TaktikMTL (6304) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 375 ml avec bouchon de liège obtenue via ClarkVV. Arôme: Odeur de petit fruit foncé. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de petit fruit foncé et de mélasse avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5574)
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty brown, huge frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Big whole wheat bready and dark pitted fruit nose.   Smooth on the tongue, bready, somewhat heavy, with a soft alcohol background.   Not as
musty as Belgian examples, but comes across as similar in every other aspect.   Smooth, hides the 10.5% ABV very well.   Doesn’t feel as big as others tho.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate   Slight grape popsicle flavor
on the backside, which to me screams artificial.   No idea how to otherwise interpret that.   Sweet finish, malty, but not all that musty or barnish as other examples.   The dark pitted fruit isnt as heavy either.   The
only really good quality is that its very easy to drink for 10.5% ABV, and its not a complete ripoff.   Does have some Quad qualities, albeit minor.   Thanks Ron!
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of spices, yeast, malt, chocolate, alcohol and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, chocolate, spices and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation-. Spicy and super smooth !
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear dark amber pour. Nice brew.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. hazy brown color with tan head. dark fruit, cinnamon, caramel, spicy yeast aromas. medium body with average to high co2. Sweet dark pit fruit flavors with caramel, spicy yeast, cinnamon--good
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle shared by NobleSquirrel. Thanks, Brian! Pours a richer deep brownish plum hue. Darker, good haze, brownish rich body with just a touch of light on the edges. A frothy brownish head dies to a negligible layer, minimal lacing. Aromas are sweeter, Quad like with lots of dark fruit, brown sugar, kiss of cocoa and dry bakers chocolate. Gentle fruit, caramel and toffee mix with touches of gentle yeast. Peppery spice element doesn’t really take hold for me, kiss of spice and cinnamon. Initial is fuller bodied, cinnamon and brown sugar, touches of cocoa, caramel and toffee. Gentle plum, dried fruit and toffee. Middle is similar, a bit chewy. Gentle spice (but not heat, bakers spice), a bit sweet. This doesn’t really come together, the pepper barely makes an appearance for me. A bit sweet, sticky into the backend with some gentle cinnamon. Meh. I think the base is a lot better. This certainly isn’t a bad beer, but I was just expecting a lot more from the treatment itself.
gunnar (6127) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel and chocolate,some spices as well. Taste is light sweet malty, nice bitter, fruity and spicy, some chilli at the end. Delicious.
jredmond (5947) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Windy City shared at Andy’s. Pours a deep mahogany body with thin bubbly lacing. Aroma is spice, cinnamon, peppers, and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonated with notes of dark fruit, spice, chili peppers, cinnamon, and caramel. Overall, the heat in the body really holds this back from being another Lost Abbey knockout. However, I’d be curious to get another bottle and see how age rounds this out.
larsniclas (5911) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Very dark brown with a beige head.
Roasted, vinous aroma with brown sugar anddark chocolate.
Very vinous and fizzy mouthfeel.
Sweet and roasted flavour. Chocolate, figs and sweet, dried fruits in the flavour.
ekstedt (5808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear deep mahogny. large rocky beige head. Nutty, caramelly, chocolatey aroma, too evident alcohol. some spicy notes. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation. Sweet with medium bitterness.