jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering–pours a rich thin tan head that laces with color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-almost molasses/caramel, dark fruit. Taste is sweet medium malt-almost molasses/caramel, dark fruit-some tart. Mild/minimal carbonation, smooth understated and enjoyable.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
comes on strong with raisins, fig and sugared dates. simple spice and some more exotic fruits on the palate. a bit sweet. maybe sazz hops? it was great but the brett was a little less present that i would have liked given all the strong fruit sugars.
BuckeyeSammy (613) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at JoeMcphee’s. Loved to see that someone had brought this beer to the tasting, tough to find Lost Abbey on the east coast. Brown color, darker and and murky. Dark fruit, raisons, dates, spice, chocolate notes.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate and nuts. Flavor is really spicy with peanuts, ginger and cocoa. I get some ripe fruits, like tangerine and papaya. Super complex with a prickly mouthfeel.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Medium reddish brown in color with a nice off white head. Dark fruity caramel malty aroma. Spicy nutmeg and yeasty notes. Dark fruity caramel spicy flavor. Raisins, prune and chocolate notes. Medium bodied. Light roasty finish. Very drinkable. Nice beer.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Tomme Arthur Brewmaster dinner in Chandler AZ. Pours a blackish brown with a decent off white head. Aroma of rasins and yeasts. Flavor is rasins, spices, malt, and some crazy funkiness probably from the brett. I enjoyed this one.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep, dark leather color. Thin, bubbly, light white head. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, maple syrup, and raisins. Nice mix of fruits and spices in the flavor. Pears, raisins on the fruit side. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the spice side. Roasted malt finish, very little warming alcohol.
kyzr (1379) - Montana, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with hints of red and an off-white frothy head. Nose of dried fruit and hints of spice. Nice fruity flavor with more fruits coming out as the ale warms. Great texture and sweetness, almost hints of chocolate that hide the higher alcohol.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown in color. sour smell. kind of clove-like with a hint of raisin. no sour taste which i appreciate
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, first bottling. Poured deep chocolatey brown with a shorter cap of creamy beige head. The aroma picked up candi sugar with dark fruity (and lesser banana) esters upfront.. warmth brought out semi-sweet chocolate covered raisin notes that I really enjoyed.. candied darker spices and a hint of molasses at the back. The flavor was heavier on the dark spicage (nutmeg really jumped out at me).. spiked raisiny sweetness and chocolate again on the middle.. finished spicy and warm with rising esters and a blast of B.R.E.T.T. funk that I was expecting earlier. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation on the palate that clashed a bit with the esters on the back.. all in all a very good beer.