. The 9% ABV is very well hidden. Easy to drink, and quite dangerous. Recommended for those who like Dubbels that aren’t overly heavy or that are too bready. Thanks Larry for the bottle!
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew pours a dark deep brown that appears black at first sight. It leaves a thick tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is prunes, figs, plums, dark pitted fruit, caramel, spicy, cinnamon, cardomon, great nose. The taste starts fruity sweet, syrup, dark toffee, espresso, roasted nuts, def herbal presence that finishes bitter almost like under ripened fruit. This is another solid brew from The Lost Abbey, I like where this beer took me.
Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
purplish body with a bit of gray for a head. plum riasin fruit nose. wow, the mouthfell leaves a weird just finished a good smoke type feeling that has me feining a bit. fruit flavor is very plummy with something that reminds me of a dopplebock, but hotter, the alcohol does not hide but mixes well. great finish that does not dry me out but actually quenches well. i’m going to drink pints of this tonight if i can.
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Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown cloudy colour with a little head. Aroma of raisins, fruit and little paper-like. Flavour of malt, yeast and some sour maltness.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is raisens, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light brett showing with almost an oakiness. Taste is interesting, light brett tartness, light alcohol, caramel, raisens, even a little vanilla showing.
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; NOse of raisin pie, brown sugar, spices, and a tiny bit of funk; clear dark cherry brown with a big beige glass-lacing head; flavor is molasses, raisins, figs, nutmeg, and atiny bit of brett, but not much!
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cola brown with deep tan head. Great, sweet malt nose, with some dried fruit and molasses present. Definite raisin aroma there, but not overwhelming. Wow, the first sip is an explosion of complexities. Malt, natural unsweetened raisins, a hint of licorice, and a smooth alcohol warmth. Finishes with a mellow bitterness that dries the palate and prompts you to take another sip. I don’t think I’m sharing this one!
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn. when you’re bent on stoney chron, sunk into leather, head like a bowling ball..This thickness rectifies. Damp nose of must & grain alcohol. Bitter slapped intro, thick kumquat-rind sweetness laying atop. soaked fruits & raisins with bitter violations. Sit on your throne