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Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil - The Lost Abbey

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Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The DevilBox Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil

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BA SCORE
80
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.33% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

From the Remixed Track, Track 4 is a deep, black blended beer comprised of two barrels of a base component of Veritas 009, and Hot Rocks aged in Red Wine Barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2012)
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KyleMA

California

5/5  rDev +42%

06-21-2012 00:21:27 | More by KyleMA
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DotBier

California

5/5  rDev +42%

12-28-2012 07:21:59 | More by DotBier
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

01-09-2013 16:42:02 | More by Eriktheipaman
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a lost abbey stemmed glass on 4/21 at the lost abbey

A: very dark almost black with a film of brown tan head...that dissapates quickly... A bit of brown on the edges when held to the light....

S: deep red wine hits the nose right off along with oak blending beautifully with Brett funk. hints of chocolate and bourbon... An very intriguing and inviting nose.... Nice sourness, with a hint of dark sour cherry, a great nose!

T: wow... This is delicious. The way everything works together here is beautiful. I get sour cherry and red wine, along with some nice oak, then on the end it blends nicley into dark chocolate and a touch of burbon... Again everything is so well balanced and workin together here... I love it.

M: medium bodied with tight medium carbonation, a bit dry red wine finish, the tannins are deffinatly there, drinks like a red wine with a touch of carbonation....

O: this is a great beer! So lucky to have gotten to try this.... A great blend of flavors and complexities... Awesome... Don't know what else to say.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 17:36:22 | More by PeterIngemi
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BrewtifulMind

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

04-26-2012 06:25:21 | More by BrewtifulMind
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ehammond1


4.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

Nearly black with a moderately sized dark brown head and significantly more visible carbonation than all the previous Track series beer. This leaves the glass messy with irregular stick. Very nice.

The aroma is a wonderful combination and very unique as well: red wine, dark fruits, chocolate, roast, oak, red wine vinegar, and just a hint of alcohol.

The flavor is superb, incredibly drinkable, and incredibly complex. First comes a rich combination of ripe cherries, moderate sourness, oak, and maple, then after the swallow, flavors of roast, black bread, chocolate, and more oak linger. Complex and delicious. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Rich though incredibly drinkable.

One of the most interesting and delicious beers I've had in a very long time.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 01:05:09 | More by ehammond1
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Gobzilla

California

4.38/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a very dark brown in color with brown highlights and a thin head that dissipated quickly and left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: nice mixture of things going on in the aroma, chocolate and wine barrel notes being that upfront in the nose with sweetness consisting of a little toffee, caramel, hints of maple syrup, roasty presence, signs of booze and various dark fruit esters coming through as well.

T: the taste had a good tart bite alongside chocolatey notes, bourbon booze accents, semi dark fruity consisting of plums and raisins, great wine barrel character, a touch of vinous flavor but with sweet caramel, toffee, and very slight molasses.

M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, dark fruity, mild vinous wine barrel, chocolatey and tart finish.

O: very interesting beer all around that had a wide range of flavor and aroma. I was digging it.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 05:28:58 | More by Gobzilla
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deniserat

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-20-2013 22:37:39 | More by deniserat
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Soto

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-25-2013 06:16:45 | More by Soto
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sil1

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

10-06-2012 21:49:30 | More by sil1
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

09-16-2013 18:47:24 | More by bluerabbit
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a dark brown nearing black with a small tan head that slowly fades j to a gentle cap and collar. Scattered streaks are left around the glass.
Smell is of red cherries, wild yeast, Pinot noir wine, and dusty cocoa bars.
Taste is of the aromas with a burnt tar, raisins, charred wood, cherries, and perhaps some bourbon in the backdrop that is toned out by the red wine and vanilla.
Mouthfeel is chewy, full bodied, with tingling bubbles and tartness. Lots going on in this one. Delicious stuff that gets much better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 23:58:25 | More by weeare138
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HopHead84

California

4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/21/2012

Bottle into stemware at Lost Abbey.

A: Black with an attractive light brown head.

S: A marriage of dark fruit and chocolate in the aroma. Plum accompanies grape, raisin, and prune. Quite vinous. There's a little oak with a good amount of leather and earth. As the beer warms up I detect a lot of cherry and vanilla with a little caramel and bourbon. The red wine characteristics are stronger than I expected. Very fruity.

T: Lightly tart and mildly lactic with a firm leather presence. Dark fruits are pronounced. I detect lots of plum, grape, and prune. Tannins blend with oak and a restrained chocolate presence. I get a little caramel as well as a touch of alcohol (in the finish).

M: Lower full body with upper medium to lower high carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry and tannic.

Overall: I was a little skeptical when I learned of the blend, but this turned out to be really nice. 

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 06:37:33 | More by HopHead84
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Johnny58

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-02-2013 07:01:34 | More by Johnny58
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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-15-2013 18:10:28 | More by MRsojourner
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-23-2012 19:52:17 | More by nanobrew
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruit, wood, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells much better than it tastes in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 19:27:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-17-2013 01:19:57 | More by Janeinma
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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ACY73

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-23-2012 16:24:49 | More by ACY73
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Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
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