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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,495 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 318
Gots: 482 | FT: 57
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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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2012 02:12:04 | More by hoppymcgee
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-21-2014 23:38:47 | More by Goldndomer
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-08-2013 01:59:50 | More by averagejake872
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-25-2013 06:10:45 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. The Serpents Stout really takes this over in the appearance. Poured a thin medium brown head, stuck around though.

Oak, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, roast/char, dark sweet caramel malts, vanilla.

Bourbon and oak up front, the brandy adds some fruity, boozy notes. Charred toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla. The Serpent plays the biggest role here, and having had it before and knowing it's epicness, I'm totally cool here. This is great!

It's thick, full, smooth and creamy.

Like the BA Serpents, this is fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 02:41:04 | More by EgadBananas
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

12-28-2011 15:41:37 | More by enelson
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-31-2013 23:06:06 | More by Beeranator
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been anxiously waiting for some special occasion to open this one. I guess Monday night is special enough. Poured from 375ml to tulip:

Pours an inky black with a half finger of light mocha head. Stubborn lacing and sultry legs.

The nose is stuffed with smooth bourbon and spicy wood. Malted caramel and toffee, warming booze and licorice. Some cherry notes as well.

Hot damn. Delicious. All the expected players make an appearance with the addition of some tart, earthy woods. Very nice. The booze is nicely incorporated.

The feel is what I was concerned about. I had heard from countless people that Lost Abbey beers are notoriously flat. This is far from flat. Velvety smooth, beautiful.

Overall, I desperately wish we could get Lost Abbey here in the north woods. If their other beers are even half as good as this, I would be their biggest customer. WANT.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 02:38:04 | More by yamar68
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2012 04:56:21 | More by vrbulldog22
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glaketek

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-21-2012 14:49:00 | More by glaketek
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dgtiii

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2014 00:29:22 | More by dgtiii
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-23-2014 01:31:45 | More by DerrickW
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New Jersey

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2013 07:06:29 | More by Eighty
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DaMyth

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-03-2012 21:20:26 | More by DaMyth
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage

A: pours a deep brown with a small tan head that quickly fades to a collar around the edge of the snifter
S: smells hugely of bourbon, booze and alcohol with soft notes of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of molasses
T: taste is softer than the smell with a bit of bourbony caramel and vanilla, toffee, a hint of oak, slight chocolate and roast malt. aftertaste is of alcohol, oaky bourbon, a bit more sweet caramel, and just a bit of chocolate
M: very soft carbonation but it's there. a bit full in the mouth but it's to be expected with the ABV.
O: I'm not sure what the brandy barrels brought into this but the bourbon was most evident to me. this beer is very good though, it has a huge nose but the flavor is there in abundance without punching you in the face. I should have drank this one sooner. I have another bottle and I'm looking forward to revisiting this beer next year.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 05:06:56 | More by SHODriver
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-06-2013 20:45:22 | More by atoulouk
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2014 21:56:29 | More by RAKeeler
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BGsWo22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-16-2013 01:42:51 | More by BGsWo22
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hopkrid

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

02-22-2013 18:20:22 | More by ShanePB
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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hbchrisg

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Thanks to PretzelCity for this.

3.5 A: Black color. One finger of creamy light brown head that has average retention given the ABV and leaves no lacing.

5.0 S: I personally didn't care much for regular Serpent's and I'm not a huge fan of any brandy barrel beer, but this combination is exquisite. The bourbon is a lot stronger than the brandy and the resulting intensity from each blends together almost perfectly. Anyway, the bourbon in this is smooth with a low booziness. Flavors include a good bit of leather, toastiness, a slight touch of peat, and subtle fruitiness. The brandy adds a nice vinous component. The barrels add a good bit of vanilla and oak. The underlying stouts lend a surprisingly soft roastiness with plenty of sweet caramel and molasses. A light sugariness with dark fruits and emphasis on plum and raisin. Very, very nice.

4.5 T: I don't know what this was like fresh, but at this point it's quite smooth and the booze is well in check. Bourbon and brandy again work very well together. I've had a few other bourbon + brandy beers and none of them have worked together at all, let alone as well as they do in this brew. Leathery bourbon with touches of peat and char. Woody, vinous brandy. Again good vanilla and oak. The base beers play second fiddle to the barrel treatments, but this is so good that I don't care (I usually do). Lots of caramel, molasses, and some brown sugar. Plum, raisin, prune, and tobacco fruitiness.

4.0 M: Medium to perhaps heavier medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower that what is typical for the style, but it works just as well. The problem is that this is missing the rich, velvety creaminess that I come to expect from beers of this nature. Very smooth though.

4.5 D: Best LA beer I've had. I didn't think I'd enjoy this nearly as much as I have, but I'm glad I did.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 23:14:51 | More by DavoleBomb
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-28-2013 15:35:30 | More by MinorThreat
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.