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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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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2012

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.
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very dark brown color with a very tiny off-white head. Scent is quite funky. Lots of brett with some cherry and wine-like aromas. Also has some stout aromas...subtle chocolate and roasted malt. More funk and barnyard characteristics. Taste is pretty weak at first. Not much going on with a bit of chocolate, watered down bourbon, and tart cherries. As the beer warmed up, it definitely got better...still not spectacular. More tartness shined through and became more vinous. The bourbon still isn't working too well with it. Mouthfeel is pretty spot-on. Drinkability is fair. Overall, this has been the only Track I have had the opportunity to try...kinda disappointed. I came for the DDG release, and this was the only special bottle left for purchase. Glad I got the bottle for my collection, but I would much rather have drank more tasters of Sister Mary Rita.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by Todd! Thanks bro!

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, leaving behind wisps and tiny specks of lace. Dark brown body that's largely opaque.

S - Heavy brett presence here. An odd mix of chocolate, bourbon, sweaty horse, and musty basement. Oddly medicinal and lightly vinous.

T - The taste is evocative of a brett-fermented stout, with a mix of chocolate and dusty attic, along with a slight hint of caramel. Not as wild as the aroma was, but still vaguely medicinal and mineral. Only mild vinous sourness in the periphery.

M - Smooth, medium body, that seems smaller and too thin than the listed ABV. Pleasant carbonation, and a dry, crisp, finish. Probably my favorite thing about this beer.

D - Flavors clash and the brett overwhelms the things I liked about the component beers. I preferred the Veritas 009 and Hot Rocks we had next to this by a significant margin. Probably the worst beer in the set.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

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2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.