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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.33%
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.

PhillyCraft's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5979) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Pours a black shade with thin head, and light lacing. Aromas of cookie dough, fudge, currants, light vinegar, light peat wood, roasted almond, and light vinegar. Taste is most of the same. Finishes dry and slightly boozey. So rich and flavorful, wish I could have aged this beer or made sure it was super warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3581) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
October 15, 2016. Bottle.
Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is sour and malty with toffee, bourbon, vinegar, leather, grapes and lemon. Taste is sour, light to medium sweet, malty. Finish is slight roasted, hints of dark chocolate, hints of sweet toffee, vanilla, bourbon, light sour cherries, vinegar, oak and grapes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle bought through Drikkeriget. Pours murky blackish brown with a very small pale mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty, slightly fruity and heavy woody with roasted malts, dark bread, vanilla, lemon juice, grapes, hay, dry soil, leather, vinegar and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, very tiny sour, slightly bitter, malty and woody. Mouthfeel is round, astringent, tiny dry, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet, very tiny sour and bitter with roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, charred wood, grapes, ash and alcohol. Weird one. Sour stout that’s not really sour. Heavy boozy though and very rough around the edges even at this age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Black beer with a small head. Sourish fruity woody, aroma, cherries, earthy notes. Sourish fruity woody flavor, grapes, earthy, slightly harsh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
linusb (917) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
A: Deep dark brown coloured N: Oak, vanilla T: Vanilla, booze, chocolate O: Hmmm... Not really my thing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours black, minimal head as our lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, roast, vinous notes, tobacco. Flavor is light tart, light residual sweetness, vinous, oaky, tobacco. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4740) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Rather still, malty soy brown. Tart dark malt. Bitter chocolate, leather-tobacco. Dry. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (664) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2016
(Backlog)Bottle pour at Beer tasting. I brought this back from San Diego last year, Dark redish tint pour, tast is a little sweet fruit lite sour taste, has definitely shown some age, however still awesome to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and roasted malts with some sour dark red fruits supporting. Flavor has dark grains, light roast and chocolate with a hint of oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2016
375ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Shared with deyholla. Pours a deeper carmelized plum black hue, a decent haziness in the body with carmelized brownish glow on the edges. A frothy tannish head is firm, a thicker ringer and an audible pop and hiss when opened makes sense. Aromas are really fun, a firmer twangy tartness. Plum, red grapes and some grape candy appeal. Carmelized, biscuity and touches of subtle brown sugar. A bit of funk, tannic appeal and earthiness. Fuzzy red wine, vinegar and acidic jabs are a bit dark, vinous, sour plums and grape candy. Weird but kinda fun, the brett livens up, firmer, with an earthy leathery, woody, and tobacco soil appeal at times. Initial is firm bodied, the carmelized, earthy, and cocoa toasty appeal and base show a bit of edge. The firmer funk profile really runs the show here. So much of the fruit and sour, dark fruit and vinous appeal on the nose disappears as a fuzzy, funky, cobwebby and dry, almost spicy. Lots of dust, firm bretty profile runs the show. A bit of body holds up as the tannic and red wine appeal from the barrel only strengthens the funk’s case. A bit of residual dark malt character from the Hot Rocks gives presence on the back, a bit carmelized and sticky, providing a bit of body. But really a firmer warm spirit, potent driving funk character, oak synergy really run the show here and overall it just doesn’t mesh well most of the time. A pretty pour and while the flavors can be fun and the nose seems to preach something entirely different (that I’d really like to have tasted), this one is interesting overall but just doesn’t work for me necessarily. Some dates, residual dark malts, assertive funk profile. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Thanks tcon for sharing this! Dark pour, small head; tart, not as sweet as expected, earthy, light chocolate, some nail polish. Not totally flat, but soft carbonation. Full body, slick texture.

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