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Lost Abbey’s once a year Anniversary beer. A new generation of Dark Farmhouse Belgian-Style Beer that had Brettanomyces (a special Belgian brewer’s yeast) added at bottling. (from newsletter) (from bottle: Ale Brewed with Raisins) 10 commandments: 1. The most imaginative beers are our crusade. 2. We believe we are all in this together. 3. We strive for honesty and integrity in our lives like you. 4. Fresh beer is great, aged beer is better. 5.Now that you have found us, help us spread the message. 6. There is good and evil in the world, our beers are good. 7. Passion isn’t something you can buy at the corner store. 8. We believe an inspired life is worth living. 9. Life is about choices. The Lost Abbey is a great choice. 10. We are not perfect but no one is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Brown cloudy colour with a little head. Aroma of raisins, fruit and little paper-like. Flavour of malt, yeast and some sour maltness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9599) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours hazy dark brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of pears. Full bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2007
Chestnut colour with a light brown head. Malty, fruity sweet aroma with notes of raisin. Malty, dark fruity sweet flavor. Dry, light sweet finish with vague alcohol notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Courtesy of WeeHeavySD** Where do I start with this brew.The aromas coming up are sweet fruit like screaming at me and pulling me in. Pours a rich brown color with virtually no head.The flavors that came from this were ridiculous. Dark fruits, caramel and molasses and the alcohol was masked well.Finished smei, dry with a some sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Dark brown pour, small brown head. Odd spice aroma xmas reminder allspice and nutmeg are present. Avg Pal. Nice flavor, well spiced, light peppers allspice and rosemary. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2007
750 from the LA Patron Saints Club. Lovely dark pour with a modest but lively head. Glints of ruby come through, and the nose is quite big and plummy, with dark fruits suggesting a grand cru. I suppose this bottle’s almost 6 months old, but I’m not getting any of the brett. Could be that the raisins are too strong - though I find them not too over the top, thankfully - but maybe this just needs more age. Quite solid, but a bit one-dimensional to me.

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