Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by arizcards:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 12.7 oz bottle from Total Wine in mid-August for $14.99. Appears to be bottled in 2013 A group.
Beer opened without much of a pop and poured black as night and lifeless with no head to speak of.
Nose is near perfect; bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits.
Taste is oaken vanilla, bourbon, sweet liqueur, chocolate, dark fruits. Bourbon and brandy are well played and not overdone as to overwhelm the beer.
Mouthfeel is expectantly flat and lifeless.
Overall this is a wonderfully crafted brew with tons of flavor and layers of complexity. It would be great if there was a way to have a little carbonation in some of the barrel aged brews that have no carbonation but i guess you can't have it all. Glad i tried it and you should to if you have a little extra coin.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 00:59:21 | More by arizcards
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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.