dmac (5155) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Madness. Pours a dark red brown with a small white head. Yeasty, grainy, boozey aroma. Vinous flavor with some alcohol really shining through. Once again another solid offering from Lost Abbey but it didn’t really blow me away.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with ruby hints. The aroma is full of dark fruits and yeast and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is very similar with dark fruits and alcohol tied together with a yeasty note. Pleanty of raison flavors. I liked it as did everyone else at the party. I probably should have opened it earlier in the evening and made more notes.
kramer (5687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle, via adrian910ss. Pours a dark garnet body with tinges of purple under a small creamy light brown head. Lots of thick lacing. The nose is as much raisin as it is malt. Very fruity with lots of yeast and a touch of alcohol. Quite sweet smelling. Big heavy fruity malt grabs you first, then the sweet raisin and alcohol come on in the finish. The alcohol is a tad hot, but not overpowering. Very yeasty on the finish as well. Mouthfeel is full bodied and sweet, but not sticky or cloying. Warming all the way down the esophagus. Overall, this was decent, but definately one of my least favorite from Lost Abbey. I really don’t believe that this is the same as MOAB. I don’t even think that this has the potential to become what MOAB had been when I had it.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Monsterous dark fruit,icluding dates,raisiinsand apple, lot more alchohol presence then the monks would have put in, surpringly little head, taste was a montage of malts and yeast esters dark fruits and a little rum cake dominating, complex for sure, a little to much alcohol noticed to rank this among the top, but a year of storage might fix that
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with small beige head. Like all of the beers in this series the aroma is dominated by dark fruits especially raisin. Also, a bit more alcohol in the scent. Complex taste with a nice balance of dark fruits, figs, chocolate and alcohol. A bit too much alcohol taste and warmth that takes away from the smoothness of a beer like their Lost and Found.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 4   Ruby : XX   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 4
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 4   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Esters : 3   Banana : 2   Phenols : 3   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 5   Biscuity : 4   Toast : 4   Caramel : 4   Toffee : 3   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : 3   Candy : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : XX   Chocolate : 3   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : 2   Grapes : 4   Blackberries : 3   Dates : 2   Cherries : 4   Plums : 3   Figs : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 4   Spicy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : 2   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : XX   Candi Sugar : 2   Anise : XX   Vinous : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 3   Complex : 4   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3   Clean : XX   Sharp : 2   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 3   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: Perhaps a bit young? This was a really different approach, quite hoppy (saaz?), bitter in the finish despite its initial grapey and juicy goodness. Despite its originalities, this remains delicious and richly malty.
Kinz (3661) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Richmond "industry" gathering. Dark brown appearance. Huge caramel malt and cherry aroma. Flavor is thickly malty in the vein of a Thomas Hardy brew. Great depth of flavor. Hint of earthiness in the finish. Awesome brew. Another favorite from the tasting.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin head of fine bubbles that recedes quickly. Strong aroma loaded with raisins, molasses, sweet malts and some roastyness. Color is a dark brown. Rich roasted flavor with lots of raisins and dates again. Roasted grains, sweet malts and molasses. Noticable alcohol kick. Little bit syrupy. Finishes warm and sweet with a thick lingering malty sweetness. A very good quad.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - NOV 23, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with very little carbonation. Robust body with lots of dark berrys, cocoa, wood and a bit of caramel and hops too. Very inviting. Not a bad beer - full-flavored and well-rounded.The high alcohol is warming and pleasant - not astringent at all.
MPA (912) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (cell phone rating). Dark. Aroma of raisins, caramel and pine. Sweet flavour of caramel, a little yeast and malt.