Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast
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From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #7
ABV:
13.7%
Score:
96
Ranked #916
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 8.06%
Ratings:
843
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 13, 2022
Added:
Aug 16, 2012
Wants:
  159
Gots:
  231
SCORE
96
World-Class
Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The BeastBox Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast
Notes: 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.
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Photo of Holderness
3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by Holderness from Massachusetts

On tap at Blackback Pub, Waterbury

The raisins and cinnamon come through nicely against the caramel malt base and bourbon barrel character. Chili character is much less pronounced. Surprisingly thin for the ABV

79/100

Mar 13, 2022
 
4.08 by morebeergood from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2022
 
4.78 by Vylo from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2021
Photo of InternetDrunk
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by InternetDrunk from Colorado

Wonderful beer. Raison taste

Jan 10, 2021
Photo of snaotheus
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by snaotheus from Washington

2020-04-25
375ml corked/caged bottle served in a 5oz sampler. I don't see a date on it anywhere. I think it was a gift from a friend.

Pours murky brown with little or no head. Smell is cinnamon, sweet, maybe I get the raisins, probably I get some dates. Herbs come across.

Taste is cinnamon raisin bread! In a good way. Pretty sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Apr 26, 2020
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Apr 17, 2020
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at The Archives

Jan 10, 2020
 
4.53 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
3.94 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Oct 03, 2019
 
4.6 by cmrncrzy10 from Ohio on Aug 26, 2019
 
4 by Hopsohard from California on Jul 16, 2019
Photo of Treyliff
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

375ml cork & cage bottle poured into a snifter
2013 vintage

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- dark fruit-driven nose, with a big raisin and fig note, followed by Belgian candied sugar, molasses, brown sugar & fruit cake. Undertones of spicy cinnamon, chocolate, oatmeal cookie, oaky bourbon & just a hint of chili

T- sweet and malty with a big raisin note up front, along with black strap molasses, chocolate, port, black licorice & peppery yeast. Mid-palate brings out the bourbon barrel, adding sharp oak and vanilla. The finish brings out cinnamon, raisin cookies and a hint of chili heat on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- One of the best aged beers I've had in a while, the adjuncts are all still popping through, outstanding

May 22, 2019
 
3.88 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on May 17, 2019
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

I believe the 375 mL bottle is 2017 vintage. Poured into Kane glass and allowed to warm.

L: Very dark brown but not quite black, you still can see a color. No head, no lacing, no cap, no ring. No bananas in Scranton, PA.

S: Bourbon barrel, some cinnamon, general molasses type sweetness of a quad.

T: Again the molasses/honey sweetness of a quad, backed with the oaky barrel and definite cinnamon and dark fruit notes. I don't exactly get oatmeal raisin cookie, and I love those, but it's pretty good. A little chili heat at the end (or is it clever masking of alcohol heat?).

F: Full bodied, quite flat. Construction and balance are pretty good and flavors are nicely rounded and melded. A definite sipping beer, as it packs a punch.

O: Very good quad with a twist. Excellent effort.

Mar 25, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by zielijo1 from New Jersey

A dark pour from a 375ml bottle. Head dissipates quickly. Dark fruit smell, raisin like. Barrel aging masks the cinnamon n chillies. Stickiness on lips afterwards so a bit sweet but not oatmeal cookie sweet. This is a strong beer not a cookie. A nice sipping beer. Does remind me of westvlentern 12 but without the bourbon kick.

Feb 23, 2019
 
4.25 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Feb 04, 2019
 
3.97 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jan 01, 2019
 
3.97 by needMIbeer from Virginia on Dec 30, 2018
 
4.25 by XicanoBeerRun from Texas on Dec 27, 2018
 
4.31 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Dec 02, 2018
Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bowers-Brew from Illinois

Vintage 2016

Dec 01, 2018
Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2018 vintage bottling. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a small fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart raisins, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, peppercorn, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, nuts, and brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, raisins, spices, dark/bready/light roasted malts, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge lightly tart raisins, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, peppercorn, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, nuts, and brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast, cinnamon, chili pepper, bourbon/oak tannin spiciness; and light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart raisins, plum, prune, cherry, fig, date, peach, pear, apricot, red apple, red grape, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, peppercorn, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, nuts, brown bread, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, raisins, spices, dark/bready/light roasted malts, and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from yeast/oak spiciness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, fairly sticky/tannic, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 14%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged fruited/spiced quad! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, raisins, spices, dark/bready/light roasted malts, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the modestly spicy/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced fruity/spicy yeast, spices, raisins, rich malts, and bourbon barrel integration. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example for the big gravity.

