Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast - The Lost Abbey
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4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
Pours dark brown nearly black in color with a fizzy tan head that dissapears instantly.
Smell gas notes of rich sweet molasses like malt forward with some hints of stone fruit, mainly plum. Finishes with hints of toffee aromas.
Taste is where this has great complexity. Malt is forward with flavors of toffee, molasses and caramel. Sweet raisen balances nicely with a oaky bourbon presence in the mid section. Finishes with very faint hints of spicy phenols, mainly cinnamon and clove.
Mouthfeel is medium to heavy in body however intense carbonation cut through the thickness leaving it feeling light. Finishes with an encompassing numbing alcohol.
07-25-2014 02:17:14 | More by Fcolle2
3.98/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
07-21-2014 06:22:57 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
4.71/5 rDev +8.5%
Scored this on my Cali trip. And the square root of 443,556 is 666. Some believe that to be the Mark of the Beast. Some believe the mark to be 616. Google it...
Pours up ruby brown, faded dark khaki head, no lacing, lots of little yeasties floatin around. Nose is bourbon, raisins, alky heat. Tastes of red wine, concord grapes, chocolate malts, a hint of cinnamon, faint pepper rind, a little pepper spice in the finish (these guys aren't from Texas so of coarse they don't specify which pepper they used), oak, watered down bourbon, booze heat. Full bodied, very active carbo (soda-ish), slightly sticky mouthfeel. Im a fan.
You know, I was en route to this brewery and we stopped at Stone Brewery along the way... and that's where our night became lights out. Got pretty hammered at Stone, didn't make it to the Abbey. Buuut, there will be a next time. Soon. We have family out there in San Diego and LA.
07-19-2014 01:33:35 | More by stumac
Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.