Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by starrdogg:
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +0.2%
Served alongside Deliverance.
Beer pours a dark brown/nearly black with hardly any head at all. Smell is an awesome mix of brandy and bourbon with some cocoa notes as well. Really nice. Flavor follows the nose, it's got some great barrel notes, bourbon flavor is big here and the brandy is more subdued (as these things tend to go). It's got a good amount of sweetness, but not overwhelmingly so, and has some nice chocolate cake notes. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, another great beer. I can't tell how it compares to the Deliverance, as that beer is two years old and hasn't aged all that well, but this is very impressive in its own right.
12-10-2012 00:18:19 | More by starrdogg
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -5.2%
Track #6. 12.7oz bottle. No date.
Look: Ink black, opaque, no head, but plenty of legs
Smell: Brandy soaked chocolate cake, raisins, char, alcohol
Taste: Viscous, creamy, sweet, boozy, brandy, port, peppery, chocolate, black treacle, cookie dough, roasty, charred raisins, mild oxidation, lingering molasses sweetness
This is one hell of a deliciously evil nightcap. Robust, boozy, flavorful and moreish.
05-10-2013 04:35:24 | More by Todd
4.11/5 rDev -7%
12.7 brown caged and corked bottle, no freshness date.
Black, opaque and no head. Has legs. Brandy, burnt sugar, figgy, lots of wood, spice, cocoa, and faint citrus peel in the nose. Fullish body, creamy, oaky, brandy, creamy sherry, peppery alcohol, very warming, boozy, burnt raisins, slightly viscous, woody slowly drying finish.
By far the best out of the bunch within the first six tracks. Not for its size obviously but for the execution of putting this brew together.
05-10-2013 04:31:39 | More by Jason
4.63/5 rDev +4.8%
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA
Just about black in color with a very small dark brown head. This leaves nearly no stick down the glass, but that can be expected with a barrel-aged treat this high in ABV.
Rich, sweet, and earthy aroma of melted milk and dark chocolates, Raisinets, and delicious chocolate-covered cherries. There's also some wood and brandy elements shining through as well. Fantastic.
The flavor is similar to the aroma, with big notes of rich, earthy, bittersweet chocolate pushing everything else to the side, with brandy-soaked raisin and cherry flavors complementing the chocolate nicely. There's also lingering flavors of bourbon, wood, and mild roast.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Decadent.
Fantastic. A welcome departure from the other Box Set beers; this was delicious.
06-27-2012 16:14:48 | More by ehammond1
4.25/5 rDev -3.8%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Mostly flat and very dark, but just shy of black. Leggy and viscous.
Smell - Lots of brandy and bourbon. Toffee and caramel. Dark roasted malts. Boozy.
Taste - Strong brandy and vanilla. Chocolate comes behind it. The finish is boozy with a nice blend of sweet dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel - Very boozy. The body drops off a bit. Low carbonation.
Overall - Barrel aged sugar bomb. Very tasty.
12-23-2013 19:04:16 | More by Alieniloquium
4.48/5 rDev +1.4%
Syrupy dark brown body, verging on black. Smells awesome, very similar to this year's deliverance but more refined, less boozy. Lot of toffee, chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Rum raisin. Big bourbon and brandy notes. Palate is excellent. Bourbon soaked chocolate cake, dark fruit, toffee, spicy oak. Full bodied with noticeable but mellow alcohol. Outstanding stuff.
04-08-2013 03:43:08 | More by largadeer
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
Pours black in color with a thin khaki colored head. Rich and decadent nose to this. Bourbon and brandy with tons of vanilla. A definite booziness, but it’s enjoyable. Plenty of chocolate, some dark fruit, and a touch of roasted malt. The flavor is quite sweet with lots of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. The flavors of the brandy and bourbon are very pronounced and enjoyable as well.
08-07-2012 04:37:02 | More by womencantsail
Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell from The Lost Abbey
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