TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
201? bottle opened tonight (neck is marked JINTP). Clear, mahogany pour with no head or even bubbles. Even with a hard pour, the beer is still. Modest sediment in the bottom and side, fairly compacted - bottle was stored on its side for a while, then upright for at least two years. Nose is raisins and cherries, with hints of bourbon. Medium body, no carbonation. Tart cherries, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, plums and almonds. No acetic character, though it is quite tart. Finish is long and followed by stomach warming and cherry stones. While quite good still, a small amount of carbonation would vastly increase my enjoyment of this beer.
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown without any head. Pretty still. Aromas of cherry dark fruits, light bourbon. Taste is sour with a light sweetness in the middle and tart at the end. The mouth feel is quite thick.
charule (1821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botlle shared thanks to Art. Poured very dark brown no head. Aroma sweet funky tart cherry barrel. Light carb med bod. Tastes sour mega fruit.
23Skidoo (44) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Shy head that vanishes quickly. Nose: cherries, vanilla, sweet melon, wine, oak, banana, lacquered dark wood, cigarette smoke, almonds. Aroma alone makes this beer exceptional, really enjoying it. Taste: surprisingly sour, cherries, raisins, coffee notes, a bit disappointing compared with the aroma. Full, creamy body; almost zero carbonation. Long, dry, slightly astringent finish that gives way to some fruity sweetness after a while. Watermelon notes. I expected this beer to be sweeter and similar to Rochefort 10, but in fact it reminds me more of Cuvée des Jacobins. A stronger, sweeter, even a bit cloying at times, version of Cuvée des Jacobins, actually. This beer feels a bit "overengineered"; has a bit too much of everything in it; in particular it feels like it can’t decide whether it wants to be a quadruple or a sour. Still quite pleasant, though.
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Thanks Stefan, "StefanSD")
A- Cherries, tart, vanilla, grapes, red wine, subtle oak, subtle bourbon.
A- Dark mahogany color, dark liquid, no head.
T- Dark cherries, tart, sour, subtle vanilla, bourbon.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, tart finish.
O- I expected great things here. Not that I was let down or anything, but kind of. Lots of tart sour cherry and then bourbon on the finish. I loved the deScription but the taste to me just didn’t live up. With all due respect, I’m sure this is a hot beer for some but it just left me in meh mode.
King_Alex_II (791) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy red brown color without foam. The smell is light sourish and very round. Sour, thick bread taste (reminds me of the rodenbach grand cru) with fruity apple. The aftertaste is dry and (brown) sour.
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red in colour, almost no head. Aroma of wine, red fruits, vanilla - very sweet and intense with low level of tart notes and funkiness in the back. In taste sourness mixed with tart and sweet fruits, wine and woody notes. Full bodied, high carbonation, sweet, with alcohol still noticable. Too sweet, but OK.
anstei (531) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at SinH4’s Goodbye Event. Slightly odd aroma, but wow, what an intense and complex taste and finish! So many fruit and berry flavours, sweet and sour but not overpowered. A really exciting beer!
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy literal blood red color with no head. Fruity red wine aroma, so much fruits! a bit tart, hints of funk. Taste is first sourness, then the fruits from the nose, cherries, red wine, heavy, sweetish, sour finish. Wood. Some spices. Amazing! One more Lost Abbey that lives up to the reputation.
danlo (1848) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 fluid oz bottle. Pours dark reddish brown in colour, no head to speak of and aroma of sour cherries, vineous, fruity & woody, with some light funk. Taste is sweet & sour, tart dark cherries, juicy, woody, some spice, with sherry-like notes. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, fairly clean finish. Very drinkable.