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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,549 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,549
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 329
Gots: 491 | FT: 53
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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bccocx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 20:59:53 | More by bccocx
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -11.9%

12.7 oz bottle courtesy of thrillainmanilla. Thanks again Eric!

A - I've read a lot of reviews for this beer, and I was a little scared that I would get one of the dreaded "uncarbonated" bottles. Luckily, the cork gave me a satisfying pop and the beer collects a little fizz on the periphery as it enters the glass. The beer itself is dark brown, settling black in the glass. No foam whatsoever.

S - the first thing I get is a whiff of bourbon, followed by the stout base, followed by some of the sweetness from the barrel character. I poured it pretty cold, and it initially smelled like a booze bomb, but as it warms up the sharpness dissipates. The richness I expect isn't terribly evident in the smell. Fruit: apples, raisins, and caramely dates.

T - the first thing I get is heat from the booze. It burns the tongue almost immediately. Following that, it's mostly the barrels I detect. The bourbon and brandy work nicely together, but both are secondary to the alcohol. I don't get Angel's Share at all, only Serpent Stout, and that only slightly. The only thing I would call "substantive" in the taste is the tartness that comes from the roast.

M - like I said, the booze is overwhelming. My tongue burns as I drink. The alcohol almost entirely overwhelms the sweetness, which is the other lingering taste at the finish.

O - I'm not a big fan of this beer. It's too expensive, and the barrels play too big a roll. The alcohol dominates and depletes any of the substance of the base beers. That being said, however, I'm super glad I finally got to try it.

03-20-2014 21:42:53 | More by JamesShoemaker
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-20-2014 20:32:26 | More by ScottStache
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

03-20-2014 15:49:20 | More by MattXT
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kdahnke123

Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%

A 12.7oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A - A very dark pour with a medium brown head. The head lasted on briefly, leaving no lacing. It is fairly viscous, though, and leaves a thick coating with fingers on the glass when tipped.
S - Bourbon, vanilla, malt and chocolate. Smells heavenly!
T - Very smooth and balanced. Bourbon and chocolate malts up front with balanced hops and a little bite of alcohol on the finish.
M - Above average mouth coating with a moderate level of carbonation.
O - A very well integrated strong ale. The 12.5% abv is only apparent on the finish. Everything is very well balanced. Highly recommended.

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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md655321

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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Melman

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-14-2014 06:38:57 | More by Melman
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iJyuken

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -30.2%

03-13-2014 16:49:00 | More by iJyuken
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Pookie

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-11-2014 05:39:53 | More by CreativeJeenyus
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,549 ratings.