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Box Set Track #2 - Stairway To Heaven - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

47 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 25
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

The first of our Remixed Tracks, Track 2 is Cuvee de Tomme blended with Bourbon Angel’s Share spiked with peaches and then topped with Project X from our wild beer project.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-18-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

iii9ix3, Feb 22, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

Had @ Lost Abbey poured into a tulip.

A: A dark mahogany color, a nice pop of the cork left a little bit of head and some very nice lacing.

S: Smelled absolutely delicious. Some brett, cherry, and bourbon were prevalent.

T: Wow, not bad at all. Similar to the smell, there were hints of bourbon, but mostly sour cherry and some hint of citrus. Different from expectations considering the dark color.

MF/D: Incredibly smooth despite a moderate amount of carbonation. Wish I could've brought a few bottles home with me...

newk340, Feb 18, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

2/18/2012

Snifter. Bottle opens with a pop.

A: Reddish brown with some transparency. A beige head rises an inch above the liquid.

S: Vibrant cherry skins with a decided sugary sweetness. Vinegar is well integrated and vanilla blends with oak. Light caramel notes waft from the glass. Peach is restrained but evident.

T: Sweet cherry flesh and skin with light vinegar notes. Peach is subtle but interplays nicely with the cherry. Lactic notes are evident and there's a light acetic acidity. I detect plum and raisin. The beer is lightly tannic with a drying oak prune finish. Cuvée de Tomme is strong, overwhelming the Angel's Share. I get a little bourbon throughout.

M: Upper medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Overall: The blend sounded strange but the beers work well together. I'm really enjoying this.

HopHead84, Feb 19, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

A: poured a dark amber brown in color with burgundy highlights and a nice half finger of head that left good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: I definitely was able to detect cuvee de tomme character such as cherries, a little brown sugar slight vineagr and acidic character but with nice peachy notes, bourbon, mild booze, vanilla and toffee; great aroma.

T: the peaches were more noticeable on the palate alongside, cherries, slight vinegar, acidity, brown sugar notes, good bourbon barrel accents, vanilla accents, mild booze, a touch of toffee and underlying dark fruits.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a dark fruity, barrel boozy, peachy, sweet and tart finish.

O: this one was definitely well blended really well and was really tasty; good job LA

Gobzilla, Nov 29, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

Served in a tulip at the brewery.

Pours a reddish murky muddy color. One finger of off white head. Retention and lacing are damn fine.

Smells of caramel and fig. Bright fruity notes abound as well as oak, vanilla, and bourbon.

Tastes of peaches soaked in bourbon and drizzled in chocolate. Vanilla and caramel followed by fruity tartness evoking plumbs and strawberries.

Full bodied, carbonation is spot on.

Really awesome. New and interesting yet still totally delicious. I'm seriously blown away.

billshmeinke, Feb 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

The pour is a rather dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Lots of tart fruit aromas to this. I get quite a bit of raisin, prune, and cherry. The peaches are strong as well. Quite a bit of barrel (vanilla and bourbon). Decently sugary/sweet. The cherries, prunes, raisins, and peaches are quite strong. The flavor is sweeter than expected. Lots of brown sugar and vanilla with a heavy dose of bourbon. The Cuvee de Tomme really comes through strongly. Quite rich and full bodied with low to medium carbonation.

womencantsail, Feb 20, 2012
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Eriktheipaman, Jan 09, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottle generously shared by Sean. Served in a snifter at his place.

A - Light tan carbonation settles to nothing. Semi-opaque dark orange-brown body. This is actually the 'low' carbonation that Tomme promises.

S - Interesting mix of sweet caramel malts, peripheral brown sugar, peaches, lactic acidity, bourbon, rough oak, mild dirty funk, and very little of the cherry I generally associate with Cuvee de Tomme. Very odd, but strangely compelling, albeit a touch boozy.

T - I like the taste a bit more, as it dials down some of the musty and earthy funk and amps up the peach, lactic sourness, and dark, sugary, malt backdrop. Bourbon and oak are present, but significantly less harsh than in the aroma.

M - Dry, medium body, that's a tad watery in conjunction with the low carbonation. Alcohol is exceptionally well-hidden.

D - Odd beer, with some surprising flavor juxtapositions. Not entirely successful in blending, but compelling nonetheless. The peaches brighten up some of the typical 'dark sour' flavors, and other than an unpleasant strain of brett in the aroma I quite liked this. Looking forward to trying this one again.

MasterSki, Mar 21, 2013
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Box Set Track #2 - Stairway To Heaven from The Lost Abbey
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.