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

Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To GeorgiaBox Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia
BA SCORE
3.78/5
84 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:
#19,751
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
84
pDev:
15.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
9
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 19
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity finish and an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
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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3.77/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nearing the end here. Yet another Lost Abbey tick shared by Todd.

A - Minimal white foam settles to a thin partial cap. Murky and turbid brown body.

S - An odd mix of bourbon and black tea, with only a hint of peach. This is the Angel's Share base, you say? Astringent, and quite strange. Sweetness comes a bit out more as it warms up.

T - The taste is significantly better, with more sweet caramel malts from the base beer and less tea. Peaches come through a little more, and there's mild tropical brightness imparted by the brett. Still, largely caramel, oaky vanilla, brown sugar, and so forth here. Alcohol is well-hidden, which is nice.

M - Surprisingly thin, especially when compared directly to Bourbon Angel's Share. Lower carbonation, surprisingly smooth texture, with less tannins than I expected from fruit, tea, oak, and so forth. Again, well-hidden booze.

D - The smell was very strange, and a tad off-putting, but otherwise I enjoyed this for the most part. The tea seems a bit unnecessary.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown in color with orangish brown highlights and a thin head that barely left any lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely was able to sniff out the peachy fruit with a good bourbon presence, woody vanilla notes oozing out, hints of tea, caramel and brown sugar sweetness was pretty potent.

T: it had the angels share character for sure which consisted of brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, a touch of toffee but with great peachy fruit that accentuated the overall flavor and woody vanilla notes. It did have plenty of bourbon barrel booze and mild tea qualities.

M: the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a sweet, semi fruity, boozy, woody and sticky finish.

O: angel share is a tasty beer but have to say that the peaches really take it to the next level. I honestly didn't get any of the brett character though, it's all good it was still damn tasty.

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Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To Georgia from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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