Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil - The Lost Abbey
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3.29/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
05-21-2013 14:36:50 | More by MasterSki
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
2.94/5 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
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
3.84/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
03-11-2013 19:27:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.