dambor (263) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, on 03.02.2015 (2 years after initial release?). Pours dark brown with small head, disappearing fast. Aroma: very complex aroma of raisins, chillies, coffee, some "wild" Belgian yeast, spices (cinnamon) with a strong dark chocolate foundation. Taste: also very complex, with all elements perfectly balanced: dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, subtle chilli, some wild yeast and hoppy bitterness in the background. Subtle alcohol warming in the palate. This is a very complex beer, at the same time with no "in your face" effect regarding any of the ingredients (perfect balance!). Fantastic stuff. Ont of the most complex quads I ever had.
zoucrew102 (1090) - - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml corked bottle. Rich chocolate aroma with notes of cinnamon and dark fruit. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and some lacing. Starts with dark chocolate as well as dark fruit, mostly raisin, flavors. Finishes fairly smooth with notes of cinnamon as well as a bit of booze that lingers with the chocolate on the palate. Rich, complex beer.
hackobock (2781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 27, 2014. Bottle at home.
Murky brown with a small tan ring. Aroma is caramel, canned peaches, pear, prunes, figs, raisins and alcohol. Finish is light bitter with sweet fruits, light roasted notes and faint alcohol. Medium bodied, a bit water texture, almost flat carbonation.
GarrettB (1315) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
May 4th, 2013 - The third gift here on the anniversary of Lost Abbey’s birth is the Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day. While the body is dark, black and ominous (even in a relatively thin glass) the top is a bleached tan color, with a heavy mottled thickness. This tamps down the aroma, though I still detect a fresh, water nutty aroma, complemented by the botanical sweetness of sprouted malt and a tough of bitterness from cocoa powder. There might also be a bit of cooked bacon from a smoked ingredient. The flavor is massively more intense than the aroma. Here again bacon makes a welcome appearance, made drinkable by a malty layer. The blend is akin to a scotch ale, or whatever offspring would come out of the unholy union of scotch ale and a barley wine. It’s those deep, sweet caramel rich malts followed by the intense punctuation of cocoa nibs. As for the palate, it’s soft and pillowy, and brings a slew of other flavors to the surface: raisin, freshly Aeropressed coffee, teriyaki and a good punch of alcohol. It’s another incredible beer, and is the third knock out brew in a row.
Gerardgathier (511) - - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep Red Brown. Small tan head. Medium to full body. Aroma of plums Brown Sugar. Taste is burnt Sugar caramel toffee and plums.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craftheads. Yum. Aroma is porridge, sweetness, quad stuff, sweet maltiness, bit of fruit, no sign of the spice. Taste is great. Dubbel like beefiness, sweet, maybe a touch of spice at the end. Raisins. Good stuff. Classic quad with a spicy finish. Boozy at the end too.
tmrmwel (1525) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown,with a red hue, and a nice creamy layer of mocha head. Aroma is really nice roasted malts with chocolate, bread and dark fruits, as well as wood, leather and good, hot notes of chili. All very mellow, and nicely balanced. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with cocoa and bread, hot peppery chili, and dark fruits, raisins and berries, leather, wood and liquorice. Lingering sweet, hot finish.
wiosna (545) - - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 pullo@ Vihreä Haltijatar. Samea, kermaisen tummanruskea. Tuoksussa mallasta, luumua, taateleita, rusinoita, hyvin tummaa, lähes palanutta kinuskia. Maussa paahteista mallasta, alkoholia, hieman tummaa suklaata, tummaa ylikypsää marjaa. Kermainen tuntuma, sopivan kevyt samalla.
Beerhammaren (1505) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
.375l bottle @ Haltiatar
Pours deep dark red with low off-white head. Aroma is hops, dark malts, syrup, hops and plums. Some dark bread.
Flavor is alcohol, dark malts, some burned notes, dark fruits, plums, bitter hops and coffee. Swell!
RasmusOtt (1867) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of dates, raisins, figs, milky chocolate, spices, butter scotch, ripe plums and syrup. You kinda know what this beer is about when you stick your nose into it. Taste has those same sweet notes with all the ripe fruits and the more syrupy notes behind. Also has some heat in the end. Kinda nice but maybe too much of a sipper due to the extremely sweetness - which gets a bit one-sided in the long run.