Dedollewaitor (16138) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2009
75cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small creamy brown head. Nose is sweet and sour of nuts, yeast, caramel and dark fruits. Medium and smooth palate. Lots of plums/raisins, dark sugar and brett. Hints of cherries. Very nice! rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
2008 bottle, dark brown color, with a creamy tan-colored head, leaving some belgian laces, yeasty, bretty, funky sour, toasted, caramelized malt nose, with some barnyard, leathery, fruity raisiny datey accents, with some hints of spicy nutmeg, coriander, liquorice, rosemary, with a sour green apple aroma follows through a full-bodied palate with a yeasty, bretty, funky, tart, toasted, caramelized malt character, with some musty, dusty, barnyard, fruity raisiny, chocolatey flavors, with a wet oaky accent, with some nice spicy hints of rosemary, dandelion leafiness, within a warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a warming, malty, chocolatey, raisiny,sour apple, faint hop leafy bitterness finish. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at Papago. Pours a midnight black with a light tan head. Nose is sour dark fruits, light spice and yeast . Taste is bretty dark fruits, some cocoa, yeast and alcohol. Much more funk than I expected. Medium prickly mouth feel. Decent stuff. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. This Belgian Strong had an overwhelming taste of dark fruit (mainly raisins) and some limited spice. It was a very smooth and enjoyable brew. Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle. High and creamy lasting light brown head. Very dark ruby almost black body. Coriander dominated aroma, quite sweet with a hint of raisins. Flavor more sweet than expected. Berries loquorice rather sweet flavor. Short aftertaste. Low carbonation.
Plovmand (8301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle shared with hallinghansen. Dark reddish brown body with a light tan creamy head. Aroma is overripe fruit, prunes, raisin and sherry. Sweet malty flavour with notes of raisins, alcohol, dark fruit, dark molasses, vanilla, oak and a pleasant sourness. Some clove as well. Creamy body. hallinghansen (3190) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle shared with Plovmand. Red/brown body with a small light brown head. Aroma is over-ripe fruit, raisins. Taste is sour, raisins, sweet malt with a spicy finish. I expected more from this. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with coriander and caramel notes. Sweet and somewhat sourish aroma with roasted malt and caramel notes. Spicy finish. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2008
poured on tap at papago a dark walnut stained black brown. this has no head on it whatsoever... weird?
the aroma is quite sweet though it seems quite dry at the same time... notes of brown sugar, raisins, flowers, straw, cement and a hint of sourness akin to rotting fruit (in a pleasant way).
there*s a bretty flavor and definite tartness behind a veil of raisins and possibly figs, malt, flint/minerals, brown sugar, earthy rich yeast and flowers with a slightly spiced finish. when it warms the florals really begin to show up though there is no sign of the alcohol content. sugar is restrained and does not wreck the show (as many raters have stated). light medium to medium bodied with a slick mouth feel from the low carbonation.
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2008
i imagine this is much sweeter and richer from a bottle... which means a re-rate!...
Not impressed with this Lost Abbey release, but still enjoyed it. Full strong plum/raisin nose with a nice smoky tint to the mouthfeel. Otherwise this beer is a bit tough on the senses and perhaps over syruped.