Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia | The Lost Abbey

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3.88/5
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121 Ratings
Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To GeorgiaBox Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "Vern". Reviews from 2011 are for the initial pilot batch (Vern) of what would become Track 11 the next year.

A experimental re-mix track, Track 12 is our Angel’s Share that we aged in fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 9 months. To this we added some awesome whole peach slivers, black tea, and a splash of Brettanomyces Clausenni to ferment the peaches. The beer has a great peach nose and a long carmelized bourbon finish. One of the most experimental of all the track series beers.

Added by HopHead84 on 08-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,354
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
121
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
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21
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16
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by BigJK:
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Photo of heddar33
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Lost Abbey Track Set Dinner with Tomme Arthur
O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Murky dark brown with dark orange/ruby edges with a very thin collar of khaki-colored crown.

A sweet, boozy, and fruit-forward aroma. The base beer is still evident, but the spirit and the peaches nearly overshadow it. There's good amounts of oak, toffee, and alcohol as well. I don't think everything marries together here as nicely as hoped. Perhaps age would change things some.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, though the base beer is even more hidden. The sweet peach elements overwhelm, along with good amounts of alcohol heat, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. There's just a hint of a tea character, but probably only because I'm searching for it.

Full body with low, creamy carbonation.

One of my least favorite of the Track Set series beers. Perhaps age will allow this one to marry more because I like the idea behind this beer. It just doesn't come together particularly well currently.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a comingled brown, light black, toffee kind of appearance, lots of sediment or roughage in the liquid, you can't see through it with a flashlight, despite it not necessarily being all that dark. Aroma is a little more enjoyable, the black tea and peaches, heavy on the booze, which it smells more of then bourbon per se. I was hoping for a little more peach presence.

Taste, the peach is rearing its slightly above negligible head, the bourbon is coming out more, the booziness yields way to a more comfortable warming feeling as I start to acclimate my senses to this very unique beer. The tea is a nice addition, another one of those things I don't like individually, but works in beer sometimes. A cool little tartness finally peeks out at me as it warms up a little.

I dunno, glad I got to try it, but can't help but feel that I wish I was in town for any of the other track releases instead. Oh well, cool ass bottle art bumped the overall score up from its deserved 3.5 to 4.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown with maroon accents in a thick and hazy body

S - Nice bourbon notes, light oak, and slight peach sweetness

T - Heavy spice fro the HH bourbon, nice sweetness from the peaches, dark fruit and an oak presence from the barrels. There is also a sweet vanilla that adds a nice layer of complexity and sweetness to it

M - Medium syrupy body with spiciness near the back end

O - The second barreling of the Angel's share adds a lot of bourbon and spice to the beer. The peaches add a nice sweetness to it. Definitely a new layer of complexity to the angels share that I enjoy.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Brown body with the slightest hint of life. A few wisps and a thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Caramel. Fruity, not what I'd call peach though. Raisins. Tea, if I really think about it.

Taste - Much fruitier. Stone fruits very strong. Fruity caramel flavor that lingers. Very sweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Sugary and kinda tough to drink. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not impressive. Very sweet.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of emerge077
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce corked and caged bottle, no dating that I noticed but I'm pretty sure it's a somewhat newer release since it doesn't have Track 11 on the label. Served in a Teku glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, black tea, caramel and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, with bourbon, vanilla, black tea, peach, molasses, brown sugar, raisin, oak and chocolate flavors. It's a mostly sweet tasting brew! Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and smooth with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, hopefully I can find another bottle soon! $16.99 a bottle.

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Photo of TruePerception
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly to patches with light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, dark and lightly caramel malt, dark dried fruit, a hint of peach that I would have missed if it wasn't such an important part of this ale; bourbon dominates. Flavor is dark, dry caramel malt, bourbon, figs, dates, peach and plum; all rather well melded together like a mixed dried fruit bar, a little cocoa. Medium bodied with nice light creaminess. Not sure about the "American barleywine" designation here, this has more of a classic American strong ale body with dark malt, but plenty of dried fruit. The bourbon is a bit forward, but that's never a big problem for me, it seems like bourbon meld well with most ale flavors. I was a little nervous after the aroma seemed muddled, but the flavor is good. There are a lot of dried fruit flavors, but so well balanced that none stand out. Dried peach is there, but like with the aroma, I probably would have missed it if I wasn't expecting it. Frankly a bit more fresh peach would have been great in this particular ale. I do not detect any of the black tea, but perhaps it contributes to a light bitterness in the finish. Brett is a perfect deft touch without standing out. Overall very drinkable and enjoyable, but does not really stand out from other well made strong ales to my palate. The beer in this series have been well worth trying; at the price point I probably wouldn't repeat many of them, but feel I got my value in this and the other big, flavorful installments. I will always pick these up.

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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy brown body with no head. Nose had caramel and booze, ripe peach, oak, and an odd note of black tea. Lot of peach on the palate, lot of caramel too. Boozy but not especially harsh. The addition of tea is odd and unnecessary, but it's not a big detraction. Barrel takes backseat to peach, but it's still there. Body is full. Feels a bit syrupy. Not a bad beer at all, but not something I'd like to drink a lot of.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 121 ratings