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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, sour cherries, funky yeast, candi sugar, oak, vanilla and dark fruits. Similar flavor, sour, tart, fruity and complex, there is a lot going on. Medium body, pretty easy and fun to drink. No sign of the 11% ABV. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle from Blackwells. Sweet cherry sour and sangria aroma. No head at all on a dark reddish nearly black pour. Dry wine and wood earthy pepper taste. A lot going on. The style is growing on me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
Deep red pour. Intense cherry blackberry aroma. Flavor is similar, equally intense, and VERY tart. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Duntoyou (100) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Uncarbonated. Virtually no head. Sour. Tart. Nuts. Chocolate. Complex. Quite sour. Brown. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (632) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear dark mahogany, no head. Okay coating. Aroma, malty, sour, cherries, oak, light note of maple sirup, red berries. Taste, malty, raisin, plum, wine, maple syrup, sour, cherries, red berries. Leaves a mouth feel similar to red wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap @ Beer Junction, listed as Lost Abbey here. Pours opaque reddish amber brown with thin cream colored head. Aroma is rich sweet dark caramel malt, notes of toffee and raisins; quickly overtaken by crisp tart sour cherries. Taste is likewise, with the sour notes coming on more quickly and aggressively. Prominent oaky barrel-aged notes on the finish. Sourness is restrained and rich rather than blisteringly tart. Abv is well hidden by the rich body, goes right under the radar. Amazing beer, I could drink this all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Bouteille de 375 ml. Arômes intenses de cerises sûres, de fruits secs et de bourbon. Robe brune aux reflets roux, effervescence faible et aucune mousse. En bouche, les cerises sûres sont à l’avant-plan, mais on retrouve également de belles notes de raisins secs et une présence vineuse et liquoreuse provenant probablement du passage en fûts de chêne. Finale à la fois sucrée et maltée et très acide. Une bière intense et très agréable en petites quantités.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, mahogany color, with a light layer of bubbly, off white foam that reduced immediately to a thin ring & film, and light spots of lacing. The nose was tart & dry, with grape, dark cherry, and vinous notes. The taste exhibited more of an under control sourness, the aroma esters, plus additional hints of granny smith apple, minced meat, devoid of it’s sweetness, and some tannic astringency & dryness. Medium bodied, with no noticeable carbonation, rather hidden alcohol, but nicely complex and flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle refuses to relinquish the cork from its grasp. Once open, let's out nary a pop. Pours deep plum, no head. Nose of arisen, cherries, wood, booze. Taste is modestly sweet at first with cherry juice, light tart sweeps in. Body is creamy but flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft. Dark Brown red pour with a thin white head. Nose is dark cherry rinds, funk, tart, hay. Taste is very tart cherry rind with lots of hay funk and a long red wine like finish.

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