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
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
103 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:
#13,160
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
103
pDev:
14.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
16
Trade:
3
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Photo of DotBier
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of bshefftz
4.9/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is a review of the 2017 release, not the original box set brew. I thought this was a great twist on a favorite beer (Angel's Share) with a hint of black tea bitterness and peach sweetness adding to the base.

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Photo of Grant35
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of jvillefan
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of tsauce2
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Jsalz21
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a deep reddish/brown with minimal head and no lacing.

The smell is a seemingly perfect balance of chocolate, dark fruits, and bourbon. Nothing overpowers.

The taste starts and ends very sweet with nice peach flavor on the finish. The middle had strong bourbon, raisin, and milk chocolate flavors.

The mouthfeel is slightly thick with minimal carbonation. It's incredibley smooth with a of carbonation at the back of the throat.

Overall this beer is really great. It's an almost perfect blend of flavors with an amazing mouthfeel.

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Photo of LockeSD
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Avatar113
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DodgerLove
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greenspointexas
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours hazy very dark brown color with a small dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, peach, fig, date, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, marshmallow, brown bread, and herbal black tea; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, molasses, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Some booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrels, fruity yeast, and peach/black tea notes; with great strength. Taste of huge caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, peach, fig, date, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, marshmallow, brown bread, and herbal black tea; with lighter notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, molasses, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruit, peach, apricot, apple, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, marshmallow, brown bread, herbal black tea, light chocolate/fudge/molasses, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrels, fruity yeast, and peach/black tea flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Lightly slick, sticky, chalky, tannic, and drying. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 12.5%, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible English Barleywine/strong ale style. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt, bourbon barrels, fruity yeast, and peach/black tea flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Very rich and complex. Perfectly balanced malts, bourbon barrels, and fruity Brett C flavors; with nice presence of the peaches/tea, without overwhelming the base beer. Amazing barrel integration; without being overly boozy, tannic, or drying. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Brickwood on 09/27/17.

Lots of caramel, chocolate and bourbon on the nose. Mostly caramel malt on the palate with cocoa, bourbon and subtle peach notes. I'd like to see the peach flavor be more dominant. Otherwise, a solid effort.

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4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Brown, cloudy, creamy looking. No head or lacing

S - Brown sugar, bourbon

T - Sweet up front, raisons, and bourbon is very evident

F - Medium body and light carbonation

O - Excellent BBA ale. Enjoyed it

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rick760Sd
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Jwale73
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Armsby Abbey. Pours an inky black with a dense, one inch, khaki-colored head embedded with tiny divers. Head exhibits excellent retention. Nose expresses toffee and fudge with just a trace of ethanol. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of sugar plums, more fudge and booze. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body but comes off a little thin for such a big beer. Carbonation is mild and subdued with some residual ethanol heat. Overall, a great beer which will only appreciate with some cellar time.

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Photo of hermit990
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daem3384
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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