Sinners Blend 2010 | The Lost Abbey

Sinners Blend 2010Sinners Blend 2010
BA SCORE
86.2%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 94 ratings
Sinners Blend 2010Sinners Blend 2010
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 02-06-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
94
Liked:
81
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
11.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 40
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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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.

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Photo of largadeer
4.09/5  rDev +2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
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!

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.97/5  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.

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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.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.94/5  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.

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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.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Sinners Blend 2010 from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 86.2% out of 100 with 94 ratings
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