Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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3.33/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a tulip.
Opening this bottle I had to practically use a set of pliers to get the cork out. It is easy to tell even before I opened it that there would be no carbonation in this bottle. When I finally got it open and poured it aggressively, my fears were confirmed. The beer has an onyx black color with just a few stray bubbles that happened to form from the beer sloshing around in the glass.
Rich chocolate cake, bourbon, and brandy are all strong in the nose. Vanilla, roasted malt, and a bit of alcohol come through as well.
The flavors are unfortunately flattened out by the lack of carbonation. Each sip starts with dark and sweet chocolate, sweet bourbon, and brandy, with vanilla and roasted malt adding some depth in the middle. The end has a little jolt of alcohol, and the rest of the flavors really fall off into a watery finish. Again, the lack of carbonation leads to problems.
The mouthfeel is disappointing, mostly because it is totally flat. The beer has the thickness and complexity to warrant a nice, thick, viscious, and creamy mouthfeel, and it comes up way short. Instead, it feels thick and syrupy.
I imagine this could be an incredible beer if it actually had carbonation in it. Lesson learned - do not spend money on flat Lost Abbey bottles.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 01:15:34 | More by KickInTheChalice
4.36/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into snifter, no head, dark but not impy stout dark.
Strong brandy vanilla smell, reminiscent of the angels share.
Bold smokey flavors up front, vanilla and oak, bourbon and brandy, getting a lot more of the strong ale than the stout.
Very interesting, will try it again, despite the price tag.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2013 01:51:30 | More by Smurf2055
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,492 ratings.