trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2008
This packs the punch that Lost & Found didn’t have. Also brewed with raisins, which lends it an aroma and a flavor of (you guessed it) raisins, along with other dried fruits... but this one sticks to the darker side of the spectrum - plums, figs and grapes rather than apricots. A bit of yeasty bread in there, too, making this like a good sweet bread made with raisins. Pours a deep brown with a thin head, the aroma is *very* sweet, and the carbonation - while lively - isn’t overpowering, partly because this beer is much thicker than the others I’ve tried from Lost Abbey. While not quite up to some of the real Belgian quads I’ve tried (I’m still just not sure about raisins), this is a wonderful effort at an incredibly complex beer. Careful, though - this one belies its 10.5%. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2008
Thanks to Hellbilly & JCB for this one! Pours dark brown with reddish hues. Thin tan head and minimal lacing. Boozy aroma. Slight raisin and figs on the mouth-feel with a bitter yeasty finish I get alot of raisin on the after taste doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin, fizzy light brown head, fades quick no lace. Smells like extra raisiny raisin bread, sweet fruits and spices. Tastes much the same way, dark sweet fruits and dark spicy bready yeastiness. Ehh, raisin beer not so much. A touch syrupy with crisp carbonation. grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, alcohol is there but not overpowering. elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Courtesy of Dragonstout. Pours a dark brown with a little head. Aroma is mostly booze, with some fruit on the nose. Tastes of typical sticky sweet dark fruits. Lots of spice, and caramel. Finishes with the typical Quad palate. Very good.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Another bottle graciously shared by Crosling. Poured a deep hazy brown color with a thin off-white head that diminished to a ring. Aroma of dark fruit, raisin, yeast, and light alcohol. Light, semi-tart entry leads into a lightly bitter finish with undertones of plum, raisin, and light alcohol. Smooth of the palate with a nice bitter bite on the finish. Thanks Nick. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Cloudy red-brown. Minimal head. Raisiny, roasty celery-infused aroma. Flavor is initially tart, then pruny and palate-coatingly smooth and a bit clumsy. Light bits of dark chocolate, coconut and brown sugar. Finishes with mild tartness and well-integrated bitterness. Nicely done. DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
750 mL bottle shared by grant. Gracias. Pleasant fruity and sweet aroma. Floral, chocolate, tobacco, estery bananas, caramel, brown sugar, and raisins are detected. Lots of raisins. I love the smell of this. Mildly hazy ruddy light mahogany body with a smallish khaki head and trace lacing. Raisiny, vinous, caramel chewy maltiness to start. Becomes a bit chalky and dry with some lingering bitterness. A little roasty cocoa/chocolate bitterness is present late. Flavorful and nice, but the body and mouthfeel seem off and take away from the beer. User29624 (1683) - - MAR 22, 2008
Had it on tap at Lost Abbey. I really like the artwork on this beer, really cool. Pours nice dark brown with a dark fruit aroma. Nice fruit flavor and malty sweetness. Lost Abbey had a lot of good stuff when I went. Very solid. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Thanks to By The Bottle for this keeper. Poured a red-brown-amber body with a lacy whitish head. Dark fruits, candy sugar and yeast in the nose. Liquorish/anise notes. Fruity and woodiness carry through all the way. Very very good.