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Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 37
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 39
Photo of chugalug06
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zero carbonation or "fizz", no bubbles. flat. Cloudy brown brew. Awful appearance.

Funky sweet/sour aroma. Lots of vanilla, oak, apple, pear, fig, honey, bright. Unique aroma. Nicely built. Hot.

Flat as two pancakes. Nice forward sourness followed by a rush of barrel sweetness and booze. Loads of brandy, boozey sour pears, chewy, robust well rounded flavors. Opens nicely when warmed close to room temps.

This brew kicks ass. It has aged gracefully; seek and destroy. Lost "Flat" Abbey did a very nice job with this brew.

Photo of cpetrone84
2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour is dark ruby red, slightly hazed, and virtually no head. Nose is heavy dark malt, cardboard and soy sauce with a light bit of cherry. Taste is brutal, slightly sour and tons of soy sauce and oxidation. The complete lack of carbonation makes the finish brutal with a fair bit of tart cherry.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Pours dark brown reddish body. No head. Lifeless.

Smell - Ooh, nice. Brandy. Some red wine notes. Lots of caramel and deep brown sugar. Slight acidity.

Taste - Much more sour. Lactic sourness. Dark caramel. Much more red wine. Slight vinegar notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Nice sourness and very complex.

Overall - Very enjoyable. Complex sour flavors. Awesome.

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured dark brown 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 sour, tart, cherry, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, earth, tart, fruit, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I really went into this one expecting to have something special. While most of the components here were decent, nothing really stood out to take it to the next level which was rather unfortunate. This was definitely one of the cases where some more carbonation would have helped this brew out quite a bit. Worth your time trying this one, but I wouldn’t personally trade big for it.

Photo of drabmuh
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Share by someone at a recent tasting, thanks. Beer served in a snifter because it was handy. Beer is thick, dark brown / black with a thin head, low carbonation, low retention.

Aroma is boozy, bourbon, oaky, and malt.

Beer is medium to thick in body, creamy and sweet with a nice finish, it is a little vinous and things like that. It is good and I'd have it again if that were possible.

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours murky brown, almost no head or bubbles from an extremely aggressive pour. Perhaps this shouldn't have had an aggressive pour, as tons of chunky sediment hits the beer as I get about 3/4 of the bottle poured. I did get some minimal lacing as I drank it.

Smell is extremely tart fruit and funky, winy, with brett.

Taste is even more fruity tart, if possible, but there is some sweet, which changes where it's at with every drink. However, the tart still dominates almost all aspects, leaving a lemonheadesque feeling in the back of the jaw.

Texture is very wine like. Kind of thinnish, a bit dry, with almost no carbonation. Not so easy to drink, bordering on a drain pour for me.

Well, I won this at the brewery for Xmas in July, but I would never buy this. I can see it has value as a sour/wild, but it's not my thing. That being said, I didn't rate it too bad, as I know that it's lives upto the sour category pretty well, just not as good as the RR brews.

DOA

Photo of oline73
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Yet another beer I tried at the DC Lost Abbey Tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a reddish dark amber color with no real trace of head.

Smell: Red berries and roast with some vanilla and a mild brown sugar sweetness.

Taste: Tart red berries and roasted malt. I'm getting the vanilla and brown sugar sweetness here as well. There is a bourbon note showing up too. The finish is rather tart.

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit syrupy. This beer is pretty darn flat with a dry finish.

Overall: This was a very nice beer. I thought all the flavors went well together. I'd have another given the chance.

Photo of jmarsh123
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark red with a small head leaving decent lacing.

Aroma consists of caramel notes with a lot of added Brett.

Flavor is very interesting. Has a distinct sweetness that I identified as maybe being special B. Whatever it is, it starts off with a sweetness and loads of caramal/toffee with notes of leather and tobacco. Just when the sweetness peaks, the sourness overwhelms it and finishes very dry. Very great contrast between the sweet and sour.

Medium mouthfeel and surprising amount of carbonation for a LA beer.

Not the best beer in our lineup of sours, but by far the most interesting. I really love the way the sweet and sour mixed in.

Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Armsby Abbey for Lost Abbey takeover. This was my fav beer of the night.

Has a light fizzy head, super murky dark maroon almost cola brown color.

Nose has a nice bourbon, oak, sweet malts, brown sugar, maple glaze, dark malts, caramel, toffee, hint of dark cocoa, light tart funk.

Taste is more bourbon, oak, brandy soaked raisins, syurps, caramel, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, then soured brown malts but a nice soft feel, hint of more dark fruits, hint of cocoa and stout like dark malts. Finish is tart and dry, almost flemmy, more sour fruits and malts, raisin, bourbon, and a bit of booze.

Mouth is a bit fuller bodied, decent carb, hint of warming booze.

