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 Duffman79
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark appearance with a slight head. A slight sweet aroma with a hint of bourbon. Very little carbonation. The flavor is sweet rasin with a bourbon taste.

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Photo of moysauce
2.02/5  rDev -53%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(u)R

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Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark brown where no light passes along the edge. Modest head but no lace.

Sweet raisin aroma to start. Notable alcohol presence.

Think raisin bread and you'll get a great sense of the initial flavor. Strong brandy-like elements to the taste. The body is like water but the carbonation is so low that mouthfeel isn't all bad. The finish is dark without being overly chocolatey. It's also sweet like the aforementioned raisin bread.

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

Photo of Nuggetz
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sontagg
3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

chiles taste dies instantly after opening..good beer but not worth the price tag...

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Photo of brandonwnw
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
3.07/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bourbon, raisins some vanilla, pepper heat and oaky tannins. All the makings of a beer I'd typically love... just fell short for me. The wickedly thin mouthfeel and $15/375ml pricetag didnt help either.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jofroi
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irishize75
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dsiegel13
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerStud187
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yep. Oatmeal cookie. Warm, cinnamony goodness. Smooth and unique. Try rhis beer or your soul will weep. Better than track 10. I had one and then had to get another. Other "quads" can suck it.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dillinjah
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FalconCount
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftFan5
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IpeeA
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bulabeers
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

L: murky brown with a half finger of head that vanishes quickly
S: raisins, bourbon, brown sugar, cinnamon
T: oatmeal raisin cookies, bourbon, and the flavor of a dried chili pepper without the heat
F: nicely done, lower carbonation, slick, alcohol is present but not over powering
O: very good quad, very good bourbon barrel aged beer, very good use of raisins and chiles

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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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