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Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #9 (Knockiní on Heavenís Door)

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Track 9′s origins trace back to a few barrels of Cuvee de Tomme that didnít mature in time for the 2011 release. We held these back to let them age a while longer and later opted to add currants to the mix to see what would happen.

Left to natureís devices, the currants married into the raisin and cherry already present in the beer and created a full-bodied fruit intensity we hadnít quite expected. Liking what we tasted, we decided to bump the melange with an addition of Brettanomyces for a little extra oomph. The results are a unique blend that delivers a great combination of plummy fruits, round malts and just enough funk to remind you Brettís in the house and doing her thing.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cherry skin, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with strong oak, cherry skin, and boozy finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ Theis. Pours opaque dark amber with no head. Aroma is black currants, sour fruit, oak, acetone, mild vinegar and brett. Taste is light+ sweet, bitter and tart. Body is medium, texture is slick/thick, carbonation is soft+. Finish sour and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (85) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Nice beer. It was shipped to me and I drank it without letting it settle so it might have poured more cloudy than it should have been. Tart, fruity aroma of cherries and leather. Sour taste with a nutty finish. Very drinkable for the Alch percentage. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with sour cherries and currants, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, very complex sour fruit brew, sour/vinous and slightly fruity/woody, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pourís deep brown with a small head. Reddish highlights. The nose is a bit of bretty funk. Some pennies. Red berry compote. Acetic tang. Similar flavors. Red berry, balsamic reduction. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruceís pad. Very hazy red - brown beer. Bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light and crispy. A little sweet malt, touch of cream. Light Worcester sauce sourness. Tangy fruits and light brett. Light semi dry finish. Easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 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. Murky reddish amber with moderate beige spotting and edgework. Nose is tarte berry fruit, tangy bitter raspberries, dank wood, light smoke, stenchy dark fruit waftings, light balsams, bitter apricot and peaches. Taste carries a little less depth than the vibrant nose, tangy dark fruit notes, burnt straw, funky barnyard notes, tarte dark berries, orange rind, light must. Medium bodied with bite, fone carbonation, drying soured fruit closure. Nice work!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6317) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours deep red-brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is tangy berry, acetic, cherry skin, jammy fruits and wood. The taste is upfront tartness, cherry, raisin, currants, dried fruit, wood, good hit of acidity, mild astringency and warming alcohol with a dry, tart finish. Medium-full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Rather nice berry and good tart berry aspect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared during the Track Set interval of the Brokeback Revisited tasting in London. Cheers Kenny! Paired with Bob Dylanís version. Murky amber pour with a small beige head. Nose is very tarty and dark fruit central - raisins, cherries, currants, raspberries. Some bright citric notes behind the funk give it a sweet and juicy appeal. Taste is plenty acidic with brown sugared dark fruits, black cherries, tarty and quite sticky and resinous. Very decent

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared in London during the Track Set interval of the Brokeback Revisited Tasting. Paired to Bob Dylanís version. Thanks to Ken for Bob Dylan. Pours murky amber with a fine, creamy off-white head. Leathery berries in the nose, good funk, berries, plums. Light to medium sweet flavor with tart berries, aged leather, some earth, funky feet. Medium bodied with light, spritzy carbonation. Cleansing finish, some bitter wood, leathery berries, earth. Good stuff.


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