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Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
89
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-10-2012 12:50:33 | More by ajs4bd
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-14-2012 18:24:28 | More by marct
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npfisher22

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-03-2012 23:33:49 | More by npfisher22
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 14:54:46 | More by jmarsh123
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2012 20:59:00 | More by brez8791
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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
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-22-2012 02:30:52 | More by THECPJ
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-17-2012 03:03:42 | More by codynevels
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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
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-08-2012 18:25:38 | More by nickhiller
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-08-2012 12:52:34 | More by portia99
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SoCalStout

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-05-2012 22:02:44 | More by SoCalStout
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-05-2012 18:26:34 | More by Miamilice
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nevins

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-04-2012 20:49:04 | More by nevins
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-02-2012 04:51:20 | More by DoctorB2B
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 00:31:36 | More by rudzud
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-29-2012 20:07:11 | More by theminutemen
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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
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youradhere

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-29-2012 04:10:30 | More by youradhere
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2012 05:46:31 | More by ChrisPro
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-13-2012 19:17:14 | More by imperialking
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DovaliHops

California

3.98/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 07:08:54 | More by DovaliHops
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phichifiji00

California

3.78/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 17:53:17 | More by phichifiji00
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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
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alano

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-23-2011 18:32:01 | More by alano
Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.