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Box Set Track #13 - Message In A Bottle - The Lost Abbey

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Box Set Track #13 - Message In A BottleBox Set Track #13 - Message In A Bottle

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BA SCORE
88
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.85% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

An American Barleywine aged in McCall Cognac Barrels with sour cherries and orange zest.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-25-2012)
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375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Tiny head. No pop on opening. Murky brown.

Smell - Lots of cognac barrel. Vanilla. Lots of caramel and raisins.

Taste - Loads of cognac again. Great cognac flavor. Buckets of toffee and deep brown sugar. Hot finish.

Mouthfeel - Boozy up front, mostly from the amount of liquor flavor it took on from the barrel. Not quite as warming as the booziness suggests. Well carbonated despite the lack of a pop.

Overall - Not very complex, but the barrel flavors make up for it.

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12/01/2012

Bottle into stemware.

A: Dark reddish brown with a big beige head. Scattered lacing.

S: Raisin blends with plum, cherry, cognac, and oak. There's a little vanilla in there and a touch of orange with brown sugar, bread, and caramel.

T: Raisin, cognac, oak, some lightly sour cherry. Malt is bready and robust. Light alcohol presence. A little plum and orange. Tannic fruity finish.

M: Lower full body with lower high carbonation. Creamy, sticky mouthfeel with warming.

Overall: Pretty nice and a successful beer version of an old fashioned.

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Box Set Track #13 - Message In A Bottle from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.