jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Home. Raisin, grapes and madeira aroma. Ruby color, beige tiny head, few lace. Sweet, light bitter, raisin, figues. Alcoholic like a liquor. Not bad, nice flavors, bit out of balance and a bit like it was still too young.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is alot like Raison D’Etre by Dogfish Head. Must be the raisins. The raisins give it a very dank, Belgian flavor. This doesn’t show so well in Lost and Found, but does really shine in this beer. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Flavor is raisins, figs, cherries and chocolate. Very yummy beer!
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice dark beer with minimal head. Hints of chocolate and dates in both smell and taste. A bit sweet, but very enjoyable.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with no head. Nose is raisins, touch of antiseptic wood and just a funky edge to it, but not an overpowering one. Flavor is smooth. Nice even qualities to it with a minor sweet edge. Feel is smooth with a good carbonation to it. Easily drinkable. A well balanced quad with a sufficient enough edge to make it interesting.
dalekliz (903) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2008 Bottle. Opaque reddish-brown with a tan head that dissipates. Rich sweet aroma of malt, raisins, dates, molasses. Flavor is both sweet and sharp, with tastes that come in stages, of dark fruits (cherries, raisins, dates, figs) and malt, with a bite of alcohol on the finish. Nice bitterness and a big, full mouthfeel. Incredibly tasty.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Thanks to omhper. clear burgundy brown colour with a low grey head. Big fruity aroma of figs, prunes, cherries, caramel, leather and anise-seeds. Full, soft malty flavour of yeast, fudge, sweet licorice, cherries and alcohol. Full creamy mouthfeel. Long aftertaste of nuts, prunes, figs, mild spices and alcohol. Nice one.
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark mahogany, brief head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Sweet and soft, full bodied. Lots of dark chocolate with notes of hay and orange. Intriguing up front, but I didn’t find as much depth as I hoped. Good - not fantastic.
StonePhil (2) - San Diego, USA - JAN 30, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nicely with a small white head. As far as appearance is concerned, it is a dark brown with shades of red rounding it out. The scent is tart, as is the taste whose raisin and plum flavors come to the forefront only to be replaced by the a bitter/alcohol laden finish. Overall a great a ale that I’m exited to age.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cherry brown with medium head. Aroma of brown sugar and dark fruit. Alcohol is present throughout; this would age nicely. Lots of raisin, plums and caramel. A little rough and I would definitely think this would be better after a couple of years in the cellar. But, enjoyable fresh. The bitterness is fairly strong and sets it apart from some of the standard versions of this style. Thick and a meal in itself.
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hilariously like Bourbon County Stout in its aged quality, it’s smoky fruit and roasty/black licorice aroma and mid palatte. A very syrupy quad, though for complexity and overall experience I will take 10 Commandments any old day of the week.