Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Woot - finally made it out to Ale Yeah! in Decatur and I wasn't disappointed. They have a pretty decent growler list and this bad boy was on it, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some Lost Abbey now that I've actually got access to it.
Appearance: Pour is a deep dark brown, near black; starts with a full finger of dark tan head, but it fizzles out like a cola quickly to nothing other than a thin wisp of lacing on the surface; body is dark as mentioned, nearly opaque with the exception of some ruby highlights near the edges;
Smell: Lots of rich toffee and caramel maltiness; some big booziness hiding out in there but it's blending in so well with those big malts; some very rich chocolate and it's sweet and syrupy. This beer smells like dessert in a glass; definitely reminiscent of the Angel's Share -- doesn't miss a beat.
Taste: See nose -- pretty much to a "T" -- this beer is fantastic; aside from all the aspects in the nose that show up, there is also a bit of a deep dark, overripe fruit aspect as well, perhaps some cherries, dates and figs. Jesus, when LA is on, they are on.
Mouthfeel: Body is close to heavy in terms of weight; and surprisingly, the carbonation is still pretty decent and prickly; there is a thick, sticky coating left all over the palate and it is sooo chewy it's ridiculous; gums are left tingly, as is the belly, from the carbonation and booziness.
Overall: Not something I would crave every day -- it's pretty sweet and big and boozy, so it's definitely a limited consumption kind of beer, but when it's time to drink it, it will not let you down. I don't know if I needed an entire 64 oz. growler either, but I'm going to do my damnedest to kill it off.
Serving type: growler
08-30-2012 01:15:29 | More by bamadog
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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 1,491 ratings.