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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

702 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 97
Gots: 118 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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yeaprolly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-23-2014 02:45:47 | More by yeaprolly
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vfgccp

New York

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle, opened Feb 2014

A - Great looking beer. Deep mahogany body with pomegranet highlights. Khaki head has mixed bubbles, nice retention and ok lace.

S - Nice nose too. Milk chocolate, molasses, gingerbread, star anise, nutmeg, toasted coriander, light coffee, barley, oaky booze and caramel.

T - Complex and surprising. Raisin, caramel cordial, anise, gingerbread, thyme, pink peppercorns, molasses, pumpernickel bread.

M - Medium body. Nice dry, spicy finish.

O - Not a winter warmer, but this is what I wish all winter warmers tasted like. Complex, warm, smooth, and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 01:34:05 | More by vfgccp
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-15-2014 04:27:37 | More by MickeyMonk
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

02-14-2014 01:22:19 | More by Liberatiscioli
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-13-2014 02:19:02 | More by Seattle_Suds
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PeterParker

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber brown with half a finger of head. Tight bubbles around the edges.

Smells like cherry bourbon, very sweet. Plums.

Booze hits first, but dissipates. Transforms into a medley of cherry and malts. Belgian yeast is present followed by a warming of alcohol. Not exactly what I expected.

Full and bubbly, slick and creamy. Warm from the alcohol.

Overall, not the best Belgian strong I've had. That being said it is not at all bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:11:15 | More by PeterParker
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Mweiss199

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-05-2014 03:12:52 | More by Mweiss199
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-26-2014 23:04:55 | More by TeachChefs
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Nugganooch

California

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle – 2013
Notes from 01/12/14 - Served in a Chimay chalice glass

A: Rusted brown look with swirls of hazy yeast and some plumy tones. Thick layer of stubborn khaki sponge cake over top. Scattered bits of lace and stick adhere to the sides of the glass. Looks pretty sweet. The chalice was a good choice.

S: Raisin bread pudding with caramelized figs. Sweet and bready with a pinch of vanilla spice and some garden herbs mixed in. The aroma is mostly sweet with some noticeable alcohol. Pleasant with the malt and special add ins here.

T: Caramel malts with raisin spice bread, fig, and soft herbs. Has that Dark Belgium candi sweetness with a touch of peppery spice and some light citrus zest underneath. Not particularly stand out with the Rosemary. Nice vanilla cream likeness at times with a relatively low but effective bitterness to the beer. Alcohol is noticeable yet well incorporated and there is a mild metallic tinge at the finish. Not your traditional Belgian but pretty well rounded with the flavors and very enjoyable

M: Thick and lightly syrupy with a soft chew. Incredibly lifting from the active carb giving a fluffed cream texture. Low perceived bitterness and some warming alcohol. Touch of drying there at the finish. Sticky with a light drag across the palate.

D: This beer deserves more credit. It is fairly big and sweet with nice malt complexity however balanced by a light bitterness, lush mouth feel, and some interesting favors. I didn’t find this to be over spiced at all. Very delectable in fact. Will seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 19:59:11 | More by Nugganooch
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kemoarps

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-20-2014 04:57:39 | More by kemoarps
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stephensinner

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-19-2014 14:49:08 | More by stephensinner
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-19-2014 14:32:18 | More by hooliganlife
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BierJager89

California

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Purplish, almost black, with a short brown head.

S: Honey, herbs, raisin, dark fruit, apple and orange in the nose.

T: Honey, citrus, a touch grassy, earthy, herbal notes.

M: Quite carbonated, but not harsh, except for the alcohol, which is noticeable, but not too strong. Full bodied, yet in a way foamy.

O: Definitely worth a try. I'd love to try the barrel aged version.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:04:38 | More by BierJager89
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 vintage. Pours hazy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, apple, pear, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, biscuit, honey, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, dark bread, light roast, light banana, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, yeast, and spice notes; with big strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, biscuit, honey, dark bread, light roast, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, dark bread, light roast, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of dark malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a moderately slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance and complexity of dark malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:34:43 | More by superspak
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-12-2014 05:24:49 | More by Drknight
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-10-2014 01:29:21 | More by ryanpj
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gshak

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage served at refrigerator temperature from a 750ml into a dollar-store chalice.

A - Not much of an appearance really, but that's also because I poured it extra carefully along the sides of the glass...not the beer's fault. 4/5

S - Hmm...such a delicate aroma of - clove, coriander, fresh-squeezed orange peel, some lemony zest, and a ever so slight herbal spiciness possibly from the rosemary. Substantial presence of raisin. Yeastiness is quite prominent in the aroma - you know this is a belgian ale! A very interesting take on a belgian dark ale. I likes it 4.5/5

T - Loads of raisins and dark fruits upfront. There is also a very noticeable brown sugar sweetness that I am likening to liquid jaggery. The sweetness coats the mouth while the delicate rosemary, coriander and orange peel hold forte in the middle of the tongue, providing the only counter-balance to what would otherwise be an assault of liquid sweetness. Carbonation is lively on the palate, opening up all the different flavors of the beer. Finishes dry with slight herbal bitterness, and indications of burnt raisins. Very beautifully done Mr. Arthur. 4.5/5

M - While it is not full-on heavy on the palate, it is substantially heavier than medium. I'll make this a 4.5/5.

O - A very interesting take on a well-established style. I am glad I picked up this bottle and aged it for more than a year. Certainly worth a pour or two when the occasion is right. 4.5/5

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 01:04:48 | More by gshak
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-07-2014 06:53:27 | More by BKotch
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-02-2014 12:47:28 | More by vermilcj
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Brabander

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-01-2014 21:04:38 | More by Brabander
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-01-2014 00:34:12 | More by bschinelli
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Sokool

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-30-2013 08:24:02 | More by Sokool
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T_Hass

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-22-2013 02:38:42 | More by T_Hass
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T_rizzo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-18-2013 16:03:37 | More by T_rizzo
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-17-2013 22:07:39 | More by dwoolley1
10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.