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

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Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The BeastBox Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.70%

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.

Added by MasterSki on 08-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
766
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
245
For Trade:
36
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Rob825
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerRay
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.74/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage; drank 8/1/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/black/purple hue.

HUGE tan head; decent lace.

Cinnamon, dark stone fruit & red wine nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Nutmeg & chocolate up front; coconut & mild spice as it warms, with a dry, champagne finish. Odd but interesting.

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Photo of BEER88
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Muddy, murky brown and a little red with a tan, frothy blanket dying to a thin film and thick collar.

There is a lot more bourbon on the nose than I expected, with a little wine barrel too. I then get caramel, raisin, toffee, toast, chocolate chip cookie and a hint of chili pepper.

Chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookie dunked into brandy. That is exactly what I tasted at first sip. The sweet flavor is cut by hot oak and bourbon, with a little grape right away. A little burn is present on the finish and I'm unsure if it is the booze or chiles. As it warms, a little cinnamon and roasted coffee emerges.

Thin at first, with a frothy middle, and a semi-dry, slightly hot finish.

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Photo of hermit990
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nates505craft
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Firestone Teku

Pours a dark brown color

Smells like cinnamon and bourbon with a small hint of Belgian yeast

Taste is amazing! I taste the cinnamon and belgian yeast upfront, as it sits on the tongue I taste more barrel character with vanilla and oak notes, not getting much chili from this bottle it has dropped off pretty significantly, the first bottle I had over a year ago had a noticeable flavor and light tingle from the chili.

Feels a little thin in the mouth which is the only thing I would improve about the beer

Overall an excellent offering from The Lost Abbey! Definitely would pick up again if I had the chance

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Photo of cyrushire
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: After the gush from the cork, and the fizz of the pour quickly dissipates, this beer assumes an unappealing deep dark brown to black opaque color with sediment throughout and a tiny khaki crown of bubbles surrounding the rim.

A: Straight up bourbon and oak! I mean, I am digging deep to find those spices, but with the exception of maybe a hint of vanilla...just... bourbon... and... oak.

F: To my surprise, cinnamon is well noticed against the bourbon and oak, but the Chile (and its presumed spice) is nowhere to be found. From cold to warm, almist one dimensional.

F: Again, surprised to find despite its retention, a very soda like carbonation that stays with its entirety. Thinner than expected too, but oily and only and rich nonetheless.

O: I sat in this beer for a while, and feel it did not benefit from age. I can only assume the chiles were more present when younger, and would have loved to experience that. Don't get me wrong...This is a great, um, Belgian like stout-ish, er... whatever, but semi-dissappointed.

Cheers!

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Box Set Track #8 - Number Of The Beast from The Lost Abbey
4.3 out of 5 based on 766 ratings.
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