Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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1,712 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,712
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 353
Gots: 529 | FT: 48
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The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of bourbon barrel-aged Serpent’s Stout and brandy barrel-aged Angels Share, Deliverance is the epic battle being waged between heaven and hell for the souls of mortal men… and your enjoyment in a glass.

(Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of sholland119
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a dark, deep brown. Carbonation is, as expected, extremely light, but there was a faint pop at least when the bottle opened. A thin ring of tan head results.

S-Lovely charred oak, bourbon and brandy, marshmallow, brown sugar. Yup, my favorite things in a nightcap.

T-As with the nose, lots of rich flavor and appropriate boozy heat. Brown sugar, oakiness, vanilla, bourbon and brandy, good warmth.

M-Not as heavy as you'd think, given the ABV and light carbonation. Alcohol lingers pleasantly.

O-Pretty damn good beer. A great nightcap.

HV

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 mL bottle into a Teku glass. I believe this is from 2012.

Appearance: Pours a deep, deep brown, nearly black and leaves behind about a finger of tan head which fizzles away quickly.

Smell: Bourbon and chocolate flavors upfront along with some brandy and cherry. Some earthiness to it as well as.

Taste: Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, oak and vanilla. Finishes with some brandy which is very nice. A lot of the familiar bourbon barrel aged stout flavors but some differences, especially towards the finish of the flavor. A very prominent oak/rooty flavor throughout also makes it a bit different.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a light carbonation - surprisingly smooth though.

Overall: This one has picked some some interesting flavors from its time in the barrels. Earthy tones accompany the delicious bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit flavors along with a hint of cherry which is nice. Overall, I was satisfied with this brew which mixed some familiar flavors with some different things to make for an interesting beer and its smoothness is exceptional.

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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark dirty brown with almost no head, just a couple of soapy bubbles. and a light white swirl.

The nose is almost overwhelming, giant sweet dark fruit notes mixing in with vanilla, oak, bourbon, and alcohol sweetness.

Wow the flavor is intense, giant bourbon vanilla sweetness with dark plums and cherries. Huge chocolate with a mild butterscotch mixing in as well, this is very much a desert like beer, almost like a very fine tawny port.

The mouthfeel is full and thick and leaves a long lasting oily coating.

Very nice in small quantities, an almost sensory overpowering treat like an ultra rich mouse.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml C&C. 2010 bottling.

Pours deep dark brown with a finger of dark tan foam, settles to a fairly thick ring with large bubbles.

Smells tremendously good. I can pick out both the bourbon and brandy barrel notes. Sweet vanilla oaky goodness. Red wine vinegar. Milk, chocolate, and lots of dark fruit. Toffee and caramel. The slightest of alcohol burn as well, but a nice touch.

Taste is just a touch less perfect than the nose, but contains much of the same. Melted chocolate ice cream with a healthy amount of acidic fruit and bourbon flavor. Sweet cherry tinged caramel. Fills your mouth with a nicely toasted wood flavor as well. Lingering bourbon finish.

A medium to full body and thick mouthfeel, as would be expected. Heat from the ABV, but not much contribution to the flavor. No doubt this is a sipper.

Probably the best I've had from Lost Abbey. Looking forward to the next batch.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deliverance, a blend of bourbon-aged Serpents Stout (which I wish Lost Abbey would bottle!) and brandy-aged Angel's Share. Enjoyed from a 375ml bottle purchased at the release and poured into a tulip.

The cork comes off with a soft pop -- good sign. Out comes the liquid -- a viscous, inky molasses black, topped with foamy medium-tan head that reaches half a finger in height at its tallest before it quickly fizzles away to a puffy lingering ring. Big alcoholic legs grip the glass as I swirl and large trails of horizontal lace are left behind as I drink.

The nose is a nice mix of both bourbon and brandy -- very boozy. Vinous oak, dark cherries, dark chocolate and vanilla also make appearances.

Nice follow through from aroma to flavor. I get sweet Amarena cherries at the start, then pick up darker flavors of roasty malt as the beer opens up. There's also brandy, vanilla, oak, toffee, licorice and lots of ethanol. Sweet before a dryish finish. Such smooth flavor integration.

As the fairly high carbonation pickles the tongue, I find myself wishing the bubbles on this one were just a bit more tame -- a super ironic thing to ask of Lost Abbey, but there it is. The alcohol is rightfully high, numbing the tongue and subtly smoldering through the nostrils. The body is a creamy, buttery medium, making the whole experience boozy but smooth.

Deliverance is a complex brew; each integrated part can be picked out. Big, boozy but oh-so-smooth and drinkable.

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Reviewed about a year later, on September 16. Increased amounts of both of toffee and alcohol in the flavor. It’s still pretty damn hot and seems more solvent and barleywine-like. Chocolate lingers in the background. Not an improvement, and in fact is a bit worse than I remember it. The second glass showed more of its sweet goodness, but this is not the beer I remember.

Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,712 ratings.