Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil - The Lost Abbey
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District of Columbia
2.35/5 rDev -33.2%
Bottle shared thanks to starrdogg from an awesome trader in CA! Tried in order with all tracks in the series. I'm showing no sympathy with this beer, did not care for it at all. Totally a miss for me.
The beer has a nice look when poured, having a darker dark brown color and a ring of head.
When you smell this beer, it does not seem appetizing. To me, I interpret it as the plastic bag smell from your local supermarket, for me it's safeway here in DC. It's hard to nail down anything after I get that in my head, but you can still tell there are beer components beneath that. The taste at least has some interesting notes, but mostly it is not very good either with maple soaked malt and burned cherry. Corn product cereal notes and maybe a splash of bourbon. Chestnut?
Feel is ok, but this beer is a dud. Avoid.
01-25-2013 14:29:35 | More by Dreadnaught33
2.49/5 rDev -29.3%
Track #4. 12.7oz bottle. No date.
Look: Opaque, pitch black, no lacing
Smell: Funky cheese rinds, old pennies, bourbon, wet cardboard
Taste: Firm, flat, dark malts, treacle, blue cheese funk, metallic, spicy, peppery, red wine, boozy, bourbon, wood and a papery linger
You really need to let this one breathe and warm up a bit before judging it, but even then this is one outlandishly funky beer. The bourbon and red win barrels clash, oxidation has taken root and there's definitely some other undesirable characters that have come to show their sympathy.
05-10-2013 03:20:47 | More by Todd
2.75/5 rDev -21.9%
Dark brown almost black body with a wispy head. Manure-like brett aroma that's pretty unappealing. Lot of currant and red wine, a little acetone. Palate is odd - heavy on the red wine and currants up front. Full bodied. Becomes more roasty and chocolatey toward the finish. Lot of red wine in the finish, drying oak and more of that harsh medicinal brett flavor. Not a terrible beer, but not a winner.
04-08-2013 03:03:22 | More by largadeer
2.88/5 rDev -18.2%
Bottle poured into a snifter. Had as part of a NWI tasting group Bourbon County tasting night.
A - Dark brown with a red tint to it. Small reddish white head fades quickly and leaves minimal lacing
S - Tart cherries, lemon, Brett, and light oak make a nice complex nose. It actually reminded a lot of Red Poppy in the nose
T - Tart lemon up front before a strong blue cheese taste comes up. Lemongrass and oak are in the finish but they can't cut the funky blue cheese that lingers on. There is just too much going on with this and, while it could be good, it just doesn't come together well. It is nowhere near as good as it smelled
MF - Lots of carbonation with a light softness that comes in the middle with the funky, brett and blue cheese flavors. Rather dry finish
O - While I'm happy to have this shared with me, it was a bit of a disappointment overall. I thought this one had create potential as I smelled it but once I went in for a taste, that's where the disappointment started to creep in. I don't mind funk or blue cheese flavors in beers but something in this blend just does not work as the flavors don't meld making this one taste off.
12-30-2012 04:00:21 | More by jeonseh
2.94/5 rDev -16.5%
12.7 brown caged and corked bottle, no freshness date.
Black hued brew, virtually no head. Dank aroma, blue veined cheese, wood, burnt grass, diaper, booze soaked cherries, pungent funk. Overly ripened fruit, white peppercorn spicy alcohol, funky, faint molasses, wood tannin, bourbon, vinous,
Serve this one at cellar temp please ... you regret it otherwise. ;-) Even then, this brew is a bit of a chore to even sip. The intentions were true but something is amiss here. Perhaps the bourbon & wine character just does not work here with the funk that it has. Let it breathe a bit and jump in ... different.
05-10-2013 03:15:50 | More by Jason
District of Columbia
3.15/5 rDev -10.5%
Lost Abbey track beer tasting.
The beer is dark chestnut with a quarter inch of beige head that quickly fades to nil. The aroma offers alcohol, overly ripened fruit, cherries. While the aroma is suspect, the flavor is what you might call a hot mess. Lots of boozy fruity booze soaked fruit with booze. A touch of steak sauce perhaps. Light to medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. I wasn't too keen on this one.
12-09-2012 23:24:12 | More by Huhzubendah
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Very dark, nearly black. Biggest head of the Box Set so far. Looks genuinely nice.
Smell - Smells like a schwartzbier. Slight bretty aroma with lots of chocolate.
Taste - Brett character is strongest. Chocolate comes through behind it, mostly bitter dark chocolate. Lots of brett acidity coming through. Kinda bland.
Mouthfeel - Buckets of brett. Dry and medium light bodied. No head. Overly carbonated.
Overall - The least exciting so far. Boring beer with some brett.
12-23-2013 18:55:46 | More by Alieniloquium
Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.