Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by pwoods:
3.35/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
08-23-2011 05:29:58 | More by pwoods
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4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
07-01-2011 21:18:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.1/5 rDev +2%
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.
07-15-2011 01:55:42 | More by glid02
4/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
12-25-2011 21:34:41 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
06-15-2013 03:00:13 | More by Alieniloquium
4.55/5 rDev +13.2%
Big ups to bitterbill fro sending this to me...thanx Bill! Good looking label!
12.7 oz bottle opens with a insignificant pop, pours a dirty prune juice/chestnut color with minimal head. This has bit of meniscus, but no real lacing or head retention
S: Sourness, some raisin, some port notes
T: Follows the nose , more raisin than sourness, some figs & oakyness with booze lurking in the background up front. Oaky sourness dominates as this warms, a touch of dryness & granny smith apples, vinaigrette & a touch of leather dryness. There is also some some figgy, caramel, & vanilla sweetness. Finishes with boozey figgyness, oaky dryness & sourness & just a kiss of whiskey
MF: Fairly thick, smooth, near zero carbonation
Through the roof drinkability, easily one of the best/most complex wild ales I've ever had. Addictive!
03-06-2011 04:56:28 | More by russpowell
3.5/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
01-15-2013 11:52:16 | More by thagr81us
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
03-03-2012 14:54:46 | More by jmarsh123
4.38/5 rDev +9%
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.
11-11-2011 02:44:08 | More by mikesgroove
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
The last of the Sinners beers, I guess? Thanks for sharing this, Matt.
Flat, muddy dark brown. Slight clarity around the edges. A hard pour produces little head.
Quite a bit of brown sugar on the nose, along with a mild dose of balsamic vinegar. There's also sweet vanilla, spicy and earthy oak, leather, sweet tobacco and cigar box. As with the other Sinners beers, it's an interesting blend of sweet and sour.
Sweet and sour on the tongue, leaning toward sour. Brown sugar dissolved in aged balsamic. Pretty vinous, a bit port-like to me. There's a touch of bourbon in here, too; it would probably be safe to assume that Bourbon Barrel Angel's Share went into this blend. Full bodied with very slight carbonation, which works fine for this beer, though a bit more carbonation would be welcome. It's a bit syrupy, bringing to mind balsamic vinegar reduction. Oak and vanilla in the finish.
Very enjoyable, a step up from Sinners 09 but not quite as good as 08.
04-26-2011 17:30:26 | More by largadeer
4.2/5 rDev +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.
07-14-2012 00:05:07 | More by oline73
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
Reviewed from notes. Night of the Barrels 2011.
Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin tan head and a few spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good amount of sweet malt plus some mild acetic acid. Oak character with a bit of vanillin and some brown sugar. The flavor brings together quite nicely with sugary sweetness plus some dark fruits and then finishes with some pitted fruits and mild acidity. Light barrel character throughout, eventually shining in the feel. Good balance through everything. Really nice brew.
05-17-2011 23:26:25 | More by Thorpe429
Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.