Overall delicious, a nice blend of the sour tart fruits and nice stout flavors, all done in good proportions. Then add the oak, vanilla, and awesome bourbon, done very well and super delicious.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled August 2011
Stored in the fridge since release. The beer pours flat as expected without a hint of carbonation or a head. The beer is a dark, burnt amber color that isn’t quite black, but that shows a clear, slightly purple tinged, deep amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of nutty oxidation, a touch of sherry as well as a tartness and dark fruit character up front, but this is backed by a touch of a spirit / oak edge to it in the finish. Aromas of dark plum, rich red wine like fruit notes, spicy and peppery oak, buttery Bourbon barrel notes, touches of vanillin and a warming alcohol note in the finish are all quite present. A quick swirl of my glass releases a musty, sort of musky, slightly stale sweat like, funky, sort of over-ripe cheese note that isn’t a dominant note but is definitely noticeable. Swirling the glass actually shows that there is a hint of residual carbonation in this beer as there is a hint of a wispy head the lingers ever so slightly.

The beer is a bit sweeter than I was expecting, though it is not overly sweet, this accentuates lots of raisin and dark berry fruit notes that make me think of red-wine. There is actually just a hint of carbonation texture to this beer, it is mostly flat, but there is a hint of effervescence that keeps this from seeming flaccid. There is a touch of nutty, oxidized malt character here that mixes with a light roasted malt character that is diluted enough to not seem burnt, but does have a deep toasted graininess to it. The finish really tastes quite strongly of red wine, with lots of fruitiness to the beer (it leans a bit richer towards sherry or port rather than your typical red wine) as well as some spicy, slightly astringent, toasted woody character from oak. The long finish really reminds me of a nutty sherry mixed a touch with a touch of rich port character. The tartness here is actually pretty nice, it is not enough to make this seem like a sour beer, but it is definitely tart; this is mostly lactic, but does have a touch, or perhaps more of a suggestion of acetic acidity.

I was really expecting to not like this at all, but this was executed very well. I think it could use more carbonation, it still should be light, but still could use a hint more.

Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey on Lost Abbey night.

A - Poured into a 4oz sampler a ruddy murky reddish brown with a great offwhite head that left great side lacing.

S - Aromas of molasses and bourbon as well as oak and wild yeasts. Nice cherries maybe?

T - Interesting....lots of Bourbon and some chocolate with light cherries and sour fruits. This is what all dark barrel wilds should strive to be!

M - Nicely carbonated but the ABV is definitely noticeable. Still good and drinkable.

O - Overall this wasn't a bad beer but not my favourite of the night. A bit too hot for my liking.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Popped the cork. We have carbonation folks. Poured a murky brownish color with good carbonation presenting a dirty white cap, leaving some light lacing and bubbles

S: Very strong notes of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, some nice funk, dark fruits and caramel.

T: Wow. Loads of flavor here. Bourbon, Earthy, vanilla, dark fruits, wood with a nice funk and lacto prsence. I picked up cocoa and lingering grape presence on the back with a nice warming booziness

M: Lightly low on carbonation but nothing to complain about, big body

O: Lots of great flavor going on here. Exceptional beer and treat to drink!

Photo of DovaliHops
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one right after drinking the 2009 vintage. Pours exactly the same...dark brown with hint of red. No head. The aroma is almost exactly the same, just with less tart notes. Chocolate, cherry, red wine vinegar, oak. Taste is a little less sour than the 2009 version...more vanilla and oak in this one. Less acidic red wine vinegar and sour cherry flavor. Still tasty though. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety with little to no carbonation. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a tasty beer, just not as tasty as the year before.

Photo of phichifiji00
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Rich dark brown, no head, no loacing.

Smell: tart, red wine vinegar, red fruit, vegetable, bell pepper.

Taste: Tart, red fruit, red wine vinegar, oak.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, minimal carbonation, tart.

Overall: A decent beer. Drinkability is good. Not as good as the 2009.

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

JMBSH. Sour, winey aroma. Pours chocolate brown with orange tinge, no head. Thick mouthfeel. Full chocolate, cherry, brandyish.Some tongue tingling in finish as it recovers from acid. 350 ml is just about right. Great with food.
Bottle from jason B, 3rd year in a row.

Photo of Phelps
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml into a tulip.

This bottle was shared by ejyoung at a tasting and I got the bottom, so my glass was full of cloudy stuff the color of a chai latte. Everyone else had a mostly-clear burgundy. All of them, however, had absolutely zero head. Lost Abbey’s carbonation gremlin strikes again.

The nose: cola, brown sugar, plum, balsamic, dark cherries, vinous oak. Great aroma.

Sinners 2010 is quite the sour. Cola, plum, dark cherry, new oak. The tartness arrives at the swallow like a slap across the face. Balsamic and citrus peel. A quality blend that reminds of Veritas 009.

The mouthfeel’s dead flat, as usual, though the body’s a fairly viscous medium. Flashy — heavily sour, but not enamel-ripping.

Outrageous flavor. Wish it was carbonated. I feel like a broken record.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

inch before dropping back down to earth with little in the way of lacing. Aroma was wonderful though. Nice touches of raspberries, hints of light cherry and a touch of sour apples as well. Really quite nice, and very light and refreshing. Smooth and light flavor here as well. Not especially sour, but people need to realize a wild ale does not need to be sour. Anyway. Cherries and Raspberries dominate here, light touches of grape skin, apples and a smooth, and light sugary note to it as well. Light feel and nice prickly carbonation give it an almost champagne like feel, but the drinkability remains very high.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ahalloin. Thanks Tony!

