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Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

72 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 56
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

For the past two years The Lost Abbey has released a winter barrel aged blended strong ale. This amazing blend of beer has focused on a marriage between Bourbon Barrel Aged Serpents Stout and Brandy Barrel Aged Angel’s Share. We believe it’s one of the most amazing barrel releases we do each fall.

But in the spirit of old recordings and records I started thinking what would happen if we played this one in reverse? Would we hear the Demon himself on the record? So with that, we flipped the blend on its ears and spun it backwards. The result is a blend of Brandy Barrel Aged Serpent’s Stout and some Bourbon Barrel Aged Angel’s Share.

It’s still an epic struggle between good and evil, only this time we slowed it down and played it in reverse.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-11-2012)
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Reviews by starrdogg:
Photo of starrdogg
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

starrdogg, Dec 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Todd
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Todd, May 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.11/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, May 10, 2013
Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

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.

ehammond1, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

acurtis, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Johnny58
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Johnny58, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of TheElbow
5/5  rDev +13.1%

TheElbow, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Gonzoillini, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, Dec 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

GRG1313, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

rowbow, Jun 06, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

largadeer, Apr 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Lfty357, Jul 07, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%

wethorseblanket, Oct 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

jimjim123, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

deniserat, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

rand, Apr 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Piddmeista, Aug 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

SoCalStout, Jun 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Grant35, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

drewone, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

SocalKicks, Aug 17, 2013
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Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.