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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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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-13-2013 23:34:14 | More by Mike
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43.2%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-09-2013 12:55:38 | More by adrienne
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Unchi

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-09-2013 02:18:33 | More by Unchi
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JDJTEXAS

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-07-2013 21:32:19 | More by JDJTEXAS
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Johnny58

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

09-02-2013 07:01:34 | More by Johnny58
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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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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-01-2013 09:35:11 | More by Anonymous1
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SoCalStout

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-29-2013 17:19:28 | More by SoCalStout
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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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MasterSki

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 14:36:50 | More by MasterSki
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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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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-15-2013 02:45:44 | More by Zbeetleman
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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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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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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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jbuddle

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-08-2013 02:59:34 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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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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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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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

03-11-2013 16:26:48 | More by GRG1313
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-03-2013 23:27:14 | More by nmann08
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-25-2013 21:01:23 | More by drabmuh
Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.