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

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 61
Gots: 89 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

2014 B

A: Dark, dark brown pour with a tall medium brown head. Head is very fizzy and soda-like. It fizzes out very quickly, within seconds in fact. Zero lacing. Almost no head retention at all.

S: Sweet caramel from the bourbon. Lots of raisins. Heat from the cinnamon. Reminds me a lot of raisin bread with a sweet syrup added to it. Light hints of toffee and oak.

T: Immediately reminds me of raisin bread. Very bready with lots of raisins and cinnamon. Up front there is a sharp bourbon with lots of caramel and toffee. Decent amount of oak too. Following that is a whole lot of dark fruit (primarily raisins of course). Almost get two waves of raisins, up front and in the middle. Maybe the adjunct and then the belgian yeast? Heavy dark bread malt. Earthy, lightly chalky in the finish with a bunch of charred oak and hints of toffee.

M: Heavy, heavy, heavy. Lower carbonation. Fairly sweet.

O: One meaty quad. Lots of flavors in here. No real sign of the chili peppers unfortunately, no taste or heat. And really only very light on the cinnamon. Still, it's quite a nice, complex and heavy barrel-aged quad. Honestly, funnily enough I think I enjoy the aroma more than the flavor.

Dope, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

A 12.7oz bottle picked up at Green's on Buford Hwy. This one went quickly..

A - Dark purple/black with no clarity. 1 finger of head and no lacing.

A - Raisons and Bourbon, like chocolate notes. Heaven!

T - Cinnamon and spices up front gets walloped like a wave with the Belgian quad and bourbon splash to your senses. HUGE flavor! Wow!

M - Medium bodied, smooth, oily, perfect

O - An incredible bourbon barrel aged Quad. Just perfect. Drink it if you can find it!

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Bottle from Whole Paycheck, Devon, PA.

The cork came out with an unexpected bang. Poured into a snifter, a dark brown color, with a full three fingers of frothy tan head. This is a Lost Abbey beer? I feared infection at first, but fortunately that was not the case. Just uncharacteristically overcarbonated. Once the head dwindled down to a manageable level, there was an aroma of fruitcake and brown sugar, very mild bourbon notes. In the taste, roasty malts and dry toasted bread, raisin, mid-palate bringing in more dark fruits, yeast, hints of vanilla and fairly tamed bourbon. As the beer warmed, I got more of the "oatmeal raisin cookie" sensation on the finish, but it wasn't like drinking a liquid cookie, as some other people have noted. Cinnamon was also very subtle, and there was only a slight chili burn in there and again only when the beer had warmed. There was a lot going on in this brew, and with a recipe like this, the potential for a huge mess is high, but everything here was in pretty good balance, with no one characteristic really fully taking dominance. Medium-full body, a little overcarbonated, but a few swirls took care of that. Overall a good beer. I wouldn't buy a case of it, but I'd definitely like to have it again.

Rifugium, Aug 15, 2014
Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.