Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
~Davod23 made me laugh, his sentiments regarding the fluff on the back label reminds me too much of Stone bottles, only cornier, which is hard to do~
Pours a quazi-black, a dark color reminiscent of The Abyss, almost black but not just quite. A dark caramel head gently appears after the pour which dissipates fast yet never really exits. Strong lacing.
Smells of red wine, barrel aging, sweet cherries, chocolate and raisins. All the dark fruits rolled into one, very nice.
Okay, so, this beer is the spawn of Angels Share Brandy & Serpents Stout? Love Serpents Stout but thought the Angels Share was off-putting due to the thick sweetness and poor carbonation. My respects to Tomme who thought of a sharp way to develop a beer which is basically just a refined, balanced, reborn Angels Share Brandy/beefier Serpents Stout. The taste replicates the nose, with a very nice sweet flavor; so much more controlled and mellow than the father. Subtle oak and licorice, along with the usual chocolate and grape notes add to the complexity which make this beer very tasty indeed. Gotta take a half point off for nuclear alcohol heat, I'll re-review in a year or so to see how it's doing.
Mouthfeel is decently thick, smooth and creamy. Strong alcohol heat: after a year or so, this beer may be godly. And yes, there is carbonation.
3.5 is my usual score for rich, thick beers that taste magnificent yet have dangerously high abv's. This, like Angel's Share bourbon and Speedway is the perfect dessert beer. Bravo.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2010 02:40:47 | More by ptykozoon
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