lownote (247) - USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a really nice orange gold with a ton of head but that’s the tap. Aroma is super sweet... bock like. A little spice aroma. Taste is very sweet and rich. Nice malt. A bit of spice but not too much. Nice beer but I was expecting more complexity. Thick and very minimal carbonation.
pjaco (27) - - JAN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unique and possibly a new Christmas tradition. Better than expected - strong, initially sweet with a back palate hint of sour. Excellent
pushkinwow (2226) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at EBF NoTB. Dark mahogany with a light tan head. Lots of fruit blending together with underlying cab/sauv notes, light spices, some vanilla and tartness. Definitely an interesting combination on the palate between the sourness and the barrel treatment - mild carbonation and soft yet full body, becomes somewhat dry and bretty on the finish. An interesting offering for sure.
hopscotch (10075) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle… Murky light-brown ale with no head. The bouquet is a swirl of caramel, red wine, red wine vinegar, toasted oak, vanilla and a whisper of cinnamon. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel. The flavor presents lightly acidic, dry red wine intermingled with woody bitterness, alcohol and caramel. Finishes woody with tannic bitterness. Bottle courtesy of someone really cool out in southern California!
JoeTheYounger (1160) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel Aged version on draft at Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 2009. Poured a light murky brown color with white head. Aroma was funky barnyard, bandaids, and oak. Taste was oak, mild sourness and funk. Medium pallet. Overall pretty good in a strange way.
brokensail (12741) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red in color. Smells strongly of booze and wood. Lots of wine and herbal notes, mostly rosemary. Slight sourness, maybe some cherries and raisins. Chocolate oxidation and a light herbal note.
daknole (10201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour. Dark sour fruits, red wine, Brett aroma. Flavor has lots of red wine, raisins, port, balsamic. Phenomenal. Sampled at Lost Abbey Barrel Night.
alexanderj (3405) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from 4 months ago; at Beachwood. Poured a dirty auburn color; didn’t write down anything about the head. Aroma was of juicy fruit, caramel, brett, earth and wood. Flavor was woody, sweet and fruit. Not much sourness to it, or brett for that matter. Yeasty and some brett. Quite solid.
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown color/ beige head. Sweet n’ tart aromas of cherry lemon caramel red wine barrel. This la barrel brew is carbonated (wtf?), smooth rich mouthfeel. Spicy, peppercorn, tart fruity cabernet wood flavors with citrusy lemon, and a caramel malty sweetness to balance. Sour but not overly so. Grinch sez merry fucking Christmas assholes. Awesome brew.
can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An incredibly complex offering - a little bit fruity, a little bit sour, a little big big malty alcohol beer. Thick foamy head on top of a dark burgundy beverage with tight carbonation. Interesting - as most beers are from Lost Abbey.