Deliverance | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cue the banjos...A blend of Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine. One of our highest and most sought after non sour aged releases.

Added by drummstikk on 08-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#894
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
1,994
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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402
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559
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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

2017 vintage. Poured from 375 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a super dark black-brown with 1/4 dark mocha head that quickly settles to a thin skim.
S: Sweet bourbon, brown sugar, smooth dark chocolate, raisin, leather, vanilla, and a bit of wood char.
T: Sweet bourbon with smooth dark chocolate hits first, quickly followed by raisin, brown sugar, vanilla, and hints of sweet tobacco and leather.
M: Super smooth. Alcohol is present, but so well hidden. Darkly sweet. Excellent lingering and maturation on the palate.
D: Layered complexity. Wonderful sipper! Surprisingly drinkable given the blend components. Another awesome beer from Lost Abbey.

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Photo of smithj4
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Caged and corked bottle poured into a teku

Black, syrupy motor oil which crowned with a brown pencil thin layer that quickly subsides

aroma of brandy, dark fruits, raisin

taste has the brandy, dark fruits

velvety smooth but with a slight carbonation in the back of the mouth

good beer

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Photo of emyers
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into snifter.

Dark brown with a half inch brown head.

Nose: sweet caramelized sugar and dark fruit dominate. Brandy and a bit of chocolate character.

Taste: Follows the nose - dark fruit, brandy, oak, bittersweet chocolate. Some alcohol heat on the finish. Finishes a touch sweet.

Feel: full-bodied, low carbonation, very smooth.

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Photo of rand
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

375 mL corked bottle into a snifter

Dark, sludgy brew with almost no head or apparent carb...crude oil.

Nose carries notes of molasses, carob, raisin, and plenty of booze.

Lots of oak and floral notes on the palate, playing off the molasses and raisin detected in its bouquet. Subtle hints of vanilla and tabacco are noted, especially towards the finish. Super oily and sludgy, with almost no carbonation. Long finish with sticky-sweet residuals between sips.

A nice, satisfying sipper, but could use a little carbonation, at least to cleanse the palate a bit.

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Photo of caahare
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.49/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of silverblaze540
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pitch black with amber tips at edge; opaque with minimal bubbles that dissipate quickly.

S - Powerful nose; sweet prunes and malt; raisins, cherries, and brandy.

T - Sweet and boozy; malts, prunes, and a faint bitter aftertaste.

M - Thick with low carbonation.

O - Strong flavor, strong smell. Very impressive.

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Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoretaxi
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml cork and caged bottle. 2014 vintage. Served in a snifter glass. Dark black body, slight cola brown hue, one finger white head, good retention with no lacing. Smell is bourbon and brandy, which seem to have coalesced well. Light sweet candied sugar, dark fruit, toasted grains, touch of chocolate. Pretty much your standard strong ale with a fair bit of barrel. Flavour is similar and follows the nose. It's coalesced quite well, in my opinion. A bit hot still, with a good mouthfeel and body, low on carbonation.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours very black with a thin khaki tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Flavors of oak, cherries, bourbon, slight anise and chocolate. Very thick feel that coats the palate. Overall, extremely impressive and highly recommended!

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,994 ratings