after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, corked and baled--thanks, Foolish_Mortal! Pours black with a thin, loose tan head. Very light stalactite lacing. Very subdued nose primarily comprised of wood. Bodyís light, almost bordering on the watery. Mid-palate could use a lot more depth and complexity--mostly a raw, tingling oak flavor. Very dry. The finish is rather acetic. Hides the booze pretty well til the end, then it picks up a bit of a rubbing alcohol gaspiness.
egajdzis (6071) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a chestnut red color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of sherry, light cocoa, black cherry, and vanilla. Taste of dark fruits, vinous, vanilla, cocoa, tobacco, and rummy alcohol in the finish. This seems to have already aged into something really nice, Thanks Mike!
Stine (1747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, thanks to Jason. Firm and thick volcanic red pour; lazy, thin white skin. Pineapple oils and singed caramel glaze a pungent bleu cheese in the aroma; apples, raisins, dry pistachio, and white sugar. So pleasingly heavy, rich, and just dancing with nuances. Taste brings a simple canvas of brandy heat and rich oak tones of toasted vanilla; warming but not hot, smooth, and sensitive. Bold and bitter maple wood, tart cherries, and softly forceful Malbec tannins fill in underneath as the body grows darker, more concentrated, and more serious with every sip. Hints of blackberry and caramelized onions dripping with balsamic lend a tangier zest of sweetness and pleasantly understated sourness; plenty of creme brulee crust tempers all the tangents into a cool and and creamy general statement. Well aged. Phenolic notes, bananas, hot rum and spicy cheeses in staccato bursts before the finish; warming, full, and sparkly in the mouth. Hints of raw cocoa, mint, quieted tobacco and an acidic pulse at the end; conjuring the subtle brilliance of the cuvee as it reveals its full and detailed spectrum of flavors in slow release. Pure, wild, and astonishing.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a flat dark amber medium brown color absolutely no head. Noseis of fig, raisin, alcohol, more dark fruits, candi sugars, little brown sugar too. Flavor is really tasty with all the above and some chocolate throwninto the mix. The downfall of this beer is its flatness. I cant tell if it went flat on me or if itís supposed to be this way. It is not the worst flatness Iíve experienced but itís up there. It doesnít detract from the experience as much as it would if the rest of the beer wasnít so friggin spectacular though. Complex and delicous. Didnít feel like it was too hot myself, but close.
dmac (5479) - 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 didnít 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 (5800) - 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 donít believe that this is the same as MOAB. I donít 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 (6174) - 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.