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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

777 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 101
Gots: 131 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A stronger version of our Lost and Found Abbey Ale brewed to a more contemplative alcohol content. Massive in every stretch of the brewing way possible this is the sort of beer that will remind a beer drinker who considers themselves a saint that even saints stray as sinners from time to time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 05-08-2007)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Im not sure if I'm kicking the keg or if this beer pours all head. The bartender says it pours a "little funky." Little lace considering--an initial ring and some spots. The liquid is a dark muddy brown where no light passes.

I smell the equivalent of a junior mint--not sure why. I also detect soy sauce? Perhaps some saltiness?

Many dark elements to the flavor like fudge and bitter chocolate. I'm still tasting mint, mostly in the aftertaste. Neutral body and effervescence.

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Look: Pours a nearly opaque medium dark brown. Its bubbly tan head is quick to disappear, possibly due to the high alcohol content.

Smell: The nose is greeted by loads of brown sugar, and yet, this scent does not overpower the pleasant aroma of buttered raisin toast. Compared to other beers of this style, the aroma is nice, yet slightly underwhelming.

Taste: The upfront bitterness is surprising, considering the lack of hops in the aroma. It's nicely accompanied, however, by a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled over plums, dates, and dried cherries. A pinch of pepper and a splash of coffee complete the complex, yet well balanced flavor profile, and to remind us that this is indeed a very big beer, a boozy taste of bourbon is present. A memorable flavor, in the best of ways.

Mouthfeel: Viscous and chewy, but still has a nice, dry finish. Medium-high carbonation adds a nice edgy bite. The alcohol warming is surprisingly light, yet still present.

Overall: This beer doesn't quite give the melodramatic first impression other strong dark ales present, but it still maintains excellent flavor and mouthfeel, while also pulling some nicely unique punches. I would not hesitate to purchase and savor this beer again.

BethanyB, Oct 08, 2014
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10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.