Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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2.9/5 rDev -32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquor, Somverville, MA
Served in a snifter
The beer poured a dark, murky brown with faint crimson highlights. Minimal carbonation. A thin film of saddle brown bubbles topped the liquid but they quickly dissipated into a thin, lasting ring of froth.
Bourbon and vanilla notes dominated the nose. The vanilla was incredibly fragrant and sweet. After a few minutes, roasted malts were apparent. Lots of dark fruits and raisins. Sweet brown sugar notes. The bourbon became even stronger as beer sat. Overall, super boozy but pleasant.
Flavorwise, the beer was initially undrinkable. A permeating alcohol sharpness completely overwhelmed my palate. Strong wood and tannin notes. Even with two years of age, this was a hot and boozy mess. As the beer warmed and opened up a bit, roasted malts and brown sugar notes appeared on the front end. Raisins and dark fruit were noticeable as well. The bourbon and brandy flavors still came through loud and clear, but they were not quite as piercing as earlier in the session.
The mouthfeel was a bit of a letdown. It was thinner and lighter in body with a fine and spritzy carbonation. Somewhat creamy and supple however. Frothy.
All the Angel's Share variants seemed to be quite boozy, but this beer takes the cake. I can only imagine how intolerably hot this must be fresh.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2013 22:30:08 | More by Damian
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