Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from 750mL from dpjuart. Subtle warm malty aroma, caramel and Tootsie Roll. Macerated raisins, plum, light toffee. Light vaporous notes, alcohol, chocolate. Subtle yet full of different aromas, very nice. Rich. Murky brown with thin off-white head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium-light carbonation, mild warming. Starts with raisin, chocolate, and toffee. Warming with medium alcoholic vapour. Warming with great malty flavor, light bitter hoppiness. Subtle overall, but there are some complex undercurrents going on. Finishes with mild bitterness and rich malt. Delicious.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret Santa, shared @ jbrus’s place. Aroma has raisin, port and earthy hops. Full bodied. Alcoholic, porto-like flavor with brandy notes, raisin and earthy and oily hops. Hints of cacao. Notes of wood coming up in the aftertaste.
jbrus (4990) - 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 (912) - 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 (23728) - 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.