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

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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 67
Gots: 101 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

stumac, Jul 19, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Immediately greeted by bourbon on the nose. Followed by big roasted malts, toffee, spices (assuming from the chiles), cinnamon, some oak and vanilla coming from the barrels. In the light, it appears a dark black with a brownish magenta foam rim and subtle alcohol legs. Taste is Immediate chile spice and cinnamon followed by big toffee, oak, raisins, nougat, molasses, candy sweetness, slick malt syrup and some faint barrel wood. Finish is residual chile spiciness which works well with the heat of the bourbon/alcohol content. Another home-run from lost abbey. Really rich and dark fruit forward beer. A+ rating.

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Bottle at Lost Abbey in stemware at the Lost Abbey & Churchill's pre Stone Anniversary Brunch.

A: Near black with a finger of beige froth.

S: Smells like a bourbon soaked oatmeal raisin cookie initially. Very nice chili pepper notes with aromatic cinnamon. Vanilla is pronounced, with coconut (strong), oak, prune, and plum. Lots of chocolate. Killer aroma.

T: Big bourbon and caramel notes with vanilla, coconut, and oak. Dark fruit reminds me of prune and plum. The Bourbon Judgment day is great with the cinnamon and pepper, bringing to mind Mexican chocolate. The peppers provide a touch of spiciness.

M: Full body with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is chewy, sticky, and silky with alcohol warming and a bit of spiciness on the palate from the peppers.

Overall: Very good. Can't say I've had anything like this before. Another great addition to an excellent series. I'm interested to see what this turns into when the Box Set is released.

HopHead84, Aug 18, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Lost Abbey Track Set Dinner with Tomme Arthur
O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Dark, murky brown, nearly black in color, though not truly, with moderate dark brown foam. Leaves the glass oily. Thick and substantial in the glass.

As advertised. This one delivers. A wonderful concoction: warm, fresh baked goods (oatmeal raisin cookie/zucchini bread), with vanilla and biting bourbon, distinct chile character, and dark fruits. Fantastic aroma.

The flavor is just as successful with all the individual ingredients making their presence known in distinct, discernible, delicious ways. Oatmeal raisin cookie, earthy and warming chile character, coconut notes. Fantastic. Well integrated.

Full in body with low carbonation. Decadent.

An outstanding achievement. Curious to see how this one ages, but it's so delicious hanging on to it would prove to be a challenge.

ehammond1, Nov 13, 2012
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Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
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