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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,702 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,702
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 349
Gots: 532 | FT: 50
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the caged 375 into a large wine glass. Sadly, I don't own a snifter yet.

Pours pitch black with a caramel head... Although it disipates quickly you're left with a centimeter thick crown that cakes to the edge of the glass. You can see the carbonation carying whisps of froth back and forth in a slowdance of transcendence.

Smells hot. Chocolate covered raisins, vanilla, espresso, and sherry protrude. There is a definite sense of complexity as the brandy and bourbon sneak up.

Spicy raisin notes spring up mid-mouth with a real sense of earth, much like a marsala. Once again, the finish is pretty hot, but not in a bad way at all; It's that burn in your cheek feel that says "slow down, enjoy yourself."

Great find... in the words of Wayne and Garth, "We're not Grateful!"

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first experience with being "Delivered" and as the label indicates Sin IS Good! This is how I envision a strong ale should be. Pours dark as night and carbonation higher than anticipated (pleasant surprise there), head dissipating fairly quickly but appropriate to time nonetheless. Set up extremely well in my BCBS snifter. Admired the unique, intense smell from the combination of bourbon and brandy barrel aging. 'tis a sipper to take your time with and enjoy the SIN (Pleasure?) of Deliverance!

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,702 ratings.