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

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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 | website

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
70
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
18.03%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
10
For Trade:
2
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3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Opens with minimal pop and pours out murky and flat, a very unappealing looking beer. Lots of buttery bourbon in the nose, with a funky decaying vegetable aspect hiding under that. I'm not sure if that's coming from the tea or something else. The beer is fairly sweet with medium bourbon character and mild flavors of overripe peach, and a slight sour note. Minimal carbonation, and a medium-heavy mouthfeel. Something of a mess of a beer.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ehammond1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +2%
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 +12.1%
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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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
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 GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of largadeer
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
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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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of deniserat
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rand
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.31/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piddmeista
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Another one split with rudzud.

Still beer with no head, big long legs, dark murky mahogany molasses brown color.

Nose is nice, aged dark malt, sweet candied dates, caramel, molasses, fig paste, just a touch of booze, with hint of phenols, into nice bourbon, whisky barrel with vanilla oak, little nutty, weird dried stale herbal tea, weird rotten vegetable thing leads into a mild bbq sauce thing. Little oxidation.

Taste starts with thick syrupy malts, fairly sweet, aged dark malt effect, molasses, with mild vegetal thing again into bbq sauce again. Mild oxidation, soft malt, caramel molasses, hint of booze and phenols, candied dark fruits fig paste, etc. Touch of bourbon and whisky, little vanilla oak. Finish is sticky syrupy, no real booze, syrupy molasses caramel lingering, and hint if oxidation.

Mouth is fuller bod, syrupy, almost no carb, very little booze either.

Overall looked awesome but such a letdown.

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Photo of SoCalStout
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Grant35
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Muddled brown and black. Lots of floaties. Aroma was tea and peaches, interesting, not sweet tea and peaches likes its Georgia mind you.

Taste was a mix of peach, bourbon, tea, toffee, minimal tartness in the mouthfeel.

Not worth the price of admission, I've had more than half of the box set beers, this is clearly the worst of the bunch imho.

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Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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