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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,548 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,548
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 329
Gots: 490 | FT: 53
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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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76.7%

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New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -59.3%

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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

04-01-2012 03:03:45 | More by Corkpuller
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Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

07-29-2014 00:07:04 | More by Ljnickodemus
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brystmar

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

01-19-2013 21:56:33 | More by brystmar
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

07-10-2014 17:38:12 | More by MikeAndrews
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Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

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Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

11-20-2011 21:26:46 | More by jophish17
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

02-21-2012 06:40:39 | More by bullywee
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BrianJohnson

South Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -37.7%

Pours a black color, almost like a stout. No head to speak of, and really no carbonation either. Bourbon is very strong from the get-go, smell and taste. Almost drinks like a glass of liquor, not beer. I wasn't terribly impressed with this beer mainly because the bourbon taste overwhelms any other beer taste on this one.

06-09-2013 00:55:55 | More by BrianJohnson
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mctizzz

California

2.75/5  rDev -36%

02-22-2014 21:28:54 | More by mctizzz
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jrhuddle

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -36%

03-16-2013 23:01:34 | More by jrhuddle
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Damian

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -32.6%

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquor, Somverville, MA
Vintage 2011
Served in a snifter

The beer poured a dark, murky brown with faint crimson highlights. Minimal carbonation. A thin film of saddle brown bubbles topped the liquid but they quickly dissipated into a thin, lasting ring of froth.

Bourbon and vanilla notes dominated the nose. The vanilla was incredibly fragrant and sweet. After a few minutes, roasted malts were apparent. Lots of dark fruits and raisins. Sweet brown sugar notes. The bourbon became even stronger as beer sat. Overall, super boozy but pleasant.

Flavorwise, the beer was initially undrinkable. A permeating alcohol sharpness completely overwhelmed my palate. Strong wood and tannin notes. Even with two years of age, this was a hot and boozy mess. As the beer warmed and opened up a bit, roasted malts and brown sugar notes appeared on the front end. Raisins and dark fruit were noticeable as well. The bourbon and brandy flavors still came through loud and clear, but they were not quite as piercing as earlier in the session.

The mouthfeel was a bit of a letdown. It was thinner and lighter in body with a fine and spritzy carbonation. Somewhat creamy and supple however. Frothy.

All the Angel's Share variants seemed to be quite boozy, but this beer takes the cake. I can only imagine how intolerably hot this must be fresh.

03-20-2013 22:30:08 | More by Damian
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Riggsenater

Indiana

3/5  rDev -30.2%

06-22-2014 02:59:08 | More by Riggsenater
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Resrie

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -30.2%

07-29-2013 00:51:42 | More by mwbrady12
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iJyuken

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -30.2%

03-13-2014 16:49:00 | More by iJyuken
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McCafferty

California

3/5  rDev -30.2%

02-21-2012 22:14:40 | More by McCafferty
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.2%

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Domvan

Texas

3/5  rDev -30.2%

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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.2%

10-14-2013 01:22:10 | More by Brewski
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Arbitrator

California

3.23/5  rDev -24.9%

Lightly chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by Nanoslug. Thanks, Adam and Anna.

A: Pours a murky brown body with mocha-colored head; good retention, even a touch of legs. Ha ha! Bubbles in a Lost Abbey beer. It will always be funny. But seriously, for a nearly 13% beer, the appearance is good.

S: Wow, this is harsh. It's hot, in a solventy, rubbing alcohol way. That dominates the nose and makes it tough to sniff out the actual flavors, but what I do detect is nice: caramel, bourbon, port. It's quite barrelly on the nose; I can't pick out the base beers well. But it smells tasty.

T: Caramel, bourbon, grape, oak, chocolate. Some butter. And then a finish of rubbing alcohol. I think this would be a pretty amazing beer if it weren't for the heat. I'm told this is a blend of Bourbon Serpents Stout and Brandy Angel's Share, so it certainly has the pedigree to work. It's just too hot to pick out much.

M: Chewy, viscous... Solventy. It's very full in flavor, but the harshness works against it.

D: This might improve into an amazing beer, but right now it's outclassed by competitors as well as Tomme's own Angel's Share Grand Cru. I also think the Bourbon AS is better.

Also, I see what ZX6Chris did there.

09-04-2010 07:22:56 | More by Arbitrator
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

11-09-2013 21:47:04 | More by Rhettroactive
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Dan25D

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

08-01-2012 04:05:56 | More by Dan25D
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

06-18-2013 03:08:10 | More by chippo33
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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,548 ratings.