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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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96
world-class

1,647 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 342
Gots: 523 | FT: 51
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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jbuddle, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

KevinmusPrime, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a Town Hall Brewery globe on 6/19/11.

Pours a dark brown with a fizzy brown head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing at all. Swirling the glass leaves a sticky resin on the glass.

Smells of lots of boozy bourbon and dark malts as well as a little fruit and vanilla.

Taste is of bourbon infused dark malts and vanilla/chocolate fruits. Taste is pleasant but the booze is very present.

Mouthfeel is light to moderate in weight. Resin sticks to the mouth and leaves a nice bitter mocha booze flavor left over.

Overall this is a good brew but the alcohol can make it tough to enjoy not only because it smashes out some of the taste but also I can't have more then one 375mL before my senses are dulled by the high ABV. Good beer though.

UMNbeerhunter, May 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

22Blue, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mendonza, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

BillHilly, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

FrankK, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

deapokid, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this today at Berman's in Lexington. Very cool artwork of angels and demons fighting over somebody. The color is almost completely black, with just a small amount of lacing as far as the head goes. The nose is of molten chocolate cake, molasses, and naturally brandy and bourbon. Wow, the alcohol is very present in the taste, giving it the feel of a spirit. Very similar to the nose, but there are some underlying fruit notes that makes it all the more interesting. Despite the heat from the alcohol, the mouthfeel is not especially huge, more in the middle I would say. The carbonation is also kept in check well. Like enjoying a spirit neat or on the rocks, this is one to sip slowly, and let develop as it warms to room temperature. Although grossly overpriced, this is another quality brew from Lost Abbey. I would be interested in trying the Bourbon barrel aged Serpent Stout, which is one of the brews (along with Brandy Angel's Share) blended in here. Cheers

jamie2dope, Oct 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jvillefan, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to rmjavanut for including this in our trade. 375 mL cork and cage poured into my Duvel tulip.

The beer pours stout black (given that Angel's Share was pretty dark in its own right and it was blended with a stout this isn't surprising), with about a finger of caramel colored head rising up. The foamy cap lingers for just a second before dissipating. Not bad for such a big beer, but nothing out of the ordinary either. The nose hints that this beer is going to be an absolute chocolate bomb (fine by me). Even more so than that though is the smell of bourbon, and just a hint of brandy. The nose is decent, but a little too alcohol dominant. I find more balance in Deliverance as I sip on it. The booze is definitely still there, but the rich, roasty chocolate really asserts itself here. Especially as the beer warms and mellows out a little bit the chocolate becomes the main attraction. It's also a pretty thick beer, and overall I'd say it reminds me of Goose Island BCS, just a rich, viscous, chocolate and bourbon milkshake (although with a splash of brandy this time around). I can't say Deliverance is flat, like my last Lost Abbey beer was, but it's only just barely carbonated. A beer this big and rich shouldn't have explosive carbonation, but it shouldn't be something I have to strain this hard to find either. Deliverance is surely a sipper, as while I emphasized the chocolate when discussing the flavor, alcohol is definitely present as well. It works out to the drinker's advantage though, as I find Deliverance to only improve as it warms up. Now, if Lost Abbey could just get these beers properly carbonated ;)

axeman9182, Oct 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Dactrius, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

pixieskid, Nov 09, 2012
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.