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Lost Abbey Brouwers Imagination Ale 2009

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
34% ale brewed with honey, raisins and rosemary and aged in bourbon barrels 33% ale aged in bourbon barrels 33% ale with raisins and aged in wine barrels
In July of 2009, the Matts and a couple of the guys flew down from Seattle to tour our hallowed halls in San Marcos, CA. In our barrel room they were drawn to brandy barrels of Angel’s Share, port barrels of Serpent’s Stout and red wine barrels of Gift of the Magi with brett. There were others, but as with all blends, it’s best to leave some things to the imagination (or the taste buds for that matter).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Courtesy of Brewdan. Brownish, no head, flat. Aroma has a decent acetone character, not much else. Flavor much the same. Pretty much one dimensional. Not their best offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
09-bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks dmac–pours a foamy tan head and brown color. Aroma is tart, yeast, medium malt. Taste is sour/tart, yeast, medium malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 Bottle at the brewery. Epic gusher. Huge tan head over a near black body. Aroma is huge, acidic, vinous, caramel, raisins, wood, intense. Flavors are super sour, vinous, wood, raisins, alcohol. Tons of acid. Lively bubbles, dry. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle, courtesy Beerlando. Pours a mostly clear dark mahogany color with a reddish hue and crowned by a small, but well retained kahki colored head of foam. Thin sheets of lacing are left behind on the glass. The aroma is really nice and complex with the barrels all contributing something different. Notes of vinuos red grapes and peppery spice come through at first followed by some earthy brett that adds some dryness. Further notes of caramel, vanilla, and bourbon push through and balanced by the sweetness of cherries, figs, raisins, and other dark fruits. The flavor follows and is just as great as the nose foretold. Figs, raisins, cocoa, and rich caramel form the base while dry, vinous grapes and fruit balance out sweetness perfectly. The brett adds a nice earthy quality to go along with dryness it adds. The base beers and barrels all add distinctive flavors that are easy to pick out and all are blended together masterfully. Full bodied and smooth on the mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that leads to a nice dry, sweet finish. This one drinks really easy for being such a big beer. This is a great beer all around and another world class effort from Tomme. I hope to have the pleasure of trying this again one day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle shared at jimmack’s 2010 Invitational. Poured an ugly muddy brown body with a small bubbly beige head. Aroma was interesting with notes of wine, wet wood, chocolate, cherry and sourness. Full foamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Flavors of sour chocolate, vinegar, cherry and red wine. Sadly I like the description far better then the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ben which was shared this with others. Poured a cloudy dark amber with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had notes of raisins, tart fruits and just a bit of honey and wine. Flavor was similar with raisins leading in to quite tart fruits with a slight honey backing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle shared by heyholla. Thanks! Bottle pours dark red color with off white head. Aroma is green apple, tart, acidic, and sour. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is more tart, funky, dark fruit, and finishes tart. A really good brew. Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle thank to Richlikebeer. Pours a reddish brown color with a nice head to it. Has a smell of wood, wine, and some sourness in there as well. Taste is more or less the same. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle shared at Jimmack’s invitational. Pours a clear reddish brown. Nose and taste of wine barrel, oak, sour fruit, vanilla, spice and berry. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6101) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, wood, wild yeast, red wine, roast, leather, and light alcohol. Taste of grapes, tart cherries, wood, vanilla little bit of roast, faint spices, and a sour, lightly acidic finish with a touch of alcohol at the very end.

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