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Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast - The Lost Abbey

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world-class

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 54
Gots: 74 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  13.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We’ve never released a Bourbon Barrel version of our Judgment Day. So we thought it might be interesting to take the base beer for Cuvee de Tomme age in first fill Bourbon Barrels and let mother nature take over. Of course, because this is a Rock and Roll inspired Box Set beer, we couldn’t just leave well enough alone.

Upon sampling the base beer, it became apparent that the raisins used to brew the base beer were going to drive the flavor bus of this beer. The conversations turned to Oatmeal Raisin cookies and the essence of a freshly baked treat. So we added some cinnamon sticks to the barrels and threw in some dried chiles as well.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-16-2012)
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California

3/5  rDev -30.6%

05-15-2013 02:43:57 | More by Zbeetleman
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

09-12-2013 18:01:59 | More by CityofBals
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djrn2

New Jersey

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Pennsylvania

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07-27-2014 02:44:04 | More by nmann08
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -19%

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Graffy

California

3.5/5  rDev -19%

06-21-2014 05:46:27 | More by Graffy
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

01-05-2013 02:38:25 | More by acurtis
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blindpiggie

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-24-2014 16:06:44 | More by blindpiggie
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-11-2014 15:54:38 | More by PatB1987
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-07-2014 20:04:13 | More by mendvicdog
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

07-12-2014 05:12:20 | More by SFACRKnight
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Rish907

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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Raziel313

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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Maryland

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Louisiana

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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. This one is in the middle low part of the series compared to the others.

No head to this beer, and no lacing, almost like a spirit when poured into the glass, and the mouthfeel sort of echos that as it is a little thin.

Lots of cinnamon and dark fruits in the smell, just a touch of the spirit. VERY spice forward, but it reminds me of a warm holiday pie dessert with some vanilla bean ice cream on it, which is inviting.

The taste is more subtle in flavor than the aroma suggested, but definitely very cinnamon heavy...a touch of borubon soaked malts, not really much of these flavors are in the quad realm of flavors but it's still relatively tasty.

Feel is thin, but not boozy and low carbonation. Pretty good, overly cinnamon and needs more body.

Serving type: bottle

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Dag48

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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timc100

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not very aromatic - a little cinnamon, dark fruits, light barrel. Taste is fairly dry - some richer fruits, nice marriage of cinnamon and chile with a very slight warming sensation. Do not get much rich bourbon booze or any booze at all off of this.

Enjoyable barrel aged beer, but leaves much to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 00:23:14 | More by timc100
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, and cinnamon aromas. Taste is much the same with a cinnamon flavor that lingers on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but has a better smell in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 19:34:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I pretty much swore off LA beers due to carb and cost quality. I somehow got sucked into this beer, like guy going back to a gal that doesn't appreciate him but the allure of her in the sack clouds his judgement.

I cracked this and was shocked at the sound of the loud pop. I went with the LA beer bc I was sure the lack of carb would mean the beer would open quietly and not wake my GF who decided to turn in early for the evening. Welp, no such luck, so thanks a lot LA. You blew my cover. I will say though, first carbed BA lost abbey beer I have ever had. So well done, only took you 7 yrs to figure it out! Wonderfully carbed beer at that making this an appealing beer to look at.

Aroma was highlighted by the continuing bubbles from the beer. I'm still in shock at my first LA carbed beer. Holy shit, things that most breweries take for granted only took LA like forever to get the basics down. Incredible. Getting the boozy raisins, plums. About it.

Taste initially was a wonderful jam, thick and boozy. This goes away quickly and turns into a very nice albeit not that incredible jam the first sip or 2 were, great raisin with spice bourbon juice. The cinnamon adds a nice layer and for once, a beer with chilies that I don't hate.

Overall, solid beer and glad LA is in the 21st century. However, $18 for this beer? Excuse me while I LOL. LA track #8 for $18 or FSW 22oz Stickee Monkee for $14? Hmmm gee let me think. Better off going with the FSW.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 06:22:57 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
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