KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 750 mL caged and corked bottle into a tulip. I think this is a 2011 bottle, but there is no date anywhere to be found.
Right away I am kind of annoyed at this beer. With an aggressive pour, no head forms, and I am only able to create a few large bubbles that should not be confused for carbonation.
The aroma is sweet and raisin forward. Dates, molasses, caramel malts, and booze are present as well.
There is something a little bit strange in the taste. There are sweet, booze soaked raisins and dates up front, but there is a slightly tart and metallic apple cider flavor that throws me off a little bit. It does not seem infected, but it is not that good. Notes of caramel, molasses, toffee, and rum come through as well, with the finish still being quite sweet.
How it feels on the palate is definitely a weak spot. There is no carbonation, and overall it has a syrupy texture and flavor to go along with the medium to full body. There is a slightly tannic finish.
There is not much I really like about this beer.
g_georgiou (419) - CYPRUS - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body with a thin light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruit, alcohol. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily texture, bitter finish.
SeniorZozo (603) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharing. raisins, currants, clove, malt, caramel, molasses, and vanilla. Deep reddish brown with a thin off white frothy head. Taste is currant, candied fruit, orange. Great quad!!!
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at lost abbey, san marcos. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has spices, malts, suryp. Balanced sweet body, spices, roasty, chocolate.
msbernac (1424) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-dark fruits, caramel, alcohol
Appearance-brown, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
ogniskowicz (562) - POLAND - DEC 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wspaniałość. Począwszy od aromatu rodzynek, gumy balonowej, spieczonej skórki razowego chleba, fig, daktyli i czekoladowej nalewki, poprzez mocarny smak z ferią suszonych owoców, lekkiej czekolady, fenolowych fuzli, a kończąc na aksamitnym, gęstym odczuciu niczym w najlepszych risach i alkoholowym grzaniu. Takie piwo mógłbym spokojnie sączyć podczas końca świata :)
leghorn99 (193) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
La Judgment Day arriva nel bicchiere di colore marrone/rosso rubino, abbastanza limpida; la schiuma è abbondante, fine, cremosa, color crema. Il naso offre subito un caldo benvenuto alcolico, ammorbidito da frutta sotto spirito (uvetta e prugne), leggerissimi sentori di fruit cake e di toffee. Un gusto dominato dalla frutta sotto spirito (ancora uvetta e prugne/datteri) con l’alcool che è sempre presente pur non andando mai sopra le righe; sembra di avvertire anche qualche nota di vaniglia. Il corpo è pieno, la carbonazione è molto bassa; la birra è morbida in bocca, con una consistenza oleosa. Il finale secco chiude bene il percorso dolce, rimane un retrogusto morbido e caldo, ricco di frutta sotto spirito.
jbruner (3545) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown on tap with thin ring of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of nice Belgian esters on dark malts, lending to dark fruitiness and hints of chocolate. Taste is more towers the Belgian without the chocolate. Really nice beer, soft carbonation, booze is moderate, well done.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ABT_S54 (322) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle served in a trappist glass. Pours a thick, clear, dark brown colour with glints of garnet with a thick, bubbly off-white head which last a few minutes. Aroma is not too strong with hints of Belgian yeast and dark fruits. Taste is strong with an upfront sweetness of Christmas cake doused in alcohol, licorice and a quite bitter aftertaste almost as though the raisins are charred before adding. Overall a very powerful brew and one that would doubtlessly be excellent at aging - the alcohol is a little too evident in this young example (I assume this year but the bottled date was smudged on the bottle). I will need to stock up on these and store for 5 years plus.
JBPortland (1370) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage 750ml bottle. Lots of carb still. Really well integrated nose and taste at this point with delicious dark fruit, plum, grape, some subtle dark chocolate, and bread. Just a little bit boozy on the finish. Balanced subtle sweetness. Drier than expected. Creamy mouthfeel. One of my favorite Lost Abbey beer that I’ve tried to date. This is doing great.