The Lost Abbey – 10 Commandments

Lost Abbey 10 CommandmentsDARK BELGIANS DON’T too often come stronger than this Californian homage; at 10% ABV and not at all shy about it, this is a beer for sipping, even if its smooth flavor encourages larger gulps. Very dense nose, little head to speak of, dark cherries, grapes, and fruit skin in the first flavor, then an oily alcoholic midpalate  with some metallic overtones before a sweep of malt cleans and clears things up. Quite dry, with the warmth and tannins of a Cabernet as well as the slightly musty malt of a Scotch ale.

Served: On tap (Local Option, Chicago)

Rating: 91


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