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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Once upon a time it was the most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time. Now it has found a new home at The Lost Abbey. A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with. One of the most complex and unique beers we make each year.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (122) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown but with red notes, no head at all, small ring of foam along the side, some carbonation in the surface. Aroma is sweet vanilla and juicy raisins. Some burnt figs and brown sugar and wood., Tart notes of the sour cherries down under. Bit boozy. Taste is light sweet, mellow and then really sharp sour and tart. Not what one expectet and surprisingly medium body! Finish is really tart too and long lasting. But then too some vanilla. Nearly redwinish dry tounge. The barrel comes here. Really sour and the tartness makes a fresh dry beer out of dense big quod.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JUL 18, 2014
Couleur coca, pas de mousse. Nez très marqué vinaigre balsamique, aigre, légèrement vernis, vanille, raisins secs, cerises aigres, léger boisé. Bouche vraiment impressionnante, très aigre, encore bien plus qu’une Rodenbach Grand cru, peu de bulles, encore cerises aigres, raisins, bois, vanille, de l’acidité aussi, noix, fruits rouges dans le fond, très sèche, presque tannique. Les 11% passent tout seuls. Longueur énorme sur le côté aigre de la cerise griotte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
16/VI/14 - 37.5cl bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon (Arlon) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-641)

Clear dark purple brown beer, some big beige bubbles forming a cola-like head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: sourish, vinous, wood, bit oxidized, alcohol, fruity, sour berries, some chocolate, on warming up also vanilla notes and dried fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (468) - - JUL 9, 2014
750 ml bottle is 2005 vintage, courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! Pours a hazy dark brown with thin beige rim head. No lacing, but the viscosity of this beer provides legs. Aroma is sour cherries upfront, with yeasty spiciness, bourbon, oak, vanilla. Flavor is same with a port complexity and moderate sourness that is delicious. A real treat to have had this. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3200) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
750 ml bottle of the 2009 vintage. Pours flat as a pancake. Great nose though. Lots of leather, dark caramel, and a hint of stone fruit in the nose. Full, complex flavor. Leather, port, dark bread, and a hint of sourness on the back end. Warming finish. Outstanding, but a little carbonation would do this brew wonders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slipstream (2026) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
On draft at Capone’s Lost Abbey event. A sour-sweet, fruity brew with as much complexity as I’ve ever come across. After trying this beer, I began having dreams about it (and about similar ones that so far exist only in my imagination). There is some lime in the aroma. The flavor is magnificently complex, with dashes of raspberry, cranberry, cider, lime, dark bread, and figs. It starts out tart, and then turns warm on the palate, before finishing with flavors of red wine and grains. Great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Hazy brown with no head to speak of. Brown sugar , raisins , and cherry aromas. Flavor is mouth puckering tart. Sugar sweet with the brett making an appearance in the finish. Fruit lasts beyond.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle pours very murky brown with chunky sediment, flat! Aroma is very rich sweet malts, bourbon, oak, dark fruits. Taste is very rich sweet booze and oak with some nice sour cherry and dark fruits. Too much going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (967) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
shared bottle with a friend, poured a murky brown colour with some red shades and flat as a pancake. caramel, malts, oak, vanilla, cherries, red grapes, booze, plums, tart, nice dry aftertaste, nice mouthfeel, nice brew! but it’s a bit to overpriced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1339) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
12.7 oz bottle (2014) poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, bourbon, cherries. Tastes of dark fruit, cherries, vinegar, Brett, light oak. Medium body with a slightly warm and very dry finish. No carbonation.

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