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

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Box Set Track #6 - Highway To HellBox Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

75 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 57
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of LockeSD
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SaltySizzle
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of TheElbow
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of sil1
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JDJTEXAS
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Johnny58
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ezperkins2
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jaylib
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Tom-Peters
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Piddmeista
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of NurseBri
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SoCalStout
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of illidurit
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MasterSki
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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.

Photo of deniserat
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Todd
4.19/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of Jason
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.