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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.33%
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Another epic blend of beers not widely seen out side our tasting bar. The base for Track #4 starts off as two freshly emptied barrels which were to be part of our Veritas 009 blend. To these barrels we have married two French Oak red wine barrels that have been harboring Hot Rocks Lager for nearly two years. The base beer sports a deep black color with crimson highlights. Flavors of leather, tobacco and a wine like jammy quality were developed as the base beer. The addition of Hot Rocks Lager aged in Wine barrels brings a strain of Brettanomyces not normally found in our beers (wine strain we found in the barrels as we did not inoculate them here at the brewery). As is our hope for all these blends, the sum of all the parts has yielded great results. Perhaps one of the more subtle yet harmonious blends to date for our brewers, this one promises to deliver another great Lost Abbey experience.

50belair's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown / black pour with a tan head. Cherry and lager yeast notes. A strange combination with ended up being a little too far on the lager side for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1717) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from merc, thanks for bringing this one. Pours brown, minimal head. Strong bourbon nose. Lightly soured, bourbon is upfront. Slightly vinous from the red wine. The wine I think detracts from this one. Overall not too shabby. Light carbonation to help this one chug down the double mainline.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2087) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Aroma: Bitter Bourbon...the red wine muddled the bourbon. Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Bourbon, Red Wine, Mild Tart Cherry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown ruby hue with no head. The aroma is cocoa, dark fruits, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with sweet bourbon, cocoa, dark fruit. Odd flavor, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1239) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2014
Bottle @ Theis. Pours unclear red/brown with virtually no head. Aroma is quite intense with vinegar, red wine, brett, krauterblut ,oak and booze. Taste is near heavy sweet, light bitter and tart. Body is medium+, texture is thick oily, carbonation is soft. Finish is very long and very sweet with intense fruit, wine and booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours black. No head. Aromas are vinous, sour cherries, a touch of bubblegum. Sour and hot boozy flavors. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2012, with sour cherries, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, complex sour brew, sour/vinous and slightly roasted/alcoholic/spicy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s deep amber with a small head. The nose is chocolate-covered peanuts. Roasted nuts. Some brett, wood. The taste is ashy, red fruits. Buggy funk. Red berry tang. Mild chocolate on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light with fine carbonation. Bitterish dark chocolate. Wood. Light Flemish red sourness. Bitterish and somewhat salty brett. Finishes semi dry and bitter. Doesn’t fully come together for me but it’s tasty enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours near black with a medium beige head. The nose is toast, roasty, meatiness, liquorice and some tangy dark fruits. The taste is tangy fruits, berry, jam, toast, roasted malt, cardboard, vinous, balsamic vinegar and some bitterness. Medium body and fine - moderate carbonation. Unfortunately no great depth to it. Decent, but one of the poorest of the box set.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared at the BIG Friday tasting, massive thanks to our Ken for sharing the entire track set and also to Bruce for providing the accompanying music 03/01/14. Obscured mahogony brown with thin beige bubbles that clear to edgework. Nose is tarte dark berry fruits, brown sugar, earthy cocoa powder, dark toffee fudge, stewed plums, tangy soured berries, dank woody notes, cobwebs, barnyard, funk. Taste comprises dried prunes, tartened red grape skins, musty, dank wood, toffee, light dirt, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry tarte closure. Ok Flemish red.

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