Sinners Blend 2010 - The Lost Abbey
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3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
12-12-2011 06:22:01 | More by Phelps
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
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
10-18-2011 03:12:19 | More by Huhzubendah
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
10-05-2011 22:43:45 | More by Dreadnaught33
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
3.9/5 rDev -3%
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.
08-05-2011 16:03:47 | More by Sean9689
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
2.58/5 rDev -35.8%
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.
07-14-2011 01:46:19 | More by JAXSON
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
3.08/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
06-29-2011 03:26:13 | More by Overlord
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
I am guessing that it was a bottle as i did not mark that in my notes form night of the barrels, and i did see bottles at the lost abbey table.
This beer pours a brown color with a very light layer of tan head that dissipates quickly. The smell is slightly acidic and has some slightly spicey/malty notes. The flavor is a little sour with a good flavor form barrel aging oak, vanilla, and there is definitely something else that i can't put my finger on.This beer is light boddied with good carbonation just no retention qualities which you dont really expect in sours. a good brew
06-29-2011 00:50:51 | More by rowingbrewer
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
06-27-2011 04:25:31 | More by womencantsail
Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.