Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by BlindPig:
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Thin tan head which fades very fast and this is when poured hard. Very dark body, pretty much black with brown hues, but, when held to light some amber hues do come through.
S- Very complex aroma with blend of cherries, chocolate, alcohol, oak. Chocolate, toffee, raisins, and a hint of spice all come through on the quad side of things. The cherries smell sour and tart with oak blended in with them giving some vanilla and old oak aromas to it as well. Alcohol comes through all of it, but doesn't over power anything while doing so.
T- There a ton of flavors all going on at once and you really have to sit and focus on it to pick out the different ones. The quad comes through first with the raisins being the main star along with some chocolate notes. As soon as you start to swallow the cherries sweep the tongue with a sour and tart flavor and alcohol comes along for the ride. That takes a couple seconds to fade away and while doing so the vanilla and big wood flavors so themselves the most at this point. After the main assault from the cherries is gone it leaves you with a light tart cherry flavor mixed with some oak, chocolate, raisins, and a light bitterness on the tongue. The alcohol also leaves a light warming but not to much.
M-Full body with smooth low carbonation. Leaves the mouth pretty dry as well.
D- I think this is a very interesting beer and haven't had one like it. Very complicated and complex. I'm not sure if it's one of the best beers I have had but if I get the chance to drink it again I will jump on it.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2007 08:07:31 | More by BlindPig
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Snifter pour with nice carbonation. Pours an amber/brown colored ale with a beige head. Burgandy highlights. Light foam around the glass.
Aroma consists of red vinegar, red wine, cherries, old school funk and oak.
Taste is sour cherries with noticeable red wine characteristics. Slight vanilla on the aftertaste. Wood and oak present as well. Good stuff.
Overall I was pleasantly surprised, but no overwhelmed by this pricey brew. Was happy to have tried it but the overall cost would make me think twice about consuming another. Still a good beer and session though.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 16:12:52 | More by kaseydad
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.