Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
Bottle. Corks pops off with a nice little pop, hoping this one is carbonated. Poured into a duvel tulip glass a dark brown almost black color wih a slight tan head. Nice aroma of bourbon in the nose, I really don't get the brandy at all but that's ok. Vanilla, dark roast, chocolate, and booze rounds out the rest of the nose. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Very rich flavors! A mix of lots of flavors; dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, booze, and black licorice in the flavors. Really nice. A sipper for sure. Alcohol warms the body while drinking this one.
03-23-2011 12:30:12 | More by kbutler1
4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
Pours deep black with some mocha head settling into some swirls. Cork didn't pop, but wasn't totally devoid of carbonation.
Aroma features lots of notes from the booze. Spicy whiskey, some rum and liquor soaked raisins. A bit of chocolate and some other dark fruit as well as figs and dates. A touch of caramel and vanilla with a bit of oak influence.
A bit maltier flavor than the nose would lead me to believe although still notes of barrel. The spicy whiskey gives it a nice burn to balance out the sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Molasses and black licorice appear as well.
Alcohol is present and gives a nice little kick, but is not overpowering of the base. Mouthfeel is a touch too thin for my spirit aged preference and although it's not totally lacking carbonation, it's still a bit too low in that category.
Very complex flavors to this beer and very enjoyable. If the mouthfeel were more spot on this would be almost perfect. As it is, it's still a great beer, but could be something even more.
10-14-2012 22:20:56 | More by jmarsh123
4.43/5 rDev +3%
I poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a snifter. The pour is jet black, thin tan head. The aroma is full of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. The first sip is hot. After the initial hot alcohol a ton a vanilla, chocolate and sweet bourbon is released. It has a lingering bourbon finish. The body is full, light carbonation. A great beer from LA. The bottle went down very smooth and easily, must try.
04-15-2011 01:34:24 | More by bonkers
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks for this one belong to Boatshoes and Prufrock. They each surprised me with a bottle of this. One I popped now, the other will be waiting for at least a year.
Poured into my new Jackie O's snifter, courtesy of Normyk.
A- Very little head, that, paired with low pressure behind the cork and all the flaming of LA for flat beers (I know that doesnt necessarily apply to this beer) gives me an initial fear of having a flat bottle. All's well, this is just a thick beer that gives any carbonation a hard time. A strong ring remains which is responsible for half-hearted lacing.
S- Bourbon barrels are very strong in the aroma. A nice level of vanilla-sweetened char builds the bulk of the nose. A big vinous element also plays into it. Im assuming this is the brandy showing up. It brings anise, berries and fortified wine. Alcohol is a pretty big part of the aroma.
T- Oooh. This is pretty damn good. Bourbon oak is even more dominant in the flavor. Lots of vanilla, bourbon soaked berries, anise. The blend of smooth, creamy bourbon and sweet, fruity vinous elements is very nice. The finish tastes quite wine-like with a big swath of alcohol warmth.
M- Carbonation is mega low. Especially after letting this sit a while to warm and a lot of swirling. Its full bodied and clings to the tongue. Its fairly warm but not oppressive. It really makes for a perfect evening sipper.
D- I really like this. I cant wait to see what it becomes after a while. I can only hope some alcohol calms down. That would help bump a few categories up a notch.
01-02-2011 00:21:16 | More by MbpBugeye
3.38/5 rDev -21.4%
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.
04-17-2011 21:26:08 | More by beerwolf77
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
08-02-2012 10:49:19 | More by WillCarrera
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
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