Deliverance - The Lost Abbey
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4/5 rDev -7%
Thanks to Bill (portia99) for this one. Poured from a corked and caged 375ml. bottle into a Darkness snifter. And oh yeah... REVIEW 400!!!
A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger mocha head... WAIT... this one's carbonated? and its from LA?!? OMG... its gonna be delicious!!! Even retention is pretty good. Beer is opaque black and thick like motor oil. Lacing is stringy and spotty with nice cling.
S: Nose is maple syrup, chocolate, and vanilla all wrapped up in booze. Very deep but also quite subtle. Smells like it looks... dark and mysterious.
T: Holy Sh!t, this is a big beer. Opens big bourbon sweetness. Nice heat in the back. Chocolate, maple syrup, brown sugar, sweet soy sauce, and dark fruit. Booziness actually becomes more prominent as this one lingers. Brandy and bourbon barrels come through nicely towards the middle and end. Vanilla and oak apparent at the finish. End is accented by a crescendo of sweetness and aftertaste is chocolate and maple syrup.
M: Full bodied. As full bodied as I've ever had. AND... m.o.d.e.r.a.t.l.y CARBONATED. Pretty hot, even for the high ABV. Oily and viscous in the mouth and goes down tingly. Finish is accented and aftertaste is sticky, oily, and lingers.
D: As my scores suggest, this is a good beer. Nothing too outrageous and honestly, a little too big for my liking but its very complex, with a nice mouthfeel and a decent nose. I'd definitely jump at the chance to have this again but would probably want to split a 375ml with another person. A sipper for sure, 6oz. is more than enough.
12-04-2010 00:07:09 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
big thanks to pete (pdiddy3d) for sharing this at our last tasting!
i believe pete mentioned this had about 1 year of age on it. 375ml corked and caged bottle around fridge temp poured into a snifter.
pours out a very deep, dark reddish brown color, almost black. decent clarity. just a thin light tan ring of head.
the bourbon and apple brandy stick out so much, smells great. also some vanilla barrel qualities, a rich caramel malt and some dark fruits. a bit of alcohol.
follows the aroma. some really nice bourbon and apple brandy flavors with just the right amount of alcohol, big, but nothing solvent like or anything. also some nice vanilla, maple syrup, dark fruits, a bit of raisin and fig.
thick, syrupy and delicious. really coats every part of your mouth. big, full bodied. a really low amount of carbonation which compliments this beer just right.
what a solid beer, id definatly seek this out if youve never had it. very similar to HotD's matt. the bourbon and apple brandy barrels really make up this beer.
10-23-2011 21:25:55 | More by dogfishandi
District of Columbia
4.65/5 rDev +8.1%
First time having this beer. 375ml bottle to glass. 2011 Vintage.
Appearance: Pours with a huge mocha head that quickly fades but leaves a nice little mocha ring as you drink. FVery deep brown in color, almost black. Carbonation does not appear to be an issue here.
Nose: A LOT going on. Very big barrel notes. A bit of roast and some dark fruit as well. Some sweeter notes akin to molasses. Very, very good nose.
Taste: More or less follows the nose. Again a big, boozy barrel character with some vanilla, caramel, and oak. Quite sweet up front with some dark fruit notes but fades to a fantastic rich finish with dark chocolate leading the way. Some alcohol heat as expected and wanted for the style.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, but enough to aid the drinkability of this rich, delicious beer. I would love to try this beer fresh and see how the mouthfeel differs, as I suspect it has thinned out a little with age.
Overall: A wonderfully delicious and complex beer. Pricey, but definitely worth it to try this jewel. Only a slightly thicker mouthfeel is keeping this beer from being essentially perfect.
11-02-2012 16:33:26 | More by jacewg
4.08/5 rDev -5.1%
Thanks to F2brewers for this one.
Poured from a 375ml bottle, no #freshbeer info.
Pours a very dark color with a thin, almost non-existent head, probably due to the barrel aging. Aroma is strong, molasses, bourbon. Taste has a bit of smoke to it, sweet brandy with next to no carbonation. Quite the beast and a sipper for sure.
06-04-2014 01:10:46 | More by papat444
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,564 ratings.