Sinners Blend 2008 - The Lost Abbey
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3.95/5 rDev -8.1%
I shared this at a recent tasting (Nov. '13).
Murky, rusty, brown color, with a slight head that quickly receded to a ringlet of whitish bubbles that left negligible lacing. In the nose, some lacto, slightly tart, slightly sweet, light notes of burnt caramel and old oak. There was a bit of a funky and almost metallic / oxidized aroma at first, and I thought for a moment that the beer would prove to be infected (or simply oxidized). But after breathing for a few minutes, it seemed to mellow out. The taste was, well, surprisingly sour...not overbearing, but not really knowing the ingredients of this blend, I didn't expect it to be a sour beer, and was anticipating more along the lines of a Belgian strong ale. But no, it was a bit sour, cherries and orange marmalade, some lacto, some acetic, oaky, with a good caramel malt balance with a touch of leather. Again, I never really looked up what exactly went into this blend, but judging by the taste, I'd imagine a good portion of it was Red Poppy. Medium body, good drinkability after 5 years. I'm glad I didn't wait any longer to open this one.
11-17-2013 02:53:30 | More by Rifugium
3.65/5 rDev -15.1%
Thanks for the tick Jeff!
A: Pours a murky dirty mud brown with a thin collar of a head.
S: Super cherry nose with scents of tannic cherry pits and skins mixed with darker stout/strong ale flavors.
T: Cherries, oak, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and maybe some vegetables? Sourness is strong and vinegary.
M: Rough around the edges, greasy, low carbonation.
O: Dark cherries all the way. Not my favorite, but not bad either. Not sure if should age longer or not.
09-12-2012 20:24:26 | More by scottfrie
3.5/5 rDev -18.6%
Bottle generously shared by ipa247. Thanks Jeff. Pours a muddy brown with no head and no lacing on the glass. The aroma is lots of brown sugar, caramel, some cherry, bourbon, and some vanilla. There is also a bit of acetic acid. The taste is sweet and tart with brown sugar, some cherry, a bit of leather, and some bourbon. The finish is tart with a bit of brown sugar. Medium-full body. Low carbonation.
08-30-2012 21:35:56 | More by jethrodium
3/5 rDev -30.2%
I had this at Sour and Bitter. Poured into a stemless wine glass.
Appearance: Pours a murky mahogany with a half finger of off white head that leaves a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell: Tart with some brown sugar sweetness. Some dark fruit and cherry notes. The smell has a slightly off quality to it.
Taste: Tartness that reminds me of dark cherry. Sweet brown sugar and some chocolate notes. The off note in the smell shows up in the flavor as well, but not as much.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: The off note really brought this one down for me. I enjoyed everything else that I tasted and smelled. I think I would pass on this beer in the future.
05-17-2012 21:30:58 | More by oline73
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
A - Dark beer with a bit of red in there. Pretty nice, slightly tannish head that rose up a couple fingers and left some stick on the sides.
S - Nice vinegar and lactic sourness. There's some good cherry and a little bit of chocolate and toffee. Vanilla and oak compliment this nicely.
T - Taste is very good. Good sourness, vinegar, vanilla, oak with a touch of cherry. Slight bit of cocoa malts add a much meatier flavor on the sour.
M - Fuller side of medium bodied with good carbonation.
O - A surprisingly enjoyable beer that has nice sourness and tartness. Would drink again.
02-01-2012 06:51:58 | More by AgentZero
Sinners Blend 2008 from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.