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): 12.50%

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.

Added by drummstikk on 08-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,957
Reviews:
443
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
397
Gots:
558
For Trade:
40
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FosterJM
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1122nd Review on BA
Bottle to Sinners and Saints glass
12.7 oz C/C

2011 Bottle

App- A semi dark black with some brown highlights floating around the edges. Wouldn't you know this was carbonated and had a good 1 finger light brown head that fell to a couple lines of cling and a 1/8" ring of bubbles.

Smell- The majority of my scents are dominated by the brandy barrels. I get a little bit of dark chocolate, a little bit of the wood comes through and a lot of booze. Some notes of dark ruddled fruit round out the nose.

Taste- This was a very tasty albeit LARGE beