Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Treebs:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375 ml bottle served in a snifter at Local Option. 2010 vintage split three ways.
A: Pours a dark black with opaque brown edges. No head forms on the pour, only a thin brown ring. Solid stick is left on the glass, but the carbonation is low.
S: The bourbon is more pronounced than the brandy, but it is still well integrated in a nice chocolate brownie and vanilla. There is a nice boozy prune and dark fruit smell that gets balanced by a nice roasted malt.
T: The taste is much more decadent. Fudgey brownie, figs, light bourbon, sweet vanilla and caramel with a touch of oak. The toasted malts are great. The finish is a meaty umami flavor just bordering on a mild soy sauce, but it really rounds it in a robust way.
M: Low carbonation with a heavy body. Sticky and coating with a nice viscosity. There is a slight warming on the backend, but it plays nicely.
O: Delicious. Decadent, rich and very complex. I really enjoyed the different layers of flavors. I haven't had this fresh, but at two years it's drinking remarkably right now.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2012 16:31:15 | More by Treebs
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3.95/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into my Gandhi-Bot snifter. Dark chocolate body with about a finger of mocha-colored head. Seemed a little thin on the pour, but still pretty good eye candy.
Some nice boozy notes in the nose. I suppose I'm getting a bit of apple, caramel, and raisin from the brandy barrel aging. Otherwise, some milk chocolate in there too. I enjoy how this smells.
Strong booziness. I think this beer would benefit from aging. I like big, boozy beers; but the booze here has overpowered the flavors the smell is teasing me with. As it warms, I do pick up some chocolate.
Mouthfeel is thinner than I'd like for a barrel-aged brew. I wish this were thicker and more syrupy.
This is pretty good. In the future, I think I'd like to buy one to age. You know, when I feel like spending $17 on a small beer again.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 23:30:40 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,490 ratings.