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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,551 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 329
Gots: 493 | 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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robwestcott

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%

a long forgotten bottle from 2010, or perhaps 2011.

cork popped and poured pitch black, thick and cold to an upland brewing goblet with a hint of a toffee colored short lasting, small bubbled head.

huge bourbon in the nose, very dark sugary syrup malts, hint of gingerbread and smoke.

super viscous, the carbonation hides til the beer hits your palate and sneaks out. sitting in the glass, it appears almost flat and this is far from the truth. sweet, not bitter.

big barrel character, toffee, dark sweet chocolate, big bourbon, dark cherries, this is such an incredible beer, its a taste explosion.

drinkable ? well, perhaps not, but one's plenty.

09-13-2013 00:11:29 | More by robwestcott
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-12-2013 22:40:10 | More by Benjiehorn
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

09-12-2013 02:08:08 | More by CityofBals
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

09-11-2013 20:42:56 | More by HamGlade10
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soldat329x

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

09-10-2013 02:18:48 | More by soldat329x
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

09-09-2013 22:42:34 | More by rydev24
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

2013 vintage poured into a teku
A: jet black fully opaque with no head but a small brown lace ring around top of the liquid
S: bourbon, red wine, molasses, caramel, hint of raisin
T: bourbon forward, brown sugar, toffee, roasted coffee/cocoa
M: lacks a bit with almost no carb
Overall very impressive with booze hidden nicely from the aging process. Easily would buy again

09-08-2013 17:04:34 | More by alaimoa
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-08-2013 01:54:20 | More by Bobbydigi
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JDJTEXAS

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-07-2013 21:34:39 | More by JDJTEXAS
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

09-07-2013 04:50:08 | More by MarcWP
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

09-05-2013 00:01:07 | More by jsurfs82
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Butchnasty

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2013 22:13:50 | More by Butchnasty
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2013 17:43:21 | More by kristougher
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2013 03:32:54 | More by Eric908
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-02-2013 03:15:40 | More by kevrice88
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +14.7%

Deliver me from evil... Deliverance from the Lost Abbey is a strong, very strong beer. It pours black with no head because of the 12.5% ABV. The brandy and bourbon flavors swirl in your mouth.
Succumb to the madness. Pray for your deliverance from this hellish temptress.

09-01-2013 22:57:32 | More by dvanhandel
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Shmeal

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%

08-30-2013 23:29:41 | More by Shmeal
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-30-2013 21:06:51 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-30-2013 03:17:05 | More by millelacsmark
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spoony

Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

From a 375 ml bottle (vintage 2013 b) into a chalice.

A-The beer pours heavily, like motor oil, and produces no head; just a thin collar of dark brown bubbles. There is no carbonation visible through the espresso-colored liquid.

S-The smell is appropriately boozy with big doses of vanilla, caramel, and oak.I also detect some roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, as well as booze-soaked dark fruit. The brew is quite sweet.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, with obvious-but-not-annoying booze warmth mixing with the caramel sweetness, macerated cherry flavors, vanilla, and chocolate. There is a bit of roast coffee-like bitterness on the finish. The brew is pretty complex, as it should be at 12.5% ABV.

M-The feel is surprisingly light. Perhaps it is just the alcoholic nature of the beer, but I could have used a bit more heft. Carbonation is light, pretty soft, and fine.

O-This is a tasty, almost-stout like ale. I really enjoyed the bourbon/brandy character here, as it was assertive and complex, without being overwhelming. You can really taste the booze, but you know you are drinking a beer. The feel was a little strange, but not entirely awful. With a sweet and boozy flavor, this is a solid dessert option.

08-30-2013 01:34:26 | More by spoony
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-28-2013 02:40:44 | More by cardsfan
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

08-27-2013 19:12:24 | More by dfhhead25
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-27-2013 18:08:21 | More by badboy7113
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-25-2013 21:54:10 | More by Kaveman
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-25-2013 08:49:13 | More by nrbw23
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.