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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,644 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,644
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 342
Gots: 521 | 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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whatname, Aug 22, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle into tulip. No batch number.

A: The vigorous pour created a thin layer of head, which sunk very quickly. A very still and low level of carbonation in the body, which is desired for an American Strong Ale. The body is near pitch black in color with hints a deep, dark mahogany. The head when it was formed was a rich khaki color. The lacing is light and foamy, with no real pattern. So far this looks to be a very promising Strong Ale.

S: The aroma is rich in bourbon and brandy notes. Nice tones of vanilla from the oak, and an overall smooth character. The malts do seem to take the forefront. With no real indication of hop aroma or bitterness.

T/M: The first sip gives off a creamy bliss of craft brewed warming, leading way to figs and plums. The Lingering taste is that of vanilla and oak, with the smoky charred aspect of bourbon and the rich sweetness of brandy. High in malt complexity, starting off from the taste which has a barley character, lending way to the mouthfeel texture of a full bodied stout. The sweetness really picks up at the end of the lingering taste and yearns for more. The relativity high ABV is well hidden by the barrel aging, and does not become a distraction to the enjoyment of this beer.

O: Overall I am very pleased with this Lost Abbey offering, high price, but even higher enjoyment levels. A bourbon character that is hard to match, without being too highly boozy. The ABV is warming, without being too overpowering to distract the palate from the other complexities that are being interchanged. Very grateful to have tried this limited blend.

GDBEERMAN, Jun 07, 2011
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let8it8grow, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad I was able to find some bottles of this because I missed it when it was actually out.

Pours a deep brown color. No head and almost looked like it poured flat. Was worried I had another flat Lost Abbey Beer. Had a little bit of bubbles surface after a second or two.

Aroma is awesome. Tons of dark fruits mixed with some toasted sugars, caramel and roasted malts. Little bit of booz and bourbon oakyness.

Taste is excellent. Starts off tasting like Angels Share then finishes as Serpents Stout with a strong vanilla flavor lingering on your tongue with the roasted malt bitterness. Sooo awesome.

Mouthfeel could use a little more carb IMO but it's not bad. Light carb side but it's there for sure. I feel a heavier beer needs a little more carb to counter the viscosity.

Overall an awesome beer I want to sit on for a while to see how it changes. Glad I picked a few up.

PeprSprYoFace, Feb 23, 2011
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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
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