Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. dark purple, rocky head. nose of a belgian strong ale. yeast, alcohol, some grapes and maybe some spice. thin/med body slightly fizzy. up front there was more herbs but after a bit it fades away. not my favourite lost abbey.
markducommun (99) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown-red, tan head. Spice, honey, deep earthy tones. Predominated by sour and some sweeter notes. Long finish, mostly sour. Changes throughout the entire finish. Medium body, oily. Interesting beer, quite complex.
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deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- pours a hazy mahogany brown with a solid finger light tan head with good retention. Decent lacing. S- raisins and honey are obvious. Banana esters and bubble gum are pungent. Some astringent, 7up, figs, overripe apple and zinc. Rosemary comes through too. Brown sugar and molasses in the back. M- medium oily body that is also lightly tacky with a medium astringent palate. Good carbonation. T- astringent, Belgium yeast, sour oak and raisins all come through at first. The mid palate has mineral water and zinc with some honey, nutmeg, rosemary and muddled spices. Ending is dry. Lots more yeast, honey, figs, wood, bubble gum and sugar.
mgajdaczewa (297) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo dobry belg. W aromacie przeważa ziołowość, z wyraźnym akcentem rozmarynu, podczas ogrzania piwo staje się coraz bardziej czekoladowe, wyraźne nuty winne, śliwkowe, czerwone owoce. W smaku bardzo podobnie, uderza rozmaryn, lekka czekoladowość, suszone owoce. Pełnia średnia, doskonale zamaskowany alkohol, niezła pijalność. Lekki kwasek od brettów.
KombatAle (58) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
Brown with a small head. Nose is plums, brown sugar, dried fruits, caramel. Medium to full body. Sweet malty taste, nice aftertaste.
Hopmelater (2) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
Raisins, nice balance, great finish and aroma. Good sipping beer. The rosemary is faint, but preset. Hint of honey, just enough-seems like a late add. Nice with good Cuban cigar.
jcartamdg (1662) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of malt, smoke and caramel. Taste is Belgian yeast, bananas, not much else, slight spices. Average at best.
ttroha (169) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Hazy brown with tan white head. Aroma of raisins. Taste of raisins and citrus. Heavy bodied with sweet raisin aftertaste.
JHeath99 (483) - - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Watson. Pours a dark brown with tan colored head. Aroma of caramel and dark fruit. Taste of dark fruit and spice.
Habanero (2134) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average, tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, dark fruits, caramel and spiice. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. A nice ale indeed.
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown nearly black thick pour with inch or so of oatmeal head. Nose of crisp brett, strong sour apple, and berries and figs. Lively carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel, crisp tingly finish that isn’t very dry. Taste is smokey, leathery, dark fruits, raisin, carmel/molasses, and figs are present, nice round robust sour mixed in. Amazing beer.