michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of roasted malts, dark ripe fruits, mocha, and caramel. Poured mahogany/ruby in color with a small, beige head that diminished quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of roasted malts, dark ripe fruits, candi sugar, mocha, caramel, some bitter hops, and alcohol. Medium to full body. Thick, syrupy texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, roasted malt and dark fruit finish.
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (!) Huge, dark-beige head over hazy dark chestnut beer; Very "Belgian" nose with dark fruity, fusels, little coriander-like spices, dark malts and raisins. Sweet, with a little sourish edge. Raisins, grapes, fortified wine, fusels, oak. Very oily-smooth, viscous, and VERY well-bodied. Superb realisation, again, smooth & deadly.
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Port Brewing. Deep amber color,reddish brown. Malty aroma with some chocolate. Biscuit taste with some malt and a touch of hops. Subtle alcohol, loads of malt throughout. Great alcohol warming. Excellent. Would buy again
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong lasting aromas of raisin, fig and the caramely base found in my favorite types of barleywine. poured in a trappist glass, but the head was thin and short lasting. the beer itself though is a respectable mysterious dark dark brown with ripe plum hues and some haze. sweet in the mouth, nearly sticky and off putting. still young and sharp. oh goodness, now i notice a thick sludgy film on the bottom of the glass. looks like thisíll be a two-stager. initially thereís some cherry and walnut, but the sharp alcohol cuts a bit deep and i want to either store another bottle for a year or bring an open flame to the glass and reduce the liquid. after swirling and adding the bonus goodness to the remaining beer in my goblet the beer mellowed significantly as i drank the first part much too quickly to let the octane influence my opinion. the ripe berry notes came out more on top of the sting and the body thickened only a touch. Iíve really been looking forward to this beer, and now I will look equally forward to enjoying an older bottle.
trevor211 (1629) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This packs the punch that Lost & Found didnít have. Also brewed with raisins, which lends it an aroma and a flavor of (you guessed it) raisins, along with other dried fruits... but this one sticks to the darker side of the spectrum - plums, figs and grapes rather than apricots. A bit of yeasty bread in there, too, making this like a good sweet bread made with raisins. Pours a deep brown with a thin head, the aroma is *very* sweet, and the carbonation - while lively - isnít overpowering, partly because this beer is much thicker than the others Iíve tried from Lost Abbey. While not quite up to some of the real Belgian quads Iíve tried (Iím still just not sure about raisins), this is a wonderful effort at an incredibly complex beer. Careful, though - this one belies its 10.5%.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Hellbilly & JCB for this one! Pours dark brown with reddish hues. Thin tan head and minimal lacing. Boozy aroma. Slight raisin and figs on the mouth-feel with a bitter yeasty finish I get alot of raisin on the after taste
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy light brown head, fades quick no lace. Smells like extra raisiny raisin bread, sweet fruits and spices. Tastes much the same way, dark sweet fruits and dark spicy bready yeastiness. Ehh, raisin beer not so much. A touch syrupy with crisp carbonation.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, alcohol is there but not overpowering.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Dragonstout. Pours a dark brown with a little head. Aroma is mostly booze, with some fruit on the nose. Tastes of typical sticky sweet dark fruits. Lots of spice, and caramel. Finishes with the typical Quad palate. Very good.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Another bottle graciously shared by Crosling. Poured a deep hazy brown color with a thin off-white head that diminished to a ring. Aroma of dark fruit, raisin, yeast, and light alcohol. Light, semi-tart entry leads into a lightly bitter finish with undertones of plum, raisin, and light alcohol. Smooth of the palate with a nice bitter bite on the finish. Thanks Nick.