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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

702 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 702
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 97
Gots: 118 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-08-2007)
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CrellMoset

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL corked and caged bottle received as an extra long ago. Poured in to an oversized snifter, this one's a dark but slightly translucent cocoa brown, complete with a slew of nice, wispy yeast floating around the bottom of my glass. Subsequent sips cot the sides of the glass with plenty of lace at first, glittery and very Belgian, and the finger of mocha head fades in about thirty seconds.

Dates, figs, plums, and raisins on the nose, mingling with light spice, hints of juniper (I suppose the rosemary), and dry, dark malts, slightly reminiscent of chocolate. The taste is similar, but dryer - this one's had considerable time to age, and the tartness (slightly like bubble gum) of the fruits comes across very strongly. I thought it possibly soured at first, but suppose it's just the natural yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is good - subtle, mellow, low in carbonation, but with the dry body, nothing's too heavy or fat on the tongue.

All in all, a good beer, and one I might have enjoyed a little more fresh. Flavorful, but likely at one point more flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 03:43:54 | More by CrellMoset
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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.