DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the EBF. Dark brown with red tints, approaching muddy. Oak and cherry dominate the nose and body of this beer, with some other fruits hanging around (raisins). Grainy texture, almost like splinters, sharp but not overpowering carbonation; the same holds for the sourness level, fairly well-balanced.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow, amazing beer thanks to friends of GT2, bomber, caramel, sour, delicious brew
Godofthecellar (547) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Mike(grumpyoldtroll) for opening this dinosaur whale. Never thought i would have an opportunity to try this one.
A- dark purple with orange tint, almost copper like. Beige head that dissipated quickly.
N- over ripe sweet cherry, wooden barrel, brett and citrus rhind
T- Cherry and dark fruit. For such an old bottle,the fruitness is certainly not lacking. Citrus tartness on the finish with a slight vinegar note.
M- Nice carbonation with a clean smooth finish
O- Dark sours arent typically my favorite style, but this bottle blew me away. No oxidation, clean smooth and refreshing. Amazing how well it lasted
TheEpeeist (3144) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
My rating #2600! 25.4 oz bottle, no label with a Pizza Port cap. I had the chance to trade for this a few years ago but decided to go with a Veritas 004 instead. Earlier this year Bryan lets me know there will be a surprise in his box to me. Funny how things work out sometimes. Huge thanks for a shot at this one! Deep ruby brown with an active beige head. Nose is sour raspberry, cherry, vanilla and bubblegum. Slightly woody with hints of over-ripe pear. Crisp and lively medium body; juicy, sticky then dry. Taste is cherry, caramel and oak. Dropping hints of red fruits; cranberry, strawberry pips, raspberry and apple. Finishes with black pepper and leather, last few ounces dreggy and not so great. Still quite fruity after at least 5 years, perhaps lacking some sour bite but near perfect for my taste.
Huhzubendah (2239) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Yes Dyan, Brad is Santa. All of the best beers I review start with a thanks to Brad. The list is getting longer...Ahem - Thanks, Brad!
A: Murky brown, what little head there is fades rapidly
S: lemons, funky, oak, vanilla
T: Sharp acidity, biting, tannins, this beer lets you know whatís up. A complex beast of a beer. All this being said, the flavor is intriguing and tasty.
M: wine-like in some regards, a bit coarse
D: a special brew,Iím so fortunate to have tried it. Iíd love to have it again. Splitting a bottle several ways was the way to go.
Notes: This beer gets a 5 in the ""Sound"" category, as it fizzed and popped for several minutes after pouring."
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the Philly tasting. Cloudy brownish/purplish pour. Lots of caramel and some prune in the nose. Good carbonation, sour, with moderate acidity. Nice balance with sour berry, so vinous, oak, and maybe just a hint of both vanilla and caramel malt. A great ale that has held up well over the years....
JAXSON (523) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a purple copper with a large, loud beige head. First whiff is a heavy dose of medicinal cherry, wine barrel, funky acidity, lime juice. Acidic brett is pretty signature Lost Abbey. Mouth is high carbonation but creamy. Fairly acidic cherries, pithy, much better fruit than on the nose. Nicely integrated acid, tight barrel. Not as meaty as Cuvee de Tomme or Red Poppy (both hugely over rated beers in my opinion), with more bright, citric acids. A creamy vanilla and some strange, soft spices on the finish. Flavor is great, little oxidation, surprising really. Getting better as it opens up. Not up to the level of the greatest American wilds, but definitely one of the better Port/Lost Abbey bottles out there, maybe their best dark sour period.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasting @ Home with J&C, October 2011. Bottle from a trade with tytoanderso. Many thanks Tyler ! Quite a gusher. The appearance wasnít that nice :D muddy. murky,sewage water like grey brown, with no head. Fizzy. Tart and sour aroma, grapes, brett. Tart and sour taste, very vinous, brett,leather wood. I donít know if i am getting used to sour beer, but I absolutely loved this one.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10cl sample. Thanks to Fonefan. Pours red amber with bubbles on top. Nose is tart and fruity with a layer of caramel beneath. Berries, brett and a hint of acetone. Spice? Flavor has notes of red wine and barnyard. Very dry and vaguely warming. Nice.
Fin (6934) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Fin & Lozís tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 21.10.11 Jan brought this along, cheers Jan. Pours brown in colour with no head. Touch hazy, sour and woody as one might expect. I reminded a little of De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Courtesy of Nightfall ]. Gusher !! Muddy matt medium brown amber colour with a large, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, tart, berry, wood, leather - barnyard funky. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long long duration, tart, berry - fruity, grape - red wine, apples. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and fizzy.