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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,668 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,668
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 344
Gots: 527 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel-aged Angels Share, Deliverance is the epic battle being waged between heaven and hell for the souls of mortal men… and your enjoyment in a glass.

(Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010)
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4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Dating smeared and not legible.

Really hard to score and judge the appearance. It's easily the darkest American strong ale I have ever seen. Comes out of the bottle like liquid dark chocolate. Black walnut body, and only a simple thin tan collar. Looks like a big imperial stout, with a decent collar, and minimal streaked streaming whispy top. Most strong ales don't even get this dark, is that wrong or do I just really like it, obviously it's the latter.

Unique memorable aroma. Burnt smoldered smoking cocoa. Lovely charring roast and powdered dark DARK chocolate. It is making my mouth just water. It brings a memorable sweetness not unlike Belgian chocolate goodness in the back of my throat. A husky dark roasted ripping grain action as well. Near perfection here, it's either all downhill or greatness at this point.

Murderously silky rich and deep mouthfeel. How is this not an imperial stout I have no idea. Deep rich chocolate, ganache and thick rich, with a powdery finish that bursts into a minimal bitterness. Cocoa, cocoa, dark powdered cocoa friggin everywhere. Great lingering controlled bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich but lends to more lighter body than an imperial perhaps sticking to strong ale roots. There's even some dark cherry flavors dipped in all this chocolate greatness. Where is the booze and heat and distraction... not even EXISTENT no hint... nada, zip, zilch, nothing. Woah..

I am speechless, and just flat out confused, this is overall the most enjoyable strong ale I have easily ever had, and I am not even sure it is one, as it walks the tightrope of bodied lightness strong ale estered fruit, with dark roasting imperial stout power. Regardless it's just an amazing creation. Flat out stunned and speechless. Near perfection, of something that is so imperfect to begin with, so beautiful.

smakawhat, May 15, 2014
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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,668 ratings.