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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Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The DevilBox Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.33%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 04-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


A: Black color with a red wine hue the beer's thin tan head quickly dissipates into the glass.

A: Moderately light cherries, coupled with roasted malts, light tartness, faint alcohol, and moderate wood and vanilla, coupled with vinous, plum and dark fruit aromas.

T: Moderately light cherries and vinous flavors, followed by roasted chocolate malts, dark fruits, slight booze, faint oxidization, light oak and a dry finish.

M: Full bodied with low carbonation and hides it alcoholic strength well.

O: Fantastic; this beer has aged wonderfully. The beer has taken on a super complex aroma and flavors with an outstanding blend and balance, making this a very enjoyable beer to sip and savor.

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Photo of Fux
4.64/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours very dark brown, not completely black. Absolutely no head to speak of. Carbonation is not showing off.
S: Smell is incredible, one of the most complex beers I have ever smelled with a perfect balance. With more length and strenght, it would have been granted a perfect 5. Smell is of roasted malt with cherries added upfront. Then come the barrel characters with a subtle tart woodiness and notes of vanilla. Behind hide tons of vinous aromas, dark grapes, fruit skin and tannins, then more fruits, plum and prune mixed with chocolate, fudge, leather and oak. A touch of alcohol and caramel sweetness linger.
T: Taste differs from the nose with the same flavors coming in the mix but with a different arrangement. Taste is tart upfront, with cherries and vinous flavors dominating at first, quickly replaced by the malt richness, chocolate, burnt flavors, dark fruits, leather and oak. Some light alcohol kick also. Some tartness and bitterness mixed together linger in the aftertaste. leaving a welcome dry mouth. Awesome.
M: Unfortunately, as foreseen from the appearance, the beer lacks carbonation, but the dryness on the finish and the small amount of alcohol perceived from the taste help give the beer a perfect balance and leave no trace of residual sweetness despite a perfectly decent body.
O: This beer is a gem, a masterpiece, I don't know why it's rating so low. I didn't expect this at all, I had had a good amount of the Tracks series before, and though some were definitely great, none is as inspiring as this one. Would have it be a little bit more carbonated, it could have reach a perfect 5. Lost Abbey, please make more!

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Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevindp9
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmoneyba
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Poured a hazy ruby brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy fruit sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.

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3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kplummer82
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MickeyHops
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I think there's a decent stout hiding in here, but the rest of the blend is pretty rough

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3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to rudzud for acquiring this set and splitting it with me, and thanks to Alec for it in the first place.

Light fizzy head, super dark brown color.

Nose vinous and sour funk, nice Brett funk, sour dark malts, nice Brett in general, no cocoa or roast, cherry flesh but muted and bitter like.

Taste sour funk, soured dark malts, Brett funk, lacto creamy feel, little metallic, mild dark malt in general, cherry flesh, mild bitter roast like malt.. Finish mild flemmy sour like acid feel, sticky, more sour dark malts.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb, slick feel, boozy too.

Overall bleh. Not a great blend, the components just don't come together well.

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Photo of rudzud
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split with JLindros. As always, thank you Alec for the VIP set.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with a thin white head.

S - Aromas of cherry pit, dunno, malts, off fruits ..Hmmmm...

T - Taste is lots of off flavours, malt sweetness, chocolate, roast, off flavours of funky cherry, off roast, really odd funk, ugh.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well bit is heavy syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was a mess..Really bad and jumbled.

Serving Type: Bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Box Set Track #4 - Sympathy For The Devil from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 91 ratings