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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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Jslay013

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.2%

09-13-2013 23:10:08 | More by Jslay013
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

04-08-2013 02:58:15 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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mroberts1204

California

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

12-09-2012 21:28:17 | More by mroberts1204
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

2.35/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 14:29:35 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Todd

Colorado

2.49/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 03:20:47 | More by Todd
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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

03-11-2013 16:26:48 | More by GRG1313
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AlexChillton

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

09-01-2013 21:47:08 | More by AlexChillton
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-05-2014 02:48:26 | More by Gonzoillini
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

02-11-2014 01:06:28 | More by enelson
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largadeer

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 03:03:22 | More by largadeer
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akang

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-13-2014 06:53:19 | More by akang
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topdown

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

12-20-2013 21:02:24 | More by topdown
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jeonseh

Indiana

2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:00:21 | More by jeonseh
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 03:15:50 | More by Jason
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DarthKostrizer

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-10-2014 18:30:37 | More by DarthKostrizer
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rand

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-11-2013 02:45:30 | More by rand
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-23-2014 23:30:11 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-17-2014 17:16:36 | More by BMart
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 23:24:12 | More by Huhzubendah
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 18:55:46 | More by Alieniloquium
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-24-2013 16:10:16 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-12-2013 20:36:13 | More by spycow
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illidurit

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-29-2013 00:35:05 | More by illidurit
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jbuddle

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-25-2013 13:32:56 | More by jbuddle
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-08-2013 02:59:34 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.