Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell - The Lost Abbey
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4.36/5 rDev -1.4%
Thanks to Todd for getting me comically drunk in preparation for Outer Space Disco Dancing at Neo.
A - Thin white foam settles to a thin collar and nothing else. Near-black body. Ominous, and appropriate for the style and ABV.
S - Huge chocolate fudge, some whiskey, roasted malts, light oak, hint of tobacco, faint char, and even more chocolate fudge (so nice, I said it twice). Some alcohol, but not as boozy as I was expecting.
T - Caramel, fudge, vanilla, oak, roast, whiskey, sweet malts, hint of brandy. Again, perhaps a touch of alcohol, but nothing untoward considering the monstrous ABV.
M - Medium-full body, pleasant lower carbonation, dry and oaky finish. Some alcohol warmth, but closer to a 10% beer in my experience.
D - An excellent spin on Deliverance - might actually be a superior blend here. A 375ml bottle might be excessive, but I'd give it a try all the same. Hopefully this gets remade on occasion as well, as it seems like it should be pretty easy to do.
05-21-2013 14:55:35 | More by MasterSki
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
4.76/5 rDev +7.7%
Draft at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, PA.
Pitch black and completely opaque with a one finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Good retention for the style. Spotty lacing left behind.
Very inviting aroma with a really nice barrel character that doesn't overpower the notes of the base beers. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, gourmet coffee and caramel. Prominent toasted oak and a strong vanilla presence along with some marshmallow and toasted coconut mellowing out the spicy bourbon and brandy notes. Sweet and desert like silky malt backbone with baker's chocolate, fudge and chocolate cake followed by some toffee and espresso. Smells amazing!
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a really complex and delicious flavor profile. Really nice spirit presence that's perfectly integrated into the dark malt elements of the base beers. Dry toasted oak, vanilla, marshmallow and toasted coconut along with spicy bourbon and sweet brandy notes. This is coutered by luscious dark chocolate, toffee, coconut, perfectly roasted espresso bean and vanilla bean. The malt backbone has a ton of fudge-y chocolate flavor that is such a perfect compliment to the barrel notes and sweet alcohol. The high abv is excellently masked making this complex and delicious beer dangerously drinkable. One of the best barrel aged beers I've had.
04-09-2013 00:55:25 | More by corby112
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
4.19/5 rDev -5.2%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours an almost opaque crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty but pretty strong.
03-11-2013 19:30:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
District of Columbia
4.45/5 rDev +0.7%
Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. I think I might prefer Deliverance slightly to this, but this is still great.
Pours still and dark black with no lacing of head into the glass. Bradny and bourbon are definitely obvious in the smell, but brandy actually is the more prominent! Surprising. Oak and heavy malts compliment the spirits, but it seems on the edge of 'boozy', though for me booze is ok with these beers as long as the flavors round out.
Taste is warm and dessert like with equal parts of roasted stout, barley, brandy, and bourbon no hops to speak of here. Much rounder and delicious than the smell had foretold. Lost abbery does these barrel aged strong ales very very well.
Round feel, drinks great! Nice brew.
01-25-2013 14:42:16 | More by Dreadnaught33
Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell from The Lost Abbey
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