Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Patron Sinner's tulip. Bottle provided by thedindaniel, thanks Daniel!
A - The beer opens with a small pop, loads better than the sound that came out after opening both versions of Angel's Share. It pours on the fringe of dark brown and black, much darker than typical Angel's Share but a shade lighter than Serpent's Stout. A 1.5-finger, khaki-colored head sits precariously on top, gradually collapsing upon itself until it is gone minutes later. The lacing is pretty good, much better than Angel's Share, with a nice lattice pattern smattering the glass.
S - The nose on this is big and boozy. Lots of bourbon and malt make up the front-end of this beer, giving a rather roasty and chocolate aroma. The alcohol is a bit astringent, and after letting it warm up a bit, there is a little bit of butterscotch as well.
T - After my first sip I almost recoiled as a response to sheer amount of flavor and alcohol in this. This beer certainly isn't shy about bringing the booze, and the bourbon and brandy kind of cancel each other out, or perhaps the brandy even overpowers the bourbon here until the finish, as I can't say I get any of the typical bourbon notes. After warming, the brandy shines even further, and it reminds me of how brandy Angel's Share SHOULD'VE tasted if it had a shred of carbonation. Not a lot of coffee here, but the roast lasts well throughout the beer as well as nice echoes of oak and vanilla in its wake. Sweet and alcoholic. Set aside a night for this one.
M - Mouthfeel is heavy-bodied with moderately low carbonation. Typically I'd say this is low carbonation, but given the reputation for Lost Abbey and the disaster that the two Angel's Shares I've had were, this is a welcome burst of bubbles. Long lasting finish and you'll be tasting this long after you are done!
D - Drinkability is moderately high. I HIGHLY recommend pouring this beer and letting it aerate and warm a little, as my first sip was like trying to taste four different things at once. Let it mellow and give it a few sips, as it certainly gets better the longer its in the glass (which won't be for long!)
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2011 02:53:25 | More by nhindian
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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 1,493 ratings.