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:
#540
Reviews:
452
Ratings:
1,990
pDev:
9.28%
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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

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

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

Nice presentation with a deep black color with a thick caramel head with good retention.
Delicious aroma with predominant notes of cocoa, mild bourbon, pine, cognac, licorice and dark fruits.
Rich flavor with notes of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, cognac-rum, licorice, citrusy, piney and earthy hops, soy, mint, molasses, tobacco, bourbon, plums, vanilla and a bit of peat. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full body with perfect carbonation. A bit sticky. Alcohol of 12.1% completes the experience and it feels lowers.
Excellent American Strong Ale. Complex, the kind you can go on and on, with a strong personality, but with an appropriate cap of individual flavor intensity, so that no one is left alone in the backstage. Interestingly, if you pay attention, you can really differentiate both barrel aged stages with bourbon and brandy.

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Photo of Chcshammonde
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,990 ratings