Dead Man’s Game by The Lost Abbey is a 14% ABV American Strong Ale/Cuvee of a Belgian Quadrupel ale aged in Bourbon Barrels and an English Barleywine aged in Rum Barrels
Obtained this one at my local Total Wine & More. The combination of two barrels has always been an up and coming unique trait of breweries. While it is now easier to find specialty aged beers, it is surely difficult to find some that actually do two or three barrels or more. So in those cases, a beer that is aged in several liquors may promise to be something truly unique. For the beers at the Lost Abbey, I have always liked certain beers they release even though some maybe totally out of my price range. Regardless, this one is one you can also find. Let’s have a look, cheers!
Rum, bourbon, tropical notes, dark fruit, Belgian candi sugar, cinnamon, brown sugar, figgy pudding, sweetened condensed milk, flan, bananas, clove spice, tiramasu, port wine hints, Chambord raspberry liqueur, almond joy cookies, marshmallow smores, rocky road ice cream, oak,vanilla and dulce de leche caramel.
Dark Chocolate, bourbon, rum, oak, dark fruit raisins, plums, figs, prunes, blackberries, currants, cherries, vanilla, dulce de leche caramel, German chocolate, chocolate mousse, Mexican raisin bread, marshmallows, piloncillo sugar cone, Belgian candi sugar, cinnamon, brown sugar, figgy pudding, sweetened condensed milk, flan, bananas, clove spice, tiramasu, port wine hints, Chambord raspberry liqueur, almond joy cookies, marshmallow smores, rocky road ice cream, wafflecone, toasted rye bread, wine grapes, stone fruits, honey, fruit cake, agave, dates, slight mango, tropical fruit and toasted coconut flavor.
Fishing with complex caramels, oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, sweetened condensed milk, bananas, clove spice, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, pecan pie, hazelnut nectar, anise, molasses, flan, rum, bourbon and marshmallows. Slight booziness but not detracting from the awesome flavors, murky dark brown full body, smooth, creamy and chewey mouthfeel along with a sipping drinkability.
Pretty damn amazing! Exceptional and well one that is certainly worth cellaring. I really love this one as it complements the other cuvees of Cuvee De Tomme and Deliverance. Complexities from both barrels showcasing the special nuances that come with these complex beers. It is surely a bucket lister for me as I love the original beers on their own and love this blend even more. Cheers!
Shiro from Deadman Wonderland was the perfect choice to pair with this beer not only for the sake of the name and for an anime based on death games. This beer also pairs well with Shiro’s dual personality as done with the Double barrel of bourbon and rum so both instances show case the complexity of the experience here. Shiro is also the color of death as well so overall, it was the best choice.