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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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very good

804 Ratings

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 103
Gots: 143 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: scottoale on 05-08-2007

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BethanyB
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Estelle's in Boston.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky amber brown color with no vision of anything. Very typical of this style. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramelized raisins, figs, rosemary, plums, molasses, spiciness, caramel, toffee,

Taste: Mmm, mmm good. Some bitterness in there too. Alcohol is very deceptive too. Take your time folks.

Mouthfeel: Definitely a sipper. Gets better as it warms up. Full bodied, medium carbonation, a little bitterness, and some nice warm boozy alcohol.

Overall: It's been sometime, been still delicious.

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12% ABV on tap @10thstreetlive is true to it's description of darkened raisins, carmel sweetness of dark malts, chocolate and hints of rosemary. You might feel like a sinner for sure after a glass. Cheers & Enjoy!

10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.