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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 49
Gots: 70 | FT: 15
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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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Jd2391

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-01-2014 03:17:40 | More by Jd2391
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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ptykozoon

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muddy black coffee, no head, syrupy appearance.

Burnt raspberries and other fruits, twinge of funk, light milk chocolate.

Burnt berries appears again in the taste, rich, burnt cornocopia, light chocolate and coffee. Sweetness.

Minimal carbonation, ABV done well, smooth mouthfeel.

Good. Yum. A la Van.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 05:10:34 | More by ptykozoon
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timc100

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.7%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appears pitch black in the glass, but tinges of chocolate brown show around the edges when held up to light. Head is small and quick to make an exit. Nose is chocolate, bourbon barrel, maple, raisins. Taste is lots of chocolate, cinnamon, raisin, fig. Where's the alcohol! How is this 13%! Body is full, lots of carbonation initially, but mellows as it warms. Overall....a damn spectacular beer. An instant favorite, now to find more....as this beer warms it opens up like a fine wine...very nice.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-24-2014 17:27:49 | More by jsjames
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

06-24-2014 16:06:44 | More by blindpiggie
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.