Lost Abbey Track #8

#11 Top beers 2015
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Part of the brewery's Ultimate Box set (12 “tracks”), this special selection is actually one of only two tracks (the other being #10) that is produced every year, meaning you actually have a chance at finding some! Made from aging the brewery's Judgment Day ale (a Belgian-style quad brewed with raisins) in first-fill Bourbon barrels with cinnamon sticks and dried chilies, this is like a sweet and spicy dessert in a glass. The aromas are bold and boozy, with oodles of warm, spicy dark fruit and berry notes of cherry, fig, prune and, of course, raisin. Black pepper, charred oak, sweet smoke and toasted cinnamon-raisin bread abound on the palate, which is full yet balanced by medium carbonation and textured by soft, woody tannins. A long, dry, baking spice and pepper infused finish seals the deal nicely. A gorgeous gem to share over the holidays, or to lay down for a few more years. Lauren Buzzeo

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