nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CT7 Bottle shared by Ohiodad. Dirty brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of light wood, sweet malt, and candied fruit. Flavors of Musty malt, sweet candied fruit and a bit of booze. Medium body, bittersweet witha bitter/dry finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a thin resiny head. Aroma is vinous with grape, yeast, prunes and even light citrus. Flavour is full, with some sweetness and grape flavour. Nice caramel touch as it warms. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. Finshes with a sweet lingering grasp that beckens you back for another sip.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown bordering on black color with a medium beige head. Aroma of dark malts, prunes, plums and raisons. Taste is malty with hints of prunes and raisons. Alcohol clears out the sinuses. Not bad.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
C-bus 7. Bourbon aroma and not much else. Hazy brown body. Medium to thin palate for a quad. This baby is hot for sure with some caramel malts and yeast detectable. Just too hot and thin to be enjoyable at this point.
3fourths (7537) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 Very dark purple brown colored body, very thin head, really only showing up around the edges of the glass. Viscous and sticky on the sides of the glass. Straight maple and raisin oatmeal nose, sweet and alcoholic, with scents of dates, light wood, and some light chocolate and amaretto coffee. Under-carbonated and a little thin/watery, but at a warmer temperature it works. There’s some smoked malts mixed in with the more prominent maple and raisin flavors, or perhaps more of a smoked plum and burnt maple syrup flavor. Dries out in the finish, and ends with more parched, woody and dried fruit flavors, which I think helps against the overall sweetness of this beer. Good stuff, a little too boozy and hot, of course more so as it warms. Likeable but something I’d pass on in the future for more well-rounded strong dark Belgian ales.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of yeast and some hints of dark fruits in the aroma.Pours dark brown with a thin tan head.Candi sugar,yeast and some heavy alcohol stand out in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a slight spiced alcohol finish.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared at Columbus tasting 7 - Pours copper with a short offwhite head and some lace. Aromas of candi sugar, yeast, and some red wine. flavor is candi sugar, caramel, yeast, bannana, and some slight alcohol. This one was quite dry throughout with medium body. I think this beer will improve with age.. But it was pretty darned good fresh.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of bananas and brown sugar. Flavor is deep, rich and delicious. I actually detected raisins, brown sugar, bananas, caramel and other delicious flavors. Fucking A this is good. Lost Abbey may be the best brewery in the U.S.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by Ohiodad: Pours a nice mahogany with a tan head. Aroma woody caramel, some smoky notes, fruity. Flavor, caramel, fruits, brown sugar. Dry finish, medium bodied. Pretty good stuff.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Very unclear reddish brown. Very fruity aroma - some roastiness as well. Very full-bodied and fruity with yeasty accents. The finish is dry and surprisingly hoppy. Not a bad beer as it is, but I think this will gain with some more age on it. 090507