Cuvee De Tomme - The Lost Abbey
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3.8/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 4/5/13 cheers Rutager for the bottle
A murky dark brown liquid with just a short lived film even after an angry pour, no lace, a few bubbles popping up here and there but it looks pretty still
S smells nice though with prune and raisin coated in brown sugar but I don't get much cherry or funk but just a little, some oak and vanilla with a hint of booze
T I get a little more tart cherry then I could smell on the nose but still not much, lots of brown sugar both crystal and burnt, some plum perhaps as it warms
M nearly flat, medium-full with some heat and faint tannin, plenty room for improvement in this department perhaps more cherry on the finish then anywhere else
O the nose and tastes pretty solid but it just doesn't follow through in other areas, I suppose the most important aspects are taken care of but I'm a little let down
I'm guessing I opened one of the classic Lost Abbey's dead bottles, no where near "off" but it needs some life to be a great beer. I can see how many things could go wrong brewing something like this but I doubt this is exactly what the envisioned
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2013 05:46:28 | More by wordemupg
4.44/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2009 release enjoyed on 4/22/13
Poured in to a tulip. Clear, deep ruby colored body. Very little amount of head that faded quick.
Aroma had good amounts of oak, dark fruit and cherries. Good vinegar and acidic tartness. A bit pruney and earthy. Mellow maltyness.
Taste was great with loads of cherry and mouth puckering tartness. Oak, prunes and dark fruits also present. A bit lemony, acidic and vinegary. Mild maltyness. Some light notes of chocolate and caramel. Very nice tartness in the finish. No signs of ABV
Mouthfeel was medium body with a medium/high carb and a super dry finish.
Overall this was phenomenol and well worth the money. Great blend of flavors and tartness was excellent.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2013 01:25:39 | More by riored4v
Cuvee De Tomme from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.