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Sinners Blend 2009 - The Lost Abbey

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 33
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HopHead84 on 08-14-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 68
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Shared this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured pitch black with a minimal off-white head that subsided to none quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, cherry, tart, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, roasted malt, acidic, tart, and subtle dark chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. Out of the two Sinners Blend brews we had this night this one definitely stood out as the best. A nice roastiness was going on here that balanced out really well with the acidic tartness aspects going on. Still needed more carbonation to make it more appealing to the palate though. Definitely worth your time trying this one if you get the opportunity.

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Richard for sharing this bottle. Served in a Lost Abbey Teku. Pours a fairly-dark brown color with no noticeable head. Fairly flat in appearance, and that carries over to the feel. The nose is quite complex with nice notes of bourbon and red wine before fading to some dark fruit and lactic sourness. Flavor has additional barrel presence, with a touch of the port coming through. Nothing too overwhelming, and the barrels blend very well. Nice lactic presence through the finish. Cherry and dark fruits. Really nice.

Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of drabmuh
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared at a recent tasting, thank. Beer served in a ticking snifter. Beer is black, dark, thick, almost no carbonation, no head, no retention, no lacing.

Aroma is pretty sweet, strong forward, very nice.

Beer is sweet and boozy with a nice malt backbone and a decent finish, sort of like Veritas 009 but better. I'd have this again.

Photo of ajs4bd
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer appears dark brown with a small, fleeting head. The aroma offers malt, roast, booze, cola, dark fruit. The flavor has a soy sauce consistency, with additional notes of booze, molasses, cherries. Distinguishable Lost Abbey flavors. Overall, this was quite complex and intriguing, but a bit unbalanced. Thick feel with low carbonation. Worth a try.

Photo of ChrisPr
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly pitch black with no head. Aromas of date and leather and a prominent "Oud Bruin" twang. First taste is of cherry, immediately followed by a sour apple, aggressive tartness that slowly dissipates into a tannic, slightly oak finish. This is quite dry considering my expectations. Mouthfeel is sort of medium - lighter than I thought, but balances well with the tartness.

Overall I think this beer could use some changes, like a little carbonation, but it's a great American sour and I'm very glad I still have a few bottles left.

Photo of jethrodium
2.51/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at City Beer Store. Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head that settles to a ring and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet brown sugar, caramel, light lactic, light funkiness, and some bourbon and vanilla. The taste is really sweet with caramel and brown sugar . There is a light tartness as well as some vanilla and bourbon, and a bit of funkiness. The finish is sweet with caramel. Full bodied with medium carbonation. I did not enjoy this beer very much. The huge amount of sugar with a slight amount of tartness did not work very well together.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ChrisPro
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, dark brown with a hint of red. No head on this one. Scent is chocolatey with a lot of sour cherry aroma. Red wine vinegar and tart cherry notes tingle the nose. Taste is initially very sour, followed by some raspberry, cherry, and red wine vinegar. A lot of vinegar and very acidic. Somewhat chocolatey. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with very light carbonation. Highly acidic. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a fantastic sour. The light carbonation seems too work for this beer, but a little more couldn't have hurt.

Photo of phichifiji00
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark brown, no head, no lacing.

Smell: tart, red wine vinegar, red fruit, sherry.

Taste: tart, red fruit, red wine vinegar, sherry, sour cherries.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, tart.

Overall: A tasty sour. Well balanced, tart, very drinkable.

Photo of MrHirschybar
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of GradyS1
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of wsnich
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of VAbdoyan
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle (2009)

Thanks for opening this one, Nathan!

(Aged for 2 years)

This pours a very hazy, murky, almost dirty looking brown, mahogany with ruby edges and zero carbonation. There's very little if any bubbling and it leaves the glass nearly clean on the way down.

An interesting aroma: sherry and port wines, some earthy dirt and brick-like qualities, wood, black pepper, a mild sour component, and a bit of vinegar. More interesting than good, but very, very interesting.

And the flavor is more successful than the aroma. The black pepper spice, wood and earth elements, along with a mild sour component make for a nice beer, while the aging has certainly brought about some sherry and oxidation flavors, though I think they actually add nicely to this complex elixir.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with zero carbonation--lifeless.

A complex beer, but lacking some necessary components.

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Sinners Blend 2009 from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.