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

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 51
Gots: 74 | FT: 15
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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

01-05-2013 01:43:47 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-12-2013 00:58:54 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-11-2013 16:28:04 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-25-2014 02:58:24 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-08-2013 04:16:54 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy brown body with light carbonation. The nose is remarkably close to an oatmeal raisin cookie, just with chili heat and big bourbon overtones. The palate shows an awesome balance of chili, cinnamon, raisin and bourbon. Sweet with a medium-full body. Has a hint of dark fruit tartness in the finish. Delicious, I could drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:24:40 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Todd for enabling my chile beer addiction.

A - Thin white foam settles to a thin collar and no lacing. Dark raisin-brown body.

S - Loads of cinnamon here, with some spicy Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dark fruits, raisins, icing sugar malts, and only faint chiles.

T - The taste is quite similar, with bready and lightly phenolic Belgian yeast notes, mild cocoa, light candi sugar, raisins, anise, and less present cinnamon. Again, the chiles are a bit understated. There's an unexpected spruce character in the finish that makes this evocative of Christmas cakes. A bit of alcohol warmth as well, but nothing excessive - bourbon is surprisingly dialed down here.

M - Smooth, medium body that seems a bit lighter than the listed 13.7%. Dry and tannic, with minimal alcohol heat to it.

D - Surprisingly good - I was expecting a mess with all the listed adjuncts but this turned out quite nicely. Could perhaps a bit more chile heat, but otherwise things are in balance and integrate well. Very much like a cinnamon-dusted and glazed oatmeal raisin cookie.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 15:07:56 | More by MasterSki
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SocalKicks

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-31-2013 16:43:53 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a big rich delicious beer, that uses its special ingredients well. i get a lot of the raisin in this, and of course the cinnamon. often spiced beers dont make sense to me, or are overdone or dont have the body to uphold the big flavors. not the case with the gem, which i guess has been brewed for a second time now, since the box was ages ago. glad they did, big dark brown but pale stout looking brew with a frothing tan head. it smells like smoke and cinnamon, dried fruit (raisins no doubt) and a whole bunch of barrel. its complex, but each element makes a flash in the taste, with none being lost, and none dominating, great balance of difficult ingredients. chili is there in flavor, rich and earthy, smokey, and warming without ever getting hot on the palate. bourbon balances it brilliantly, and is rather intense. a good bottle to share, especially with this abv, it gets real hot as it warms. thick and creamy feeling through, never a drag. i am really impressed overall with the depth of flavors in this beer, and with the use of ingredients that dont always work well in beer, let alone together. top tier stuff. i hope we get to see the other tracks again too.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 23:29:02 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

07-04-2014 06:58:06 | More by oline73
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-29-2014 07:09:28 | More by zestar
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-11-2013 02:09:25 | More by XmnwildX12
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

11-20-2012 19:01:59 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

07-24-2014 04:58:32 | More by MarkyMOD
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-15-2014 17:06:46 | More by orangesol
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-07-2014 00:26:52 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

07-20-2014 21:15:31 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

Side by side with Judgment Day.

The beer is a similar color to the base beer, with more head and longer retention. That's what she said! The aroma brings cinnamon, perhaps nutmeg, oak, booze. The flavor is quite nice, and a noticeable improvement over the base beer. Well balanced and silky smooth on the palate. Lingering malt with a bouquet of spices. Tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 01:08:14 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-31-2012 15:09:21 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-05-2014 03:40:58 | More by Gonzoillini
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2014 18:45:26 | More by Zaphog
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Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
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