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:
#514
Reviews:
449
Ratings:
1,983
pDev:
9.28%
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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

Photo of shelby415
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bret717
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- motor oil black; thin tan head; some patchy lacing

Aroma- dark chocolate, smoke, leather, raisin, booze

Taste- follows nose very closely, finishes with a warming alcohol burn and some lingering chocolate

Feel- medium-bodied

Overall- very enjoyable sipper with a nice medley of flavors and smells that meld nicely

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of chrisrose30
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The bourbon and the brandy are definitely apparent in this beer, but they blend together nicely to create a pretty amazing beer. Upon pouring, the head dissipates quickly, and the nose is strongly brown sugar, some molasses, booze, and black licorice. It's definitely a sipper, with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this isn't my favorite from TLA, but it's quite nice.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,983 ratings