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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,572
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 333
Gots: 499 | FT: 52
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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Photo of WillCarrera


4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

375 ml bottle, 2011 vintage, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a dark brown color, produces a thin layer of head that quickly vanishes to nothing, leaves no lacing.

S- Bourbon and brandy notes as well as sweet dark fruit, chocolate, caramel and vanilla.

T- Sweet and boozy but not overly so, has some flavors of bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, caramel and vanilla, the finish has flavors of wood and a bit of vinous fruit.

M- Medium-bodied, slick feel with medium to low carbonation, a bit of boozy warmth.

O- Another solid barrel-aged beer from the Lost Abbey.

08-02-2012 10:49:19 | More by WillCarrera
Photo of Paccamacca


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-08-2013 07:50:43 | More by Paccamacca
Photo of jwinship83


4.22/5  rDev -1.9%

375ml corked and caged bottle picked up for a disgusting $16.99. drank from my samual adams perfect pint glass.

A- the pour yields a dark brown body with just a bit of ruby red highlights sneaking through around the edges of the glass. im pleased with the half finger of dark beige colored head that forms on top. the head doesnt last very long, and doesnt leave behind much in the way of lacing either.

S- the first whiff of this brings out strong odors of alcohol. bourbon, brandy and ethanol. after that i get some sweet caramel, brown sugar, and roasted malts. vanilla comes through pretty strong from the oak barrels. lots of raisin. lots of chocolate. very complex. inviting and intimidating.

T- the taste is every part as complex as the nose. it starts out with some strong sweetness from caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. it quickly moves into strong dark chocolate notes which blend beautifully with the vanilla from the oak. raisins and lightly roasted malts comes through near the end, as does the alcohol which is still strong. brandy, bourbon, and above all else, ethanol.

M- medium bodied, bordering on full. palate coating with a lingering aftertaste. the carbonation level is low, but, dis spite all the jokes, it really works in this beers favor. i do believe this was the intended way.

D- the beer is huge and makes itself known. im glad it comes in the little bottles, because i dont think i could tackle a full 750 by myself. its also a little pricey for any thoughts of another one, but its something ill look forward to opening again in the future.

02-14-2011 03:31:22 | More by jwinship83
Photo of klipper


4/5  rDev -7%

11-11-2012 22:37:24 | More by klipper
Photo of Resuin


4.53/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

05-05-2013 23:09:36 | More by Resuin
Photo of campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2014 02:00:59 | More by campfirebrew
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-25-2012 23:43:22 | More by savagepm
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-25-2012 11:25:58 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-25-2014 21:25:18 | More by SebD
Photo of JMBSH


4/5  rDev -7%

11-28-2011 04:31:30 | More by JMBSH
Photo of coreyfmcdonald


3.63/5  rDev -15.6%

375ml bottle into a snifter

A: Very dark brown, pretty much black with a finger of lively head that sticks around for a while.

S: Strong bourbon up front with dark chocolate, roast, and toffee. Very nice, but lacking a bit in complexity.

T: Dark chocolate and toffee up front with brandy in the background. A bit on the dry side and quite boozy.

M: A tad thin with adequate and fairly creamy carbonation. Could be more full bodied.

O: Rarely do I feel like a beer needs to be aged, but this beer is very boozy and I believe it could develop some with age. Still decent, but I think I'll lay a couple of these down for a while.

06-11-2012 01:57:49 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of Urbancaver


4.08/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a reddish brown with no head at all.
Smells sweet and a touch fruity. Great aroma. You can get the bourbon as well as brandy. Sweet, rich, chocolatey. Love it!
Tastes similar but not that great. I'm enjoying it but it's not a combinatio of flavours that thrills me. Carbonation level is good. Overall interspersing and enjoyable but not thrilling

10-09-2011 23:48:49 | More by Urbancaver
Photo of DCon


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-25-2013 19:27:36 | More by DCon
Photo of kawilliams81


4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

2013 vintage. Poured from a 12.7 oz cork n caged bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours near black with a half finger mocha head. Small bubbles of lacing cling to the glass.

S- big port aromas, oak, some barrel notes, dark fruits, light chocolate and roast

T- bitter bakers chocolate, oak, dark fruits, tawny notes, barrel but not really brandy or bourbon just liquor notes, more port or vinous notes at the finish.

M- full body and low carbonation. Fairly mild, light feel with some abv that is noticeable and dry finish.

O- very interesting beer. Brandy angel's share and serpents stout blend lends more oak and port notes than brandy or stout.

02-23-2013 04:18:00 | More by kawilliams81
Photo of pixieskid


4/5  rDev -7%

11-09-2012 13:17:38 | More by pixieskid
Photo of pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev 0%

2012 release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours very dark brown, though lighter at the edges, with a cap of beige head. So-so retention and almost no lacing.

S: Fruit (cherry, fig, currant, blueberry) and oak, vanilla, with dark chocolate and malt undertones. More roastiness and brandy come out as it warms.

T: Oak is more in the forefront and fruit takes a backseat, along with some coffee and chocolate, alcohol, and brandy. Some bright acidity, with a coffee and chocolate aftertaste on the lengthy finish. Mostly dry... drier than I would've expected.

M: Full bodied, medium-light carbonation.

O: Really nice complexity and integration, with layers of interesting flavors which change as the beer warms. Although I didn't really detect bourbon. As enjoyable as this was, I think I'd prefer Angel's Share straight up.

02-19-2012 06:52:39 | More by pmarlowe
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-15-2013 19:06:06 | More by Canada_Dan
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-02-2014 14:41:39 | More by Lehighace06
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-07-2013 02:09:48 | More by FLBeerGuy
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 22:56:01 | More by dvmin98
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New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-02-2014 16:08:28 | More by ThatsThatDude
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4/5  rDev -7%

04-03-2014 02:45:27 | More by AnitaBrewski
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 21:16:05 | More by bcm75
Photo of tmoneyba


4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate malt, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet toasted dark chocolte malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a top 50 standout beer.

07-11-2011 23:50:47 | More by tmoneyba
Photo of garuda


4.51/5  rDev +4.9%

A - Super deep ruby, nearly black, small head has little retention and lacing.

S/T - Oak and barrel forward. Strong oak, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, tannins up front, then transitions smoothly through the finish, finishing with the stout-like qualities of roast coffee, and rich chocolate. Booze heat is expected and welcomed.

M - Full body, lively carbonation, yet stays smooth. Expected noticeable booze, warming.

O - Taste is superb. Is it worth the price of the bottle? I'm not sure about that, and I'm glad I had the op to have it on tap first.

02-27-2014 14:05:40 | More by garuda
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
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