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10 Commandments - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

740 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 740
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 100
Gots: 128 | FT: 6
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

CraigTravor, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

eawolff99, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bcm75, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Mphis, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Brob245
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark brown with some carbonation and little to no lacing.

Smell - dark fruits, plum, fig, some chocolate. Reminds me of the smell of a Rochefort 10.

Taste - the dark fruits, figs and plums are predominate up front. Sweetens as it warms and has a boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - medium to high carbonation and full bodied.

Overall - a good beer up front. Lots of character and depth initially but does hold as it warms.

Brob245, May 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

c-rum, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tanzbodeli, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Ian_Alexander, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

2GOOFY, May 11, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice
A: Dark brown, opaque with a one-finger head that settles fairly quickly
S: Malty, sweet with the honey/raisin/rosemary notes mentioned on the label
T: Matches the nose. Very sweet, caramel/raisin/fig/honey notes, a bit boozey
M: Full-bodied, sweet/boozy as above
O: Not a huge fan of this. Full of flavor but off-balance with the amount of alcohol and sweetness. Perhaps fresher would help and I bought this at retail (albeit a trusted retailer) so I can't account for its entire storage history

ONUMello, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BalancingBrooms, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

robotiks, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

irish01980, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

johnnyboy76, Apr 19, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle on 18 April 2014

Bear with me as this is my first written review.

A- Deep red hues, mahogany up to the light. Mix of bubbles big and tight with average lacing.

S- Rasins, figs more raisins and figs. Just a dark fruit explosion.

T- The rasins, figs and honey flavor really stand out on this beer. I can't pick up on the Rosemary but I have been sitting on this beer for about a year so it may have faded. Considering the sweetness of it the carbonation dries out the finish some. Overall a sweet beer for the taste.

O- A damn nice beer. I am glad I gave it some time as I couldn't taste any alcohol at 10%. Depending on your pallet it may be too sweet, but I like the style along with hop bombs.

CoverMePorkins, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mlklein27, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JoeMcMahon, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

greenspointexas, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Luweezy, Apr 05, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark coffee colored with red hues in it and a tan head. Fruity aroma i was getting cherry/ plum/ raisin. Same fruity start that transitions quickly to some hot alcohol notes.
The alcohol is almost drying on the tongue giving the beer a drier finish than most beers this dark. Its kinda weird but after a few sips the alcohol notes kinda dissipate and the malts come forward a little more as well as that Belgian yeast kinda flavor. I could even pick up some notes of chocolate/ coffee but its very faint. I think I would enjoy a little more intense coffee/ chocolate flavor from this beer ( a little but not a lot). There is suppose to be rosemary but I could not pick that up.

i4ourgot, Mar 29, 2014
10 Commandments from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.