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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,572
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 333
Gots: 499 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of Brandy Barrel Angel's Share and Bourbon Barrel Serpent's Stout.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010)
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Reviews by davod23:
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davod23

California

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%

I like this label a lot - it really appeals to my darker sensibilities. Of course, the dreck on the back label just makes me annoyed. I think that there should be a new CA law that forbids The Lost Abbey from writing any stories on the backs of their bottles. Poured chilled into my Bruery tulip.

Appearance is a very dark brown, near-black unless held up to the light. Viscous pour. The first third of the pour there are no bubbles forming, and just as I am about to curse and smash up my kitchen, a cascading wave of brown bubbles emerges. Phew. Pretty beer, not gonna lie.

The smell is scrum-diddly-umptious. One of the best-smelling beers I have ever encountered. Brandy, bourbon, oak, sweet and dark chocolate, slight roast, some caramel. Not too boozy, though you can tell it's in there. The brandy is in the forefront, which I much appreciate.

The taste does not quite live up to the promise of the aroma. It's quite good, but it's far warmer than the aroma let on. The barrels are up front, followed by candy flavors of chocolate and toffee, vanilla, slight roast in the background. Very complex, which is not unexpected. The finish is just a little bit abrasive, somewhat tannic. This is really good, but I think that this beer will age splendidly. This might be a near-perfect score within a year if the booze mellows out a bit.

Mouthfeel is great. Full-bodied, viscous, but the carbonation keeps it from falling flat. Nice.

Drinkability is pretty good, all things considered. It's fairly sweet, but it's not unbalanced. I'm glad they are packaging this in 375's, as I think more than that amount is asking too much.

Very, very good beer. Recommended.

08-29-2010 22:28:54 | More by davod23
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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
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