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

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 16
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 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 rudzud
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Once again, big thanks to Alec for this VIP box. Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark chestnut hue with no head, very still, however, the legs on this are incredible.

S - Aromas of stale tea, candy sugary malts, rotten vegetables, oxidation, cardboard, bbq sauce. Really don't like this aroma.

T - Taste is thankfully different than the nose. Loads of malt sweetness, candy sugar, older stale hops, bourbon, really faint tea. The peach is non-existent. The bourbon is nice with good light barrel notes, the malt is nicely sweet, no real alcohol burn. The beer does come across as tired, but I long for peaches and brett c.

M - Mouthfeel is mostly still, alcohol is really hidden.

O - Overall while this beer had no alcohol burn, there also no tea, peaches, and barely any brett c. Really unfortunate.

Serving type: bottle

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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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