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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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96
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1,607 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,607
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 338
Gots: 512 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Joshpu, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

djaeon, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

pest, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

ParlayHard8, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Funkwich, Apr 05, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours dark brown, almost black with no head or lacing.

Smell - you can smell the barrel aging - predominantly brandy. Can barely make out a slight char from the bourbon barrels. Not as dominate as some of the other reviewers have described.

Taste - finishes with an elegant dark chocolate, faint raisiny or dark fruit presence.

Mouthfeel - rich and velvety texture with very little carbonation.

Overall - a little pricey for a 12.7 ounce bottle but very good overall. Worth the splurge.

Brob245, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

dunlap926, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

jhlosito75, Apr 05, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Opaque dark brown. Pours with minimal head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing.

S - Not alot going on out of the fridge, and not alot going on as it warms up. A mild bourbon and brandy in the smell with alcohol coming through. Smells sweet.

T - Tastes better than it smells. Still plenty of brandy and bourbon, but now a little faint vanilla and chocolate show up.

M - Silky smooth mouthfeel with and little tingly alcohol finish. If there's such a thing as a balanced mouthfeel, this one has it. I just started doing reviews of the individual pieces and parts of beers, so I can't say I've get the perfect informed perspective on mouthfeel, but this is damn outstanding.

O - Good but not great offering. Not enough going on with the smell and the taste to give it high marks overall. The barrels kind of overwhelm the base beer.

Wolberjs, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

SharkNado, Apr 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

ToddHolder, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

AnitaBrewski, Apr 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

khargro2, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

buzzy, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

SirElton, Apr 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

neurobot01, Apr 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

ahbithwabm, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bigjoe786, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

zenithberwyn, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

RBuckley73, Mar 31, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce bottle - $14.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Gurgles out an inky, blank body with a smallish, but dense, dark tan head.

Smell: Blended malts leaning towards roasted with noticed inclusions of the sublime bourbon and brandy barrel aging. Bittersweet chocolate, nutty sweet syrups. Heavy on the dark fruits.

Taste: Roasty maltiness, dark chocolate fudge, a spoonful of maple syrup. A few flecks of char. Blend of the robust brandy and bourbon notes. Deep dark fruitiness, prunes and dates. Splash of tawny port. Low hint of anise. A little perceived saltiness precedes the soft, roasty, chocolaty finish followed by lingering warmth and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel.

Overall: Let us all enjoy the wonder of Deliverance Ale!

ChainGangGuy, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

VernonBaxter, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

smartassboiler, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Jtrigonis, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

HollyHops, Mar 28, 2014
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,607 ratings.