Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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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
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
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
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
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.