1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
Sinners Blend 2010Sinners Blend 2010

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 40
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 02-06-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 21:34:41 | More by Sammy
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-12-2012 04:14:44 | More by t0rin0
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-27-2011 05:46:21 | More by djrn2
Photo of Thorpe429
Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2011 23:26:25 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of mikesgroove
mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 02:44:08 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Sour Fest

A: The beer is a rather murky dark brown/amber color with a small off-white head.

S: A surprising spirit character to the aroma. Lots of bourbon to it and big time vanilla. Charred oak and lots of sour dark fruits. Cherries, in particular, really stand out. There is just a hint of sweetness to it, too. Maybe some caramel and maple syrup.

T: The bourbon and vanilla really stand out on the palate, as well. Mild dark chocolate and maple syrup giving the beer some sweetness. Quite sour with some mild vinegar and a decent amount of sour cherries.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Not quite as good as the 2008, but still a nice sour beer and very complex.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 04:25:31 | More by womencantsail
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-05-2013 00:15:33 | More by acurtis
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2011 17:53:51 | More by spycow
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-15-2011 04:19:05 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-29-2013 05:53:27 | More by GRG1313
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-15-2011 02:18:18 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 17:30:26 | More by largadeer
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2011 18:08:43 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of MasterSki
MasterSki

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this as part of the final Sinners shipment (ever?). Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip and shared with my wife.

A - It's still. A hard pour rouses some big bubbles, and leaves a partial collar of tiny bubbles and a few tiny spots of lace. Looks like wine, but a murky raisin-brown color.

S - Smell is heavy on the Angel's Share (caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits), along with notes of grapes, balsamic vinegar, wood, vanilla, and a bit of wet dog funkiness.

T - Taste is again heavy on the raisin and dark fruit elements of Angel's Share mixed with lactic sourness, vinous notes, tart candied cherries, maple, and a bit of bourbon.

M - No carbonation, but doesn't feel heavy or viscous. More of a medium body that is surprisingly fleeting on the palate. Finishes tannic with some alcohol warmth. I think the 8% alcohol listed on both Sinners Blends and Veritas is utter nonsense.

D - This is quite good (other than looking dead ugly). I finished my 6oz fairly quickly even though I tried to savor my pour. I'm curious if this will ever carbonate, as there was a lot of yeast and sediment impacted on the bottom of the bottle. In any case, a delightful treat and a marked improvement over Sinners Blend 2009.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 20:06:26 | More by MasterSki
Photo of drabmuh
drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 16:13:49 | More by drabmuh
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 04:56:28 | More by russpowell
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2012 23:34:31 | More by jlindros
Photo of mdfb79
mdfb79

New York

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 03/11/11 notes. Had on tap at NOTB up in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a mahogany brown color with no head or carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, oak, raisins, other dark fruit, and light sour fruit/vinegar, but not much. Getting more of the Angel's Share than sour.

t - Tastes of oak, bourbon, raisins, grapes, dark fruits, light sour vinegar.

m - Medium body and no carbonation at all. Think it was flat.

d - A good beer, but it seemed to me like the Angel's Share base dominated it with bourbon and oak, and I didn't get a lot of sourness out of it. I enjoyed it, but with Double Red Poppy and Double Framboise De Amorosa on tap, I didn't go back for more of it. No carbonation hurt it as well. Would try again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 00:47:56 | More by mdfb79
Photo of oline73
oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 00:05:07 | More by oline73
Photo of Gueuzedude
Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:47:01 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of imperialking
imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-13-2012 19:17:14 | More by imperialking
Photo of yourefragile
yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-26-2013 01:44:49 | More by yourefragile
Photo of barleywinefiend
barleywinefiend

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 16:22:34 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-26-2013 01:22:46 | More by BillRoth
Photo of Huhzubendah
Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 03:12:19 | More by Huhzubendah
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.