fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks! Pours clear dark reddish brown almost black color with no head. Aroma at first pour was intense nail polish and alcohol. I thought holy shit. This is going to be a alcohol bomb! Not the case. Light carbonation leads to some sour and funky taste, along with an angels share component, only a touch of nail polish and alcohol, and as it opened up a meld of woody smells shone through. A great beer.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of oak, brandy, wet leather, grape skin, caramel, cherry vinegar, lemon juice, acid and earth. Mouth-puckering tartness. Full bodied. A bit harsh.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a cherry wine. Still completely flat
Totally acetic vinegar nose. Lots of cherries.
Very sour. Some vinegar and grape skins. There’s a lot of soy sauce?
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a deep brown, pushing black. It’s flat. Nose is heavy barrel. Angel’s share is the driving force here, falling into some cherries and tartness. Fruity. On tasting, it is huge. Big and boozy, like Angel’s share blended with a sour ale (duh.) Super interesting in small quantities, it gets to be far too much after a while.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Pours a clear medium brown, like light syrup. Complex aroma of sweet bourbon, fig, plum, and maple syrup. Taste of hot sour cherries with a light but lingering vinegar finish. Light body. A strange but awesome brew.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Reviewed on: 10-18-2011
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours cloudy dark reddish brown color with zero head. Aromas of sour cherries, caramel, oak, molasses and red wine. Sour vinegar and sweet molassess flavors with oak , vanilla, red wine. Medium body with no carbonation. Thanks Craig.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: An extremely harsh, very acidic and very messy brown sour ale. Not fun
How: Bottle 375ml, corked & caged. Consumed a little more one year after the beer release (I have found that the previous Sinners blends needed some time to really blend). Bottle from GT2… I think, thanks GT, not your fault
The look: Cloudy muddy brown-burgundy body topped by a beige ring of foam. An ungly beer
In long: Nose is very sour/acidic, a burst of acetic acid with the barrels and funk bringing a wet leather in the aroma. Taste is burnt caramel crashing with abrasive acetic acid, wet leather, sour grapes, musty, leathery brett, vinegar, lemon juice, vinous edge, graham cookies, oak tannins. I could go on and on… This beer is extremely harsh, an army of razor-sharp flavors assaulting my palate. The intensity is there, the 2oz raters are probably enjoying it, but I could not finish my little 375ml. That type of brutal messy amateurish vinegary sour ale is something I would expect from a Jackie-O or a CCB, maybe even a Bruery on a bad day, but from Lost Abbey?!?!?!? I’m puzzled. Big disappointment here. This Sinners beer might be a failure but overall there are excellent Sinners in America, with gluttony being serious sin about 75% of those fat-ass Americans are going straight to hell.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a small caramel head. Aroma of dark fruits, wood, red wine, booze. Flavour of the same. Very sour, not much different to 09. Not bad.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle, pours a dark, dark mahogany with zero head. Aroma of sour grapes, other soured dark fruits, a lot less roastiness than the ’09. Flavour is a bit odd, hard to describe, with quite sour grapes, oak barrels, wood, and more sourness. Very intrusive sourness lingers on the tongue. Extreme and very enjoyable, though I prefer the ’09.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at a Lost Abbey sour tasting. Poured with plenty of dark ruby notes, not a whole lot of head (as expected from previous pours today). Some wood notes, with light tart grape notes, and plenty of dried raisin notes with perhaps a touch of vanilla and oak. Pretty enjoyable.