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

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 76
Gots: 112 | FT: 20
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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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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by nasty31 @ NWI Bottle Share

A - Raisin brown with a hazy body

S - Raisin, brown sugar, light cinnamon, vanilla, and pepper spice that makes a nice nose

T - Nice raisins, good cinnamon and pepper spice. There is a good malt base in this as well that gives it a nice sweetness. Cinnamon and slight spice remains on the finish. Really a nice and complex beer that brings together a multitude of flavors very well

M - Light and slightly watery. Has a slight warming presence from the peppers and cinnamon. The finish has a light spice and oak that leaves a tingling on the tongue

O - Overall, a really solid beer that blends together a variety of flavors really well. This good blend of flavor that lets everything shine without overpowering anything else is what makes the best tracks standout

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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cola brown color with a reasonably impressive head (particularly for a BA beer at 13.7%) that leaves a few shards

Smell: Bourbon and vanilla dominant, with oak, dark fruit and cinnamon

Taste: Cinnamon raisin bread, up front, with the Bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit tones building into the middle; the finish is oaky and somewhat dry

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: It's been a while since I have had a barrel-aged beers from Lost Abbey and it appears that they have put the carbonation problems behind them; this Quad is a real treat

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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – A super dark brown color, with a light brown head that soon disappears, with medium lacing.

Smell – Bourbon with prunes. Or perhaps bourbon with an oatmeal raisin cookie better describes it.

Taste – Bourbon, chili, oatmeal raisin cookie, with a hint of cinnamon.

Mouthfeel – Very nicely carbonated and smooth. No bad aftertaste, thought the chili lingers for a few seconds.

Drinkability – A nice quadrupel. A little different with the raisin/bourbon, but it works.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a a very dark brown in color with pale brown highlights when held to the light with a thin khaki colored head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: bourbon barrel notes are noticeable on the first whiff with a bit of cinnamon spice, hints of the oatmeal cookie, signs of dark fruit, brown sugar, booze heat, very mild chile notes and subtle chocolate.

T: you definitely tell cuvee de tomme is the base beer but with more apparent dark fruit flavor, cinnamon spice is more pronounced on the palate alongside oatmeal cookie accents, a touch of brown sugar with a good boozy presence, mild chile burn and nice underlying chocolate notes; pretty complex.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, bready, dark fruity, mild chile spice, cinnamon spice, boozy and silky finish.

O: definitely a very well done variation of the cuvee de tomme and was very glad to have tried it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Perhaps the last bottle I dragged home from my September work trip to CA, found dusty & abandoned in an outta-the-way store. 375ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour is in the ninetieth percentile of dark, and has a pleasantly low amount of carbonation (woo-hoo for bubbles!). I believe my nose has taken the night off, because it’s smelling weak to me, but my wife thinks I’m nuts. Burying myself in the glass, I get only faint whiffs of vanilla, bourbon, & black licorice.

Lost Track #8 – Number of the Beast is like a tasting cornucopia: wow. The Wal-Mart greeter is big bourbon notes, backed up by black licorice & vanilla. Mid-palate is the balance of the ingredient list: the cinnamon & chiles emerge as the beer warms up. There some caramel & sugared sweetness in there too, & the alcohol gives me a liver-punch about half way through. Belly: warmed. The finish is a gorgeous integration of the flavors, with the chile & bourbon clasping hands to take one more bow. Half a 375? I could have taken a bomber of this with joy in my heart; slick, hot, tasty.

I still can’t justify the $17.99 price tag, but damn, this brew tried hard. The tastes are integrated closer than the sax riffs in a Morphine jag. Excellent beer & damn close to elite.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Lost Abbey Rastal San Marco Glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission and a two finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma dominated by dark fruit and bourbon, with dark sweet caramel malt and slight spicing. Flavor is dark sweet malt, dark dried fruit, bourbon, light oak and just the right light touch of chili pepper. Chile and cinnamon become more evident in the rich finish, but do not dominate. Medium bodied with a pleasant light creaminess. An incredibly well balanced and integrated dark strong ale that doesn’t seem to me to have much quad character, leaning to the dark malt strong ale family. But who's arguing? This is a rich, smooth dark ale with delicious, well melded flavors. Probably my favorite Lost Abbey to date. Alcohol is dangerously well covered, I wanted to drink this like a liquid dessert. I really liked the interplay of the chili with the other flavors.

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A- Pours a dense brown with a small beige head that sticks around. Sprtizy carbonation and great lacing on the glass.

S- Caramel and raisin aromas dominate the nose.

T- Big and sweet. Lots of caramel, raisins, molasses and sugary sweetness. Barrel presence (while there, is not intense) enhances the caramel flavor. A slight sense of heat and spice on the finish (possibly a combination of the barrel, cinnamon and chile). Very tasty stuff.

M- Full bodied and moderate to high carbonation.

O- Great; a very enjoyable sipper.

Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.