Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by jdklks:
4.75/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
pours a dark mahogony brown with amber edges and absolutely NO head. very little, if any, carbonation. the smell is fantastic. absolutely wonderful. sweet ripe cherries and raisins with a perfect compliment of bourbon. curiously, there is a hint of chocolate, which reminds me of chocolate covered cherries. smells delicious.
wow... that's all there is to say. what a beautiful, beautiful beer. very sweet up front with cherries and grapes, followed by a destructive sour the rest of the way through. very hot on the palate with lots of alcohol and an extraordinary bourbon presence. the wine barrrel aging is also very apparent, especially through the middle. sour like sour fruit candy. reminds me a little of the sour cherry flavored starburst, but much better, because, well, its a finely crafted beer. the chocolate i thought i smelled is transformed into a very subtle hint of vanilla in the after-taste; or perhaps my nose and my tastebuds just aren't on the same page. either way, this is a tough beer to describe, but lets just leave it at "great".
mouthfeel is a little undercarbonated, but it works because its a sour. also a little thin, but nothing really to complain about. the drinkability is fantastic. i want to spend an hour and a half on it, but at the rate im going it wont last 45 minutes.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2009 05:05:52 | More by jdklks
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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.