jredmond (4874) - 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.
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013
37,5 cl bottle @ home, BA 21.12.2012
Aroma is sweet with alcohol, berries, caramel and some spices. Flavour is quite messy with stinging alcohol, berries, some spices. Foamy palate is too high on CO2. Messy and boozy like some quads from Danish breweries. Somehow the feeling of alcohol fits here though. A slow sipper in LA style, worse than the others though.
gunnar (4740) - 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.
Sigmund (4667) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. ABV is 10.5%. Very dark ruby colour, nearly black. Moderate beige head. Sweetish malty and spicy aroma, nice. Malty and spicy flavour too, medium sweet, moderate notes of chili, I can’t pinpoint the cinnamon and tamarind, but I’m sure they are there.
deanso (4502) - 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.
SaintMatty (4499) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Leather, dried fruit and marzipan in the aroma. Fruity, sweet and slightly smoky taste with notes of raisins and marzipan standing out.
Pailhead (4362) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, raisin, and light chili peppers. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and caramel. The finish has raisin, vegetal notes, and light chili peppers. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chillies, malt, spice. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with too much carbonation. A little chilli burn in the finish.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a watery, translucent mahogany, one ring of white head. Nutty, chocolate aroma, raisins, dates, candy sugar. Flavor is candy sugar, date, prune, light spice, ancho chile, Szechuan peppercorns. Full, slightly spicy finish.
thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into a trappist glass. Tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Vanilla and chocolate aromas. Dry with sweet chocolate and vanilla upfront turning to sour pit fruit in the lasting earthy finish.