Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by Zach225:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Dark, dark brown. The closest color to black while still considerably in the brown category. The appearance is not that of the most full-bodied beer, but does look rather syrupy and oily. A thin mocha head recedes into a film of small bubbles. Some strong alcohol legs as expected from the 12.5% ABV.
Nose: Opens up with big chocolate and caramel. Lots of booze. The bourbon and brandy are both present. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, and some dark fruit and brandy/fruity-oaky heat synchronize like a chaotic symphony.
Taste: Rushes over the palate slick and oily. Dark chocolate takes over but immediately heats up from the alcohol. The alcohol is very strong, especially in taste with this beer, but isn't too menacing. It flows nicely with the beer and makes the overall product aggressive. Giving this beer some age would probably result in something truly spectacular and really mellow the hot barrel characteristics. Mid palate is warm and bourbon-y. Finishes long and warm with brandy.
Overall: Gives a feeling of foreboding as you progress through the bottle. The heat from the alcohol is massive and almost overbearing. I couldn't honestly say that the alcohol is well-masked or balanced nicely with the other flavors, but it still works. As I take a sip, I feel criticism for the beer because of this heat, but keep going back for more. It is complex, enjoyable, and definitely sharable. A real "on the fence" beer for me. Definitely worth a try and positively worth cellaring.
04-03-2013 04:10:11 | More by Zach225
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
Blend of bourbon Serpent's Stout and brandy Angel's Share pours into my glass a wonderfully deep viscous black with a half inch of dark tan foam on top. Aromas seep out with rich dark malts, raisins, dark fruits, toffee, caramel and char. Loads of oak melding with bright bourbon and sweet brandy accents. Vanilla and alcohol soaked wood. Enticing and complex!
First sip brings a smooth melding of bourbon and brandy alongside dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, raisins and dark fruits. Vanilla and woody oak tones seamlessly float across the palate. Toffee with a burnt accent. Flows down with some alcohol heat, bitterness and lingering sweet brandy. The best of both brews shine through here in this intoxicating brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Not overly heavy and goes down smooth considering the high gravity here. Overall, this ranks up there as one of my favorite Lost Abbey releases...the melding of bourbon and brandy is quite nice.
10-16-2010 04:02:08 | More by orbitalr0x
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
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A: Velvety black on the pour with a small cap of espresso foam which fades to a collar on the glass.
S: Big alcohol notes complimented by wood, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar and dark berries.
T: The alcohol is towering, smooth, and warming with highlights of wood. There is dark sugar, vanilla, molasses and dark berries which bring a countering sweetness to the alcohol. The malt is grainy, oaty and bready with moments of burnt cocoa nibs and espresso. The finish is warm with an accompanying earthy spiciness.
M: Full bodied and smooth with minimal carbonation.
O: This stout, strong ale blend boasts big flavors and big alcohol with subtleties and nuances that make for a complex and worthy brew. Hope to try the component beers soon.
04-02-2013 02:49:04 | More by ElSid
4.47/5 rDev +4%
Thanks to bungletronics for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is outstanding. I get a lot of roasted malt, along with some alcohol and chocolate.
The flavor is also excellent. The chocolate and roasted malt notes are great and those are complimented with a lot of notes from the bourbon barrel aging. I get some nice bourbon notes, as well as some maple and vanilla. There is also a little bit of nuttyness in the flavor which compliments the other parts very well.
Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best Lost Abbey beers I have tried.
07-05-2011 01:23:32 | More by Mora2000
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,572 ratings.