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Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Lost Abbey

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Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To GeorgiaBox Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia

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85
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 19
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Formerly known as "Vern". Reviews from 2011 are for the initial pilot batch (Vern) of what would become Track 11 the next year.

A experimental re-mix track, Track 12 is our Angel’s Share that we aged in fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 9 months. To this we added some awesome whole peach slivers, black tea, and a splash of Brettanomyces Clausenni to ferment the peaches. The beer has a great peach nose and a long carmelized bourbon finish. One of the most experimental of all the track series beers.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-20-2011)
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Photo of ehammond1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Lost Abbey Track Set Dinner with Tomme Arthur
O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Murky dark brown with dark orange/ruby edges with a very thin collar of khaki-colored crown.

A sweet, boozy, and fruit-forward aroma. The base beer is still evident, but the spirit and the peaches nearly overshadow it. There's good amounts of oak, toffee, and alcohol as well. I don't think everything marries together here as nicely as hoped. Perhaps age would change things some.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, though the base beer is even more hidden. The sweet peach elements overwhelm, along with good amounts of alcohol heat, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. There's just a hint of a tea character, but probably only because I'm searching for it.

Full body with low, creamy carbonation.

One of my least favorite of the Track Set series beers. Perhaps age will allow this one to marry more because I like the idea behind this beer. It just doesn't come together particularly well currently.

ehammond1, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a comingled brown, light black, toffee kind of appearance, lots of sediment or roughage in the liquid, you can't see through it with a flashlight, despite it not necessarily being all that dark. Aroma is a little more enjoyable, the black tea and peaches, heavy on the booze, which it smells more of then bourbon per se. I was hoping for a little more peach presence.

Taste, the peach is rearing its slightly above negligible head, the bourbon is coming out more, the booziness yields way to a more comfortable warming feeling as I start to acclimate my senses to this very unique beer. The tea is a nice addition, another one of those things I don't like individually, but works in beer sometimes. A cool little tartness finally peeks out at me as it warms up a little.

I dunno, glad I got to try it, but can't help but feel that I wish I was in town for any of the other track releases instead. Oh well, cool ass bottle art bumped the overall score up from its deserved 3.5 to 4.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown with maroon accents in a thick and hazy body

S - Nice bourbon notes, light oak, and slight peach sweetness

T - Heavy spice fro the HH bourbon, nice sweetness from the peaches, dark fruit and an oak presence from the barrels. There is also a sweet vanilla that adds a nice layer of complexity and sweetness to it

M - Medium syrupy body with spiciness near the back end

O - The second barreling of the Angel's share adds a lot of bourbon and spice to the beer. The peaches add a nice sweetness to it. Definitely a new layer of complexity to the angels share that I enjoy.

jeonseh, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

acurtis, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

roostor07, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Brown body with the slightest hint of life. A few wisps and a thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Caramel. Fruity, not what I'd call peach though. Raisins. Tea, if I really think about it.

Taste - Much fruitier. Stone fruits very strong. Fruity caramel flavor that lingers. Very sweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Sugary and kinda tough to drink. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not impressive. Very sweet.

Alieniloquium, Dec 23, 2013
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Photo of largadeer
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy brown body with no head. Nose had caramel and booze, ripe peach, oak, and an odd note of black tea. Lot of peach on the palate, lot of caramel too. Boozy but not especially harsh. The addition of tea is odd and unnecessary, but it's not a big detraction. Barrel takes backseat to peach, but it's still there. Body is full. Feels a bit syrupy. Not a bad beer at all, but not something I'd like to drink a lot of.

largadeer, Apr 08, 2013
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3.77/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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rand, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Piddmeista, Aug 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Photo of HopHead84
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/20/2011

On tap at Lost Abbey. This is Bourbon Angel's Share with black tea and peaches.

A: Murky brown with a small bubbly crown.

S: Caramel, brown sugar, peach, and black tea. Alcohol is evident in the aroma. Vanilla accompanies prominent bourbon and date notes. The peaches and tea compliment the Bourbon Angel's Share.

T: Sweet peach and caramel with chocolate, date, and pronounced yet integrated black tea. The peaches are nice with the traditional Angel's Share notes. Bourbon is huge, with accompanying fusel alcohol. Brown sugar melds with vanilla and oak. I think the black tea detracts and I can't say I welcome its  addition. Finishes with some astringency and lingering bourbon tea.

M: Full body with low carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: An interesting experiment that's enjoyable in small quantities. The tea works better in the aroma than in the flavor.

HopHead84, Aug 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

spycow, May 12, 2013
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Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia from The Lost Abbey
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