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

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 56
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

SaltySizzle, Nov 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.1%

TheElbow, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

sil1, Nov 11, 2013
4/5  rDev -9.5%

JDJTEXAS, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Johnny58, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

drewone, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

ezperkins2, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

jaylib, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

strongaf, Aug 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Tom-Peters, Aug 26, 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%

SocalKicks, Aug 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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

SoCalStout, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

deniserat, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

spycow, May 12, 2013
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

jbuddle, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Rempo, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

rand, Apr 11, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

corby112, Apr 09, 2013
Box Set Track #6 - Highway To Hell from The Lost Abbey
97 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.