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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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96
world-class

1,771 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 362
Gots: 545 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010

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.
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Ratings: 1,771 | Reviews: 414
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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time having this beer. 375ml bottle to glass. 2011 Vintage.

Appearance: Pours with a huge mocha head that quickly fades but leaves a nice little mocha ring as you drink. FVery deep brown in color, almost black. Carbonation does not appear to be an issue here.

Nose: A LOT going on. Very big barrel notes. A bit of roast and some dark fruit as well. Some sweeter notes akin to molasses. Very, very good nose.

Taste: More or less follows the nose. Again a big, boozy barrel character with some vanilla, caramel, and oak. Quite sweet up front with some dark fruit notes but fades to a fantastic rich finish with dark chocolate leading the way. Some alcohol heat as expected and wanted for the style.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, but enough to aid the drinkability of this rich, delicious beer. I would love to try this beer fresh and see how the mouthfeel differs, as I suspect it has thinned out a little with age.

Overall: A wonderfully delicious and complex beer. Pricey, but definitely worth it to try this jewel. Only a slightly thicker mouthfeel is keeping this beer from being essentially perfect.

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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.

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2012 release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours very dark brown, though lighter at the edges, with a cap of beige head. So-so retention and almost no lacing.

S: Fruit (cherry, fig, currant, blueberry) and oak, vanilla, with dark chocolate and malt undertones. More roastiness and brandy come out as it warms.

T: Oak is more in the forefront and fruit takes a backseat, along with some coffee and chocolate, alcohol, and brandy. Some bright acidity, with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste on the lengthy finish. Mostly dry... drier than I would've expected.

M: Full bodied, medium-light carbonation.

O: Really nice complexity and integration, with layers of interesting flavors which change as the beer warms. Although I didn't really detect bourbon. As enjoyable as this was, I think I'd prefer Angel's Share straight up.

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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.

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,771 ratings.