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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,670 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,670
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 345
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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Ratings: 1,670 | Reviews: 402 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Soto, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of CampusCrew
3.38/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

appearance: deep dark black, nearly ebony, loaded head

smell: loaded coffee, and sublte chocolate aromas, heavy vanilla and bourbon

taste: was probably an amzing stout, but I hate over bourboned beers. way to much alcohol and took forever to drink, didnt even finish it.

mouthfeel: full bodied stout

drinkability: dissapointed, needs mroe balance between bourbon and beer.

CampusCrew, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

campfirebrew, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ystazi, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev -7.2%

anteater, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bill (portia99) for this one. Poured from a corked and caged 375ml. bottle into a Darkness snifter. And oh yeah... REVIEW 400!!!

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger mocha head... WAIT... this one's carbonated? and its from LA?!? OMG... its gonna be delicious!!! Even retention is pretty good. Beer is opaque black and thick like motor oil. Lacing is stringy and spotty with nice cling.

S: Nose is maple syrup, chocolate, and vanilla all wrapped up in booze. Very deep but also quite subtle. Smells like it looks... dark and mysterious.

T: Holy Sh!t, this is a big beer. Opens big bourbon sweetness. Nice heat in the back. Chocolate, maple syrup, brown sugar, sweet soy sauce, and dark fruit. Booziness actually becomes more prominent as this one lingers. Brandy and bourbon barrels come through nicely towards the middle and end. Vanilla and oak apparent at the finish. End is accented by a crescendo of sweetness and aftertaste is chocolate and maple syrup.

M: Full bodied. As full bodied as I've ever had. AND... m.o.d.e.r.a.t.l.y CARBONATED. Pretty hot, even for the high ABV. Oily and viscous in the mouth and goes down tingly. Finish is accented and aftertaste is sticky, oily, and lingers.

D: As my scores suggest, this is a good beer. Nothing too outrageous and honestly, a little too big for my liking but its very complex, with a nice mouthfeel and a decent nose. I'd definitely jump at the chance to have this again but would probably want to split a 375ml with another person. A sipper for sure, 6oz. is more than enough.

SpeedwayJim, Dec 04, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Kmat10, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of AleWatcher
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Reddish brown, small head that vanished quickly. Thin oily legs.
Smells of bourbon and brandy with some notes of chocolate and caramel. The taste has all those notes with a touch of brandy and vanilla and oak.

Body is a bit thin and in need of more carbonation. It would work better with a creamy feel.

Overall-- not bad. It's improved a bit as it aged and let the brandy heat mellow out. The beer could easily age even longer.

AleWatcher, Dec 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

BAsbill, Sep 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

josephwa, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of papat444
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to F2brewers for this one.

Poured from a 375ml bottle, no #freshbeer info.

Pours a very dark color with a thin, almost non-existent head, probably due to the barrel aging. Aroma is strong, molasses, bourbon. Taste has a bit of smoke to it, sweet brandy with next to no carbonation. Quite the beast and a sipper for sure.

papat444, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

DRBiser, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

waddellc2, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

jplopez21, Feb 04, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

tbone1384, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ajzy, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Keith_R, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

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

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

thebigredone, Jan 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

t2grogan, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jvillefan, Jan 20, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

BeerBucks, Aug 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

big thanks to pete (pdiddy3d) for sharing this at our last tasting!

i believe pete mentioned this had about 1 year of age on it. 375ml corked and caged bottle around fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out a very deep, dark reddish brown color, almost black. decent clarity. just a thin light tan ring of head.

the bourbon and apple brandy stick out so much, smells great. also some vanilla barrel qualities, a rich caramel malt and some dark fruits. a bit of alcohol.

follows the aroma. some really nice bourbon and apple brandy flavors with just the right amount of alcohol, big, but nothing solvent like or anything. also some nice vanilla, maple syrup, dark fruits, a bit of raisin and fig.

thick, syrupy and delicious. really coats every part of your mouth. big, full bodied. a really low amount of carbonation which compliments this beer just right.

what a solid beer, id definatly seek this out if youve never had it. very similar to HotD's matt. the bourbon and apple brandy barrels really make up this beer.

dogfishandi, Oct 23, 2011
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,670 ratings.