thornecb (6095) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Pours mahogany into a Trappist glass. Tan head with little retention recedes leaving no lacing. Raisin, fig and pit fruit aromas. Tastes like the aroma with slightly thin palat.e durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Thanks Shyam for the bottle. Very dark brown pour that looked great but lacked any head of note. Sweet, slightly toasty malt nose with hints of overripe summer fruits (red apples, grapes, plums, figs). Some stouty notes of vanilla and chocolate. Great complex aroma. Wine-like notes on the palate, though the taste comes through a little overly sweet. Sticky palate. Would have liked some yeast, but still very good overall. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a small tan head. Rich malt, fig, slight roast, raisin aroma. Dark fruit (raisin, fig, plum) flavor with brown sugar and slight roast. Low carbonation. Lingering cocoa, taisin, slight roast. Could use a bit more carbonation. Nice dark malt/dark fruit balance with good complexity. emacgee (4708) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
Thanks ucusty. Pours very dark for a Belgian. No carbonation and I only barely manage to coax a head. Pours like an impy. The aroma is very rich, dark fruity, portish, raisins, plums, earthy, not much Belgian yeast in the nose. The taste is very rich and earthy, dark earthy fruits, raisin and plum, warming, roasty. Warm meaty finish. No carbonation in the mouth and I feel like this detracts from the brew as a whole. aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
The color was dark red/black. The head was very thin, fizzy, and off-white. The aroma was molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and malty. The flavor was spice, alcohol, malt, chocolate, and vanilla. The palate was full-bodied. The finish was warm.
jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle. A dark brown color (still a bit translucent) with a brown head. A rich chocolate malty flavor with raisins and dark fruit. Tasty and rich with a nice smooth finish that hides the alcohol well. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2008
Can’t taste the alcohol, but definitely can "feel" it!!! Maybe I’m becoming a "light weight" (and if you believe that you obviously haven’t seen me). Dark hazy ruby/amethyst color with a nice tight latte head. The carbonation leaves significant lacing on the glass. Spicy, dark fruit, and candied sugar nose. Flavor is buttermilk biscuit, honey, and Rainier cherry skin. Starts out nice and sweet...ends with tart. A very good beer!!! ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, dark mahogany-hued body with, well, actually there’s practically no head. Moving on! Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2008
Smell: Aroma of stewed plums and prunes in a simple syrup reduction topped with brown sugar and a hint of chocolate.
Taste: Slightly bready maltiness with a taste of sugary dark fruitiness and a pop of acidity on the tongue. Brown sugar and some warming alcohol follow. Just the faintest taste of chocolate. Drying, fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: A good, well-crafted quad from Lost Abbey. I certainly had no trouble emptying my glass.
Poured a purpel brown color with almost no head. Aroma was of dark fruits and raisins, some spices, and alcohol. Flavor is very smooth dark fruits and ncie spices to even out the sweetness. Very Good. jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
I hope this was a bad bottle. Poured absolutely flat, no head at all. Dark purple and lifeless. The aroma was sweet, a little yeasty and dark fruit. Flavor was also very sweet, without the carbonation, it was overpowering. You could still tell the body was full and this should have been a great beer. I hope the next time I give it a go, they fix that issue.