Nov 17, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by npolachek from New York

Tastes of coconut raisins and Chile’s. Phenomenal stout at a 14 ABV. Very drinkable. Initial malty sweetness, then cinnamon kicks in as well as cocounut. Pours dark with limited head. Smooth!!

Nov 11, 2018
 
4.23 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on Oct 29, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

2015 vintage. Poured from 375 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a very dark cola brown with 1 inch dark tan fizzy head with decent retention.
S: Soft caramel malt and bready yeast. Figs, raisin, brown sugar, and soft molasses.
T: Soft caramel malt, brown sugar, raisin, fig, molasses, cinnamon, bready yeast, and a touch of oatmeal. I completely understand why this is called the oatmeal raisin cookie beer. With warming and in the finish is just the slightest hint of chili heat.
M: Medium body. Soft and sweet. Mildly oily and viscous. Just a faint touch of heat in the finish. Coats the palate well and lingers and matures nicely there.
D: A very nice brew that has aged superbly.

Oct 16, 2018
 
4.31 by bigred89 from Maryland on Oct 16, 2018
Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

Picked up in Temecula March 2017 at Baron's Marketplace - a bit pricey at ~$15 US for 375 ml - bit of age when consumed Aug 2018.
Pours out like a cola - dark brown with fizzy minimal tan head - thinner on pour than I expected. Smells of dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar, a bit of coffee, and sense some booziness on the caramel malt base.
Taste follows with molasses, bourbon, raisins - caramel malt - dates and bourbon booziness. Did not get much of child heat but my taste for heat may well be burnt out. Medium full body - bit more boozy as warmed but would not have guessed the 13.7% ABV. Great beer.

Sep 29, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

375ml caged and corked bottle.

It pours a dark brown with an initial impressive head of foam but it's short lasting. Typical of beers with that high an abv. 13.7% in this case.

The smell is a delightful mix of cocoa and cinnamon, Bourbon, dark fruit, smells kinda sweet and sweet.

Taste is of Bourbon, raisins, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, sweet but not overly so. I dig the complexity. Wee bit of oxidation going on but in a good way. I get the rather subtle taste of chiles. That's the way they should be done, imho.

At times it feels full bodied but in general, I would call it medium. It had a nice pop when I pulled the cork out so I expected decent carbonation and I got it.

The flavours are so pleasing to me; gots to give it a score deserving.

Sep 07, 2018
 
3.99 by BrueryDC from District of Columbia on Aug 31, 2018
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GarrettB from Colorado

June 11th, 2015 - Lost Abbey's dark brews are the creme de la creme for me in San Diego, and the Track #08 fits well within the pantheon. Though the shade at the back of this beer establishment makes it hard to see the true color, it's predictably dark with a centimeter of light brown head. From there I catch smells of oatmeal raisin cookies, and then port. It's deep and burly and luxurious. So is the flavor, bold and mellow, like a big brew that's been well aged. The sweetness is like frosting on a high quality cake, which cools in the aftertaste to deep, macerated cherries. It's rich and complex, and shows off Arthur's diligence to strong and dark beers.

Aug 29, 2018
 
4.5 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2018
 
4.6 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2018
 
4.42 by NickThePyro from Washington on Aug 16, 2018
 
4.3 by rarigney from Washington on Aug 15, 2018
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4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Number of the Beast pours a black color, with a long lasting, fizzy, and lacing head. Big sweet aromas, with hints of candy and raisins. The flavor is smooth, and very warm. Noticeable cinnamon flavors, dry fruit, and hints of Belgian candies round it out, with just the slightest hint of smoke from the chilies. Good body and feel. Overall, top notch beer, great flavors, perfectly constructed. Warm beer, sweet (but not too sweet), creamy and hints of cinnamon.

Aug 10, 2018
 
4.31 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Aug 03, 2018
 
4.1 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Aug 02, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mmilyko from Nevada

Next time you crave an oatmeal raisin cookie for desert, sip one of these instead. Lost Abbey nails it again. Desert wine’s got nothing on this stuff......YUM!

Jul 29, 2018
 
4.25 by Jason_cs from Florida on Jul 24, 2018
Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 843 ratings