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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
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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josephwa

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-28-2012 03:23:13 | More by josephwa
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.38/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good old sweemzander and his bottomless pockets busted this one out at one of our recent tastings. Another LA beers you couldn't beat me into paying for. Split into tulips.

A: Black as night, small mocha hued head, no real lace but some legs do form with swirling.

S: Well no real surprise here. Full on hot bourbon greets and burns my nostrils. Once past the flames you can pick up chocolate, coffee, play-doh and a trace of wet wood.

T: Thankfully the bourbon character is much more subdued than I was expecting. Plenty of roast malts, black coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, wet barrel wood. All intertwined with the bourbon.

M: Full thick body. Very light if any carbonation.

O: The nose was a fireball but the flavor was much better. The beer as a whole though is simply nothing I would ever want again.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 21:26:08 | More by beerwolf77
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jwinship83

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml corked and caged bottle picked up for a disgusting $16.99. drank from my samual adams perfect pint glass.

A- the pour yields a dark brown body with just a bit of ruby red highlights sneaking through around the edges of the glass. im pleased with the half finger of dark beige colored head that forms on top. the head doesnt last very long, and doesnt leave behind much in the way of lacing either.

S- the first whiff of this brings out strong odors of alcohol. bourbon, brandy and ethanol. after that i get some sweet caramel, brown sugar, and roasted malts. vanilla comes through pretty strong from the oak barrels. lots of raisin. lots of chocolate. very complex. inviting and intimidating.

T- the taste is every part as complex as the nose. it starts out with some strong sweetness from caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. it quickly moves into strong dark chocolate notes which blend beautifully with the vanilla from the oak. raisins and lightly roasted malts comes through near the end, as does the alcohol which is still strong. brandy, bourbon, and above all else, ethanol.

M- medium bodied, bordering on full. palate coating with a lingering aftertaste. the carbonation level is low, but, dis spite all the jokes, it really works in this beers favor. i do believe this was the intended way.

D- the beer is huge and makes itself known. im glad it comes in the little bottles, because i dont think i could tackle a full 750 by myself. its also a little pricey for any thoughts of another one, but its something ill look forward to opening again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 03:31:22 | More by jwinship83
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-02-2013 15:54:39 | More by DerekMorgan
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2012 19:32:34 | More by ms11781
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-29-2012 01:03:01 | More by BeerBucks
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2013 02:48:00 | More by ystazi
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khargro2

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-03-2014 00:11:58 | More by khargro2
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-25-2012 23:43:22 | More by savagepm
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-16-2013 19:07:35 | More by BAsbill
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-12-2014 02:47:53 | More by thebigredone
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2013 22:38:00 | More by mikeburd1128
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle, 2011 vintage, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark brown color, produces a thin layer of head that quickly vanishes to nothing, leaves no lacing.

S- Bourbon and brandy notes as well as sweet dark fruit, chocolate, caramel and vanilla.

T- Sweet and boozy but not overly so, has some flavors of bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, caramel and vanilla, the finish has flavors of wood and a bit of vinous fruit.

M- Medium-bodied, slick feel with medium to low carbonation, a bit of boozy warmth.

O- Another solid barrel-aged beer from the Lost Abbey.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 10:49:19 | More by WillCarrera
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle into a snifter

A: Very dark brown, pretty much black with a finger of lively head that sticks around for a while.

S: Strong bourbon up front with dark chocolate, roast, and toffee. Very nice, but lacking a bit in complexity.

T: Dark chocolate and toffee up front with brandy in the background. A bit on the dry side and quite boozy.

M: A tad thin with adequate and fairly creamy carbonation. Could be more full bodied.

O: Rarely do I feel like a beer needs to be aged, but this beer is very boozy and I believe it could develop some with age. Still decent, but I think I'll lay a couple of these down for a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 01:57:49 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown with no head at all.
Smells sweet and a touch fruity. Great aroma. You can get the bourbon as well as brandy. Sweet, rich, chocolatey. Love it!
Tastes similar but not that great. I'm enjoying it but it's not a combinatio of flavours that thrills me. Carbonation level is good. Overall interspersing and enjoyable but not thrilling

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 23:48:49 | More by Urbancaver
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DCon

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2013 19:27:36 | More by DCon
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

11-11-2012 22:37:24 | More by klipper
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Poured from a 12.7 oz cork n caged bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours near black with a half finger mocha head. Small bubbles of lacing cling to the glass.

S- big port aromas, oak, some barrel notes, dark fruits, light chocolate and roast

T- bitter bakers chocolate, oak, dark fruits, tawny notes, barrel but not really brandy or bourbon just liquor notes, more port or vinous notes at the finish.

M- full body and low carbonation. Fairly mild, light feel with some abv that is noticeable and dry finish.

O- very interesting beer. Brandy angel's share and serpents stout blend lends more oak and port notes than brandy or stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 04:18:00 | More by kawilliams81
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev -7%

11-09-2012 13:17:38 | More by pixieskid
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%

02-26-2014 05:00:26 | More by anteater
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2013 00:52:21 | More by waddellc2
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-25-2014 21:25:18 | More by SebD
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

11-28-2011 04:31:30 | More by JMBSH
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2014 15:35:45 | More by greenspointexas
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-20-2013 16:21:44 | More by jvillefan
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.