10 Commandments | The Lost Abbey

10 Commandments10 Commandments
BA SCORE
3.94/5
931 Ratings
10 Commandments10 Commandments
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A stronger version of our Lost and Found Abbey Ale brewed to a more contemplative alcohol content. Massive in every stretch of the brewing way possible this is the sort of beer that will remind a beer drinker who considers themselves a saint that even saints stray as sinners from time to time.

Added by scottoale on 05-08-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,293
Reviews:
381
Ratings:
931
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
185
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 931 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of Commandophile
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage; drank 5/13/14 @ the Palace.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/purple hue.

Khaki head; strong lace.

Sherry & raisin nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Sherry, green raisin, cinnamon, brown sugar & apple cider flavors; a bit too boozy still but nearing perfection...

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Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2008 Bottle.

A: Moderate raisins, estery dark fruits, with slightly sweet dark roasted malts.

A: Super dark brown, almost black, slightly hazy, with a moderate off-white head that has solid retention, even after all these years.

T: Roasted malts, raisions, with estery dark fruits. There is some oxidation, but not offensive, with some light sherry, faint funk, and a dry finish.

M: Full bodied with moderately light carbonation.

O: Awesome; over the years the beer's slightly rougher edges have mellowed, the raisins blend seamlessly with the estery dark fruit and slightly sweet roasted malt notes. Delicious!

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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage purchased from the Brewery in 2015. Cellared for 1 additional year. Served cold in a teku.

Appearance: like all Lost Abbey bottles and labels this one is epic. Moses holding the 10 Commandments with a storm and Mt Sinai in the background. Badass! Beer poured out a very dark brown and almost black. Creamy off white head. Very sticky.

Nose: leather, dark fruits, sherry wine, tobacco, bitter herbs

Taste: definitely shows some age here. The oxidation is very prevent here but not offensive. Sherry, port, tobacco, bitter herbs, leather, old Barleywine or old Ale Brett "funk".

This was a very good eer and I'm glad I got a chance to get some. I was on business in the area and made the pilgrimage to taste the beers. I couldn't pass this one up. I would have liked to taste a fresh bottle but that wasn't going to happen. Deliciousness otherwise.

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Photo of bnes09
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prune color ale. Two finger, soap suds light tan head. Unrelenting retention and patchy lacing.

Big dark fruit aroma. Pleasant funk. Dark sugars.

Prune and raisin flavor. Balanced rosemary spice and Belgian yeast funk. Rich, dark and sugary. Earthy, herbal hop.

Full bodied. Good bubbles. Slightly sticky.

Great flavored quad.

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Photo of sanitarium16
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25.4oz bottle, dated 'Vintage 2012', 10% ABV. Pours hazy brown with a medium sized light tan head; some sediment in the glass. Smells of dark fruit, brett, citrus, and caramel. The taste follows with mostly dark fruit, brett, and citrus with some added caramel, oak, honey, and herbs. Moderate dryness and subtle sweetness. The alcohol is present but mostly covered by the flavor. Above average body and below average carbonation. Overall, it's a complex and well done BSDA which has aged very well. Worth a try.

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Photo of American_Hawk
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice murky mahogany with a huge soapy head that lasts a minute. nose; big figs, hops, & booze. sign me up! taste; light chocolate malt, raisin, light honey, rosemary, fig, earthy hops, & some rummy booze. cocoa, hops, & raisin on the end. medium+ carbonation & slightly heavy mouthfeel. the herbal rosemary may be a tad much here, and ethanol is present at 12% abv, but it's not harsh. a nice, punchy dark-fruit belgian with some nice chocolate & cocoa touches. :)

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Photo of colts9016
2.84/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured into a tulip glass at 52 degrees gave it a hard pour and got a half finger heat that dissipated quickly. This beer is probably 4 years old. I will try a fresher one to see if I over aged it. The color of the beer is dark motor oil with no clarity. A significant amount of carbonation bubble are visible. A poor showing for strong dark ale.

A rich caramelize note, honey, raisins, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, fruity ester, cherries, bread and yeast.

A super rich sweet note of honey raisins, roasted malt, fruity esters, plum, cherries, bready, and yeast.

Mouth feel very low carbonation, coating, and very very chewy.

Overall. I do not care for this beer. It is sorta flat and cloying sweet. I was stoked to try this beer but is not very good. I will get a fresher batch and post an update later.

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Photo of papat444
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Vintage

Pours very dark, sweet a bit, woody, brandy-like a bit, leathery and sharp herbs.

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Photo of HockeyBrewmeister
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Dark brown/amber with beige and bubbly head.
SMELL: Raisins and dark, sweet fruits. Slight hint of sweet honey. Not much rosemary.
TASTE: Sweet almost caramelized raisins/dark fruits up front. Some honey. Finishes a dry bready/rosemary with slight alcohol burn.
FEEL: Medium with good amount of carbonation.

**MUCH BETTER as this beer warms up. WAY TOO CARBONATED when I drank this right out of the fridge.**

OVERALL: Good beer but nothing over the top. Got more complex and enjoyable as it warmed up. Would definitely recommend letting this beer sit for a few minutes after pouring it. Curious as to how this would taste after cellaring for a year or two.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed on the 1001.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anon
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
05/12/2014
Aroma, honey, raisin, grape, yeast. ..very warm and aromatic despite being chilled. Appearance, dark brown, murky, white lasting head.Taste, dark fruits, raisin ,cherry, raspberry blueberry, dates, figs,etc. Belgian Wang is there, but not bad. Feel us creamy, thick, a touch flat. A nice strong well crafted beer. Amen."
**

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Photo of CAcker
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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