acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 1pt 9.4 l bottle. Brown rust pour with small light brown diminishing creamy head, not much lacing, smells like a hint of hazelnut, brown sugar and dried and candied fruits such as figs and raisons (just like the bottle description depicts,) light carbonation, creamy to syrupy texture, full body, initial brown sugar sweetness light spice and a bit of a nutty average lasting finish, but as it warmed the finish became alcoholic, however, this is not too strong of a brew. Although not a belian trappist it is almost on the level. I love Dubbels and this one is very much worth trying.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Lost Abbey tasting room. Brown with thin white head. Sweet candy and raisin aroma. Taste of raisin, some sourness, and a slightly alcoholic finish.
kepano (256) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The durable yellowish foam and deep crimson body suggest, at the outset, a beer of quality and pedigree. With a wink to St. Bernardus, the nose breathes of custard and fig. Hinting also to coriander and caramel, the scents are subtle and hide beneath a predominant mineral water quality. Fruit flavors reminiscent of fig and plum are balanced by malted intonations of dark caramel and illusory coffee. Pepper and custard add familiar connotations to an otherwise dilute body – unfortunately allowing too much alcohol to transpare. As the beer warms, a faint complexity appears: hop and orange peel lead to dried apricot and pear, as well as raisin. Finishing with nutmeg and a note of hot anise, Lost and Found is a brew that tries as it can to imitate tradition but is only somewhat successful. An enjoyable effort but I wouldn’t chose it over any of the Trappists.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft- real dark brown, yellow head, wild yeasty aroma, bannanas, cherrys. Sour taste, pretty decent, but not my favorite style.
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown, amber orange when held to light, beige head that fades quickly. Smells like Belgian yeast and caramel. A little tangy, fruity and spicy. Very smooth and slightly sweet with some dried fruit flavors on the finish; a hint of brandy. Slightly bitter with no noticeable hop aroma. Nice but a little short on flavor, especially compared to other Port/Lost Abbey products.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel and candi sugar throughout. Dates and raisins also noted. No head or lacing. A bit too lively carbonation and a slight sour character. Brett? But, I don’t think it was intentional. A certain wheat character on the finish. Some good complexity and a decently made beer, but a little let down and expecting more from such an esteemed brewery.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy garnet with fine, long-lasting head. Aroma of figs, dates and light apricot. Light banana. Light caramel malt and alcohol. Thinnish smoke-laced body surprisingly lacking in sweetness. More banana and hearty bread flavor. Strangely spare, puckering finish.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a raisiny brown with no head and no visible carbonation. Nose is porty, raisins and prunes. Flavor is a blend of dried fruit, with notes of licorice and root beer. This was a pretty decent sipper. Thick and viscous, with a light brown sugar sweetness and a malty backdrop.
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by BBB63 before ’07 Dark Lord Day. Murky amber color with a foamy cream colored head. Dark sugar and ripe pit fruit nose. Flavors of plums, raisens, brown sugar, and some Belgian candi sugar. Nice beer.
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap at the brewery. Huge diacetyl nose and flavor. Normally considered a deficiency, but I liked it because of the magnitude. Great lacing and head. Reddish color. Sweet malty and light bitterness.