Review – The Lost Abbey – 10 Commandments 2008
From The Lost Abbey: 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. Not for the faint of heart, this beer weighs in at a heavenly 9% ABV and is available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at select locations.
Appearance: Cocoa cola brown with a sudsy pin stripe across the top of the glass. Lets in almost zero light.
Aroma: Oatmeal raisin cookies and ginger snap cookies. Nutmeg, ginger, cocoa powder and a savory hop spice in my nose.
Taste: Figs, dates, raisins, prunes. Soft layers of chocolate and licorice in the middle. Finishes with a bit of tartness and some notible hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and not fizzy what so ever.
Overall: I find myself drinking this quicker than I should,as its very inviting. Highly recommended, and would pair well with a hearty dish, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. At $9.00 a bottle in Southern California, I would suggest trying to cook with it.