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
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
18.03%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
9
For Trade:
2
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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2.12/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. If I had a chance to try this again, I would like to to give it another chance since it seemed others sort of enjoyed it, but it did not work well at all for me. Lost abbey is a phenomenal brewery, but this one was just not right.

The beer is muddy brown with no head or lacing, solid look.

The smell seems like a strong ale that just has most of the major flavors toned down, the tea and peach seem to just decrease the aromas as opposed to adding new elements to the base beer, just doesn't seem like a good combination.

And I was totally right that this combination does not work. The tea and base beer of brandy angels share completely clash and end up tasting like the really bad tea at a bad hotel in a plastic cup that seeps it's plastic flavor into the beverage itself. Bitter, molded fruit flavors, it is rough and for me completely undrinkable, I had no choice but to nail this beer because of these reasons, I'm sorry lost abbey.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lost Abbey track beer tasting.

The beer is mahogany hued with a small beige head. The aroma offers booze, oak, dark fruit, funkadelic oddities. Hmm...the flavor is eh...some nail polish and alcohol with dark fruit, maybe cherries soaked in alcohol. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Unbalanced and hot. Perhaps not as bad as I made it sound, but not on par with a special release from Lost Abbey. Tea is subtle and lost in the melange of palate atrocities. Mediocre.

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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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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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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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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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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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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3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

8/20/2011

On tap at Lost Abbey. This is Bourbon Angel's Share with black tea and peaches.

A: Murky brown with a small bubbly crown.

S: Caramel, brown sugar, peach, and black tea. Alcohol is evident in the aroma. Vanilla accompanies prominent bourbon and date notes. The peaches and tea compliment the Bourbon Angel's Share.

T: Sweet peach and caramel with chocolate, date, and pronounced yet integrated black tea. The peaches are nice with the traditional Angel's Share notes. Bourbon is huge, with accompanying fusel alcohol. Brown sugar melds with vanilla and oak. I think the black tea detracts and I can't say I welcome its  addition. Finishes with some astringency and lingering bourbon tea.

M: Full body with low carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: An interesting experiment that's enjoyable in small quantities. The tea works better in the aroma than in the flavor.

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Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia from The Lost Abbey
3.55 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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