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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

69 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 19
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An American Barleywine aged in McCall Cognac Barrels with sour cherries and orange zest.
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3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. This wasn't the strongest finish to a very interesting set of beers.

Looks brown to reddish in the body of the beer without really anything in terms of carbonation or head present. The smell is obviously a barleywine but perhaps more in the english style with less hops and more carmel maltyness. Some berry and cherry, and then more caramel!

The taste is Ok. Honey sweet malts and then plenty of alcohol booze. Meh. Feel is hotter than even I like (I'm into bourbon and scotch neat) and thin. again, meh.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Muddy red color, no head. Nose is interesting, an odd mix of bitter citrus and cherry, backed by booze, barrel and caramel. This does smell surprisingly close to a Manhattan. Palate is similar, bitter citrus with tart cherry, oak and brandy. Fairly dry for such a big barleywine. Finishes pretty dry, semi-bitter. An odd but enjoyable beer.

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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poure a pale chocolate brown in color with slight orange highlights and a very thin head that barely left any lacing sticking to the glass.

S: it honestly reminded me of hawaiian punch but barrel aged. The cherries were noticeable with hints of orange zest, a little caraamel, brown sugar sweetness and hints of toffee.

T: the cognac barrel character was more apparent on the palate which had a bit of booze prsence but blended quite well with the cherries. It did have a little orange zest zing, plenty of caramel, a touch of vanilla, toffee and brown sugar notes.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, semi fruity and boozy finish.

O: It was one of my least favorite of the box set but it looks like it could definitely get better with time.

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