jc1762 (1385) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Poured into a wine glass showing an opaque dark brown center with translucent rims.
The nose is port wine-like;showing caramel and raisins. The bourbon comes forward and takes the center stage as the beer warms up, and a very slight cherry profile appears in the background.
The palate is medium bodied with practically no carbonation. Moderate to high tartness, cherries start the flavors on the first impression but quickly evolves into a domination of bourbon flavors. On the finish and linger, the cherries and vanilla make another reappearance. ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Hazy orange with a thin head. Jammed fruits, prunes, wood, funk, frangipane. Moderate sweet and sour. Not as complex as other sour ales but well rounded off. BiiruBierBeer (1043) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2009. Cherry smell. Incredibly nice sour cherry taste with a touch of malt. Pretty delicious. Medium body, very low carbonation, and no foam. nickd717 (4648) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Draft. Mostly clear garnet pour with a lasting beige head and excellent lacing. Big tart cherry aroma, leather, vinegar, funk. The flavor is big and deep. Cherry as hell, tart and funky. Fairly full body, well carbonated - a first for Flat Abbey. Very legit.neongolden (1611) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2009 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle, labeled as Lost Abbey (not Pizza Port) Cuvee de Tomme. Excellent dark reddish-brown color with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, and tartness. Flavor is complex with sour cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, and sourness that isn’t too intense. Mild sweetness present as well to balance. Sharp palate with medium carbonation and fairly full body. Good stuff.
(375ml 2012 bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Sept 4 2015) Very dark reddish brown with no head. Aroma quite fruity, sour cherry, raisin, prune, oxidized, port, wood, caramel, vanilla hints, light balsamic vinegar, lovely depth and sweetness/acidity balance. Flavour is concentrated and lightly to moderately sour and oxidized. There is caramel, lots of sour cherries, wood, Madiera, prune and raisin building from the middle on. Finish and aftertaste is long and intense with balsamico, sour cherry, raisin and prune touches, wood, vaguest alcoholic bourbon hint. Medium bodied and basically flat by this age, and hides the ABV very well. Very good flavour intensity overall, well-balanced, a bare hint of carb might have been nice. Tasted a Liefmans Goudenband alongside and it was like water in comparison. Will need to have a younger one sometime to compare.
dodskenta (125) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
2013 bottle. Murky brown red color with a few bubbles on top. Awesome aroma of raisins, vanilla, plums, dried dates, lactic sourness, tart cherries, oak, bourbon. Taste is very tart and vinous, red berries, cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, bit of lemon. Very dry finish with a long aftertaste of dried fruit and vanilla. Beautiful beer! MichaelAwesome (6516) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
Honestly said a bit disappointing. Not bad at all but I had way higher expecetations which that beer could not match . Really sour but in a acid way with only some berries in the back. No hint of ceomplexity or any barrels. Nice and refreshing but only acidity in the end. McTapps (6856) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle, 2008 vintage, from fonefan, many thanks, Jan. The beer has got a hazy brownish colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of acid, unripe fruits and oak. Taste is little bit on the thin side, expected more. Sour cherries, cherry kernels, seeds, mild barley, mild malt, bread, oak, dust. Sourness is mild, texture quite thin. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2015
201? bottle opened tonight (neck is marked JINTP). Clear, mahogany pour with no head or even bubbles. Even with a hard pour, the beer is still. Modest sediment in the bottom and side, fairly compacted - bottle was stored on its side for a while, then upright for at least two years. Nose is raisins and cherries, with hints of bourbon. Medium body, no carbonation. Tart cherries, raisins, vanilla, bourbon, plums and almonds. No acetic character, though it is quite tart. Finish is long and followed by stomach warming and cherry stones. While quite good still, a small amount of carbonation would vastly increase my enjoyment of this beer. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a dark brown without any head. Pretty still. Aromas of cherry dark fruits, light bourbon. Taste is sour with a light sweetness in the middle and tart at the end. The mouth feel is quite thick.