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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,592 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,592
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 336
Gots: 506 | FT: 52
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 ptykozoon:
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%

~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.

ptykozoon, Aug 30, 2010
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Blend of bourbon Serpent's Stout and brandy Angel's Share pours into my glass a wonderfully deep viscous black with a half inch of dark tan foam on top. Aromas seep out with rich dark malts, raisins, dark fruits, toffee, caramel and char. Loads of oak melding with bright bourbon and sweet brandy accents. Vanilla and alcohol soaked wood. Enticing and complex!

First sip brings a smooth melding of bourbon and brandy alongside dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, raisins and dark fruits. Vanilla and woody oak tones seamlessly float across the palate. Toffee with a burnt accent. Flows down with some alcohol heat, bitterness and lingering sweet brandy. The best of both brews shine through here in this intoxicating brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Not overly heavy and goes down smooth considering the high gravity here. Overall, this ranks up there as one of my favorite Lost Abbey releases...the melding of bourbon and brandy is quite nice.

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The Beers of California

#78

Vintage 2013

A: Velvety black on the pour with a small cap of espresso foam which fades to a collar on the glass.

S: Big alcohol notes complimented by wood, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar and dark berries.

T: The alcohol is towering, smooth, and warming with highlights of wood. There is dark sugar, vanilla, molasses and dark berries which bring a countering sweetness to the alcohol. The malt is grainy, oaty and bready with moments of burnt cocoa nibs and espresso. The finish is warm with an accompanying earthy spiciness.

M: Full bodied and smooth with minimal carbonation.

O: This stout, strong ale blend boasts big flavors and big alcohol with subtleties and nuances that make for a complex and worthy brew. Hope to try the component beers soon.

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Thanks to bungletronics for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is outstanding. I get a lot of roasted malt, along with some alcohol and chocolate.

The flavor is also excellent. The chocolate and roasted malt notes are great and those are complimented with a lot of notes from the bourbon barrel aging. I get some nice bourbon notes, as well as some maple and vanilla. There is also a little bit of nuttyness in the flavor which compliments the other parts very well.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best Lost Abbey beers I have tried.

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,592 ratings.