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

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Box Set Track #2 - Stairway To HeavenBox Set Track #2 - Stairway To Heaven

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

50 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 26
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  rDev -2.7%

Thanks to rudzud for allowing me to split these with him.

No head, dark slight clear mahogany dark brown molasses color. 3.75

Nose sour brown malts, strong ale malts, little candy brown malts and nutty notes, lots of sour cherries, some vanilla barrel notes, faint peach thing, light Madeira like barrel, no real alcohol, some wild notes, funk like but not a ton.4

Taste is great, super sour to start, gland exploding sour, tart fruit. Pours if big sweet candy malts, syrupy with plenty of Ángel share base with faint bourbon, light vanilla barrels, etc. Lots of tart cherries, little malt vinegar, and nice peach, generic fruit syrup, little molasses even. Finish is syrupy sticky, little booze note, more sour fruits lingering, syrupy malts. 4.25

Mouth fuller bod, syrupy as Hell, sticky flemmy, no carb, mild booze. 3.25

Overall pretty nice but there are difficulties in drinking this. 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the VIP box set. Split with JLindros

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clear mahogany chestnut hue with no head, quite still. 3.75 (x .05 = .188)

S - Aromas of Angel share, cherries, light peaches. No booze on the nose, little vanilla barrel notes. 4 (x .2 = .8)

T - Taste is nice and tart. There's the stone fruit! Really tasty, the Angel share is not nearly as dominant as it was in the nose. Incredibly sour and tart. Nice barrel notes, faint bourbon. Lightly sweet, alcohol is hidden incredibly well. This is delicious. 4.25 (x .45 = 1.913)

M - Mouthfeel is basically still, but the alcohol is hidden absurdly well. 3.5 (x .1 = .35)

O - Overall this beer had it's flaws. The nose and mouthfeel really hurt this beer. The taste is nice but it's hindered by the flat carbonation. A shame. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

Total Rating Score: 4
Serving Type: Bottle

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Appearance - Deep murky reddish brown. Small head. Thin collar.

Smell - Peach is strongest. Lots of charred oak aromas, too. Acidic smelling with some caramel sweetness behind.

Taste - Less acidic than the nose implied. Brettier, too. Peach still comes out. The caramel is completely bereft of accompanying sweetness, which is suprising. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Pretty sour and very dry. Medium body with plenty of carbonation.

Overall - The bright tartness is good, but I'm not convinced on how it plays out with all of the residual caramel flavors.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Track #2. 12.7oz bottle. No date.

Look: Iron, muddy color, thin beige lace

Smell: Aged, wood, fermented peaches, boozy cherries, funky background, daunting

Taste: Smooth, a bit creamy, matured tartness, spicy phenols, stone fruit center flesh, peach skins, sour cherries, granny smith apple bite, citrus, oaky, light bourbon, toffee and vanilla, dry, tannic finish

Insanely complex. Sneaky alcohol. Drinks dangerously. Stair way to heaven indeed. Or hell? Who cares as long as they serve good beer.

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