TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, - FEB 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Gorgeous ruby red body under loose off-white head, low carbonation, natural. Brown sugar and rich citrus fruit nose. Wonderful brunt sugar and black cherry opening with an orange spice middle and grassy bitter finish. Very very nice. Medium fill to the palate and oily texture. Excellent beer, excellent!
AirForceHops (4995) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml purchased at Julio’s Liquors. 2013 vintage. Aroma is caramel, molasses, earthy notes with some mild dark fruits.
Flavor has dark fruit base, candied sugar, English toffee, plus tart or lightly sour fruit note. Was Brett used in this? Or does it show the slightest hint of infection? The sweet flavor, spice and mild sour hint does kind balance the entire brew. The mouthfeel is on the full side with a creamy / low carbonation level. ABV is completely hidden. Overall I don’t love it but it was pretty easy to drink.
nealblind (1287) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red orange pour. Aroma creamy caramel. Tastes bitter tobacco, a little bourbon. Tastes a bit simple. This was aged for a year too.
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - AUG 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful amber-orange, white medium head. Aroma is citrus, a bit sour. Taste is straight to alcohol and bitterness. The fruit comes after, which is unexpected. Very good beer!
TET (2255) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer, a dark reddish colour with orange notes, a head is very big and light beige. Aroma is complex, dried but fresh fruits, fruitcake, some caramel, aromatic flowers, dates and some spices. Taste has dried fruits, apricot, prune, hint of lether, then bitterness and spices in the end. Medium+ bodied, strong carbonation, fresh palate. The beers from Lost Abbey are allways full of surprises and usually as a positive way, as also this beer. Miraculous complexicity but balanced. Enjoyable beer.
dnicolaescu (1440) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dulceață de malț mare, aromă de hamei mare - efectiv e un IPA dublu, destul de standard.
Jerm719 (137) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fluffy head. Plums, brown sugar, brandy. Earthy hops. Hint of mild barnyard funk. Bit of Brett on a medium long finish. Alcohol is present. Sweet honey grahams in the background, as expected with this Abv.
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles, vertical 2009 & 2013, enjoyed March 2015. Both pours clear maroon, with a creamy offwhite head which is significantly more voluminous on the 13. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, fruity yeast, spices and dark fruits with raisins and prunes, as well as some kandi. More mellow and balanced on the 09, and some alcohol on the 13. Medium body with soft carbonation on the 09, and not surprisingly more of both on the, somewhat, newer 13. Flavour is quite sweet roasted malts with bread and toffee, as well as yeast and wooden barrels. The 09 is quite fruity, with raisins, oak and tannins, where the 13 has more earthy notes with spicy sting of camphor and aniseed. Malty, bready finish, with differences reflecting the flavour notes of the two versions. A solid brew, where the six year old bottle has a more mellow and balanced feel, and is the winner of the two. Well done! (rating is based on the 09-version).
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red, copper color, white head. Aroma is bread, Belgium yeast, malt. Taste is super malty, burnt sugar, hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Pretty strong tasting beer.
alexsdad06 (7440) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs (before the name change) from old backlog notes. Pours a hazy dark orange amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor had caramel malts, dark fruits, plums, figs, yeast, spices, and some funk. The alcohol was more noticeable in the fresh bottle. The older bottle I had was less boozy and more funky. Medium bodied, dry finish.
Lilja (2274) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, citrus, honung, brunt socker, kryddig med toner av äpple. Lagom sötma, lätt syrlig, torr med fina smaker och efterbeska.