The beer appears a reddish orange hue, with minimal head that leaves no lacing whatsoever on the tulip glass. Complex aroma of booze, cherries, funk. Classic Lost Abbey aroma. Great for sipping. Interesting flavor with a lot going on. A blend of sweet and tart. Fruit, booze, barrels, tannins. Very low carbonation gives the feel of a fine port. Good choice for a nightcap. Recommended. Would like to have a few of these in the cellar.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dont know, this was pretty good but not great. Seems strange in what kinds of flavors it's trying to get.

A: Looks uncarbonated. Reddish to brown hue, no head or lacing.

S: Smell has weird mix of sour and malty, hard to point out exactly what this beer is about. Oak mixed cherries and dried fruits like raisins and prunes. Soured barleywine?

T: Hits with cranberry and cherry up front, leads to leathery caramel and lighter malts. Some oak. Seems slightly acidic not quite tart. A little corn like starch. Definite raisins, reminds me of lost and found. A little punch of maple.

M: A little tart-sweet-savory. a meld of things.

Photo of pwoods
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml brown bottle poured into a russian river tulip.

A: Pours a dingy murky brown. Appears to be completely still. Some bubbles from a rough pour but not carbonation.

S: Sour notes of over ripe dark fruits and some our bruin lactose. Sweet toffee and maybe milky chocolate. Oily tobacco sweetness with maybe some anise.

T/M: More Flanders lactose but some added acid leaning toward a Flanders red with milder sweetness... Though the sweetness is there with the overly ripe darkfruits and cherries, as well as the tobacco and light anise. Quite a bit of acid as it warms with some lemon juice flavors and bordering on white wine vinegar. If there was any carbonation the body would probably be around medium but it's flat, thin, watery feeling, and even a little slick.

D: Not sure if Tomme is claiming that this is supposed to be still like he has before, but these carbonation issues have been bullshit for far too long. I think this would be a pretty damn good beer if it was properly carbed.

Photo of Sean9689
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alex for sharing. 375ml bottle into wine glass.

A - Pours dark brown, light fizzy head, thin ring, spotty lacing.

S - Tart cherries, malty sweetness, dark fruit, oak.

T - Bourbon, oak, malts, tart cherries, dark fruit.

M - Medium, light carbonation, oaky dry finish.

O - A nice sour but nothing mind-blowing. I would have again, if given the chance.

Photo of glid02
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle tasted side-by-side with 2008 and 2009, all shared by Joe – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with an off-white head leaving decent lacing.

Smells of medium malts with solid amounts of tart cherries and hints of vinegar. Also present are hints of vanilla and lighter hints of earthy oak.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though a bit more one-dimensional. Slightly dry medium malts up front are joined quickly by lightly tart cherries. Midway through, mildly sweet vanilla and oak come into play. The flavor profile dries out near the end with moderate amounts of funk and vinegar, fading out into a crisp ending. Mouthfeel is good, with active carbonation.

Overall this was the least refined of the three but it has the potential to become the best given a year or so. A solid beer that’s worth a shot.

Photo of JAXSON
2.58/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark brown with a small ring of a head. Nose is strongly alcoholic, nail polish, burnt brown sugar, balsamic vinegar. Mouth is more burnt brown sugar, acetone, cooked vegetables. "Beached sand" per Kevin. Some halfway decent cinnamon and spice, but otherwise a complete pointless mess. Easily the worst of the three Sinners blends, as the other two at least had direction. That this beer is getting any marks in the "A" range is baffling.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A mix of black and brown, seems like you can actually tell this is a blend from the appearance alone, thin tan head. Interesting aroma, thought I smelled rum and brandy, reminiscient of deliverance and some of the angel's share's already. Throw in a little bit of wood, chocolate and mild sour, and you've got a complex aroma.

Taste was unique to say the least, similar to Ad Lib, but not as good. Lots of stuff in it, caramel, toffee, chocolate, sour, vanilla, oak, rum, brandy, molassess, leather, tobacco, cherry . Can't put my finger on where the sour comes from, possibly one of their less fruity sour offerings, like Red Poppy, but whatever the blend ratio, the sour part isn't all that high.

Great for sipping, was a nice change of pace at sour fest.

Photo of Overlord
3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with some burnt amber highlights. A small off-white foam head. Yay.

Smells like acrid, burnt chocolate, a bit of unidentifiable sour notes (kind of like a sour earthiness), and a surprising amount of booze ... bourbon?

Tastes like someone blended serpents stout, the fruit background of angel's share, and a random sour base. The earthy sourness isn't bright, it just gives the beer a quasi infected/oxidized feel. I'd prefer any component of this beer by itself. I just don't think it melds, at all. The acrid, roasted malt/chocolate base isn't in harmony with the sour aspects, and while the dark fruit/malty background that I suspect is some sort of barrel aged angel's share is fighting to breathe.

Not a fan.

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Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.