Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #11 (Devil Went Down to Georgia)

RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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His name is Matt Vandenberghe and he created a sweet peach tea drink using Eagle Rare Bourbon as the base spirit. Tomme had a chance to taste these magical drinks during Seattle Beer Week a few years ago and has been looking at recreating this cocktail in beer. The base beer is our famous Angel’s Share that we aged in fresh Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 9 months. To this we added some awesome whole peach slivers 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

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Bule (2238) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2017
375ml bottle of 2017 re-release. Pours a dark brown color without any head. Low carb. Nice peach fruit coming through. Hot bourbon.

4
thorongil2 (3341) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2017
(Bottle) clear, bright orange brown colour with a small beige head; aroma of peach liqeour, jam; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter sweet finish; thick palate

4.2
superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2017
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.

4.1
bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2017
375 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a transient tan smear. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate. Maybe a fruit note. Full bodied. Flavor starts bourbon/chocolate, then some peach moves in. Lots of treacle in a darkish way. Earthy. Not excessively undry. Not at all bitter. Maybe it's what would come from a liquor filled chocolate with bourbon and peach. Maybe the earthiness is Brettiness, but ? Quite delicious.

4.3
Learninbeer (625) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2017
The aroma is sweet, malts, some peach, dates, licorice. Pours a golden brown with virtually no head, very good lacing. The taste is a medium sweet and bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation average and the finish is long. Very Very Good!!

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2818) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Nearly black color with a tan head. Aroma is oak barrel, alcohol, caramel, dark sugary malt. Medium to full body, alcohol, wood, vanilla and dark malt flavors dominate.

3.6
rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Tap. Hazy brown with small head. Sweet brown sugar body, moderate warming. Light bourbon. Dark fruit. Sadly, none of the tart or funky notes that others are noting. Maybe a bit of peach if I search for it. No tea noticeable.

4.1
tmoreau (4579) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2017
12.7 oz. bottle poured to my sampler glass at the 8th WCD Trade Expo, showing a clear, deep walnut color, with some amber highlighting, a rocky layer of brownish tan froth, and foamy & leggy spots of lacing. The nose was subtle yeast, cocoa, dark caramel, barrel hints, vanilla, bourbon, and dark & dried fruit. Full bodied, with low carbonation, and similar notes in the flavor, the texture was syrupy, with moderate sweetness, bourbony booze, some earthy & tannic bitterness, but the brett & peach were somewhat hidden, imo. Who cares! I really liked this Angel Share+, and the added bonus of being poured by Tomme.

4
koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickey’s 30th birthday bash on November 05. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a dark reddish brown with a thin cap of egg shell colored head ad no lace as it disappears quickly. The aroma is great. There is a lot of tart peach right up front, a strong funky brett, and a light roast on the back end. There is a hint of charred wood and a little alcohol, but it’s really well balanced. The flavor is much of the same. There is a little more vanilla with the peach and funk, but it’s real good. The mouth feel is a little heavy, but well carbonated and lingeringly fruity and bitter. This is a surprising beer.

4
hackobock (4067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
Murky reddish brown, minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and slight fruity with caramel, bourbon, some vanilla, raisins, some fudge, peach. Taste is sweet, malty, slight fruity tartness. Finish is sweet, malty, fruity and slight vinous with caramel, raisins, fudge, oak, bourbon, some sweet juicy peaches. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Nice sweet and smooth maltiness with hints of fruity pulpy notes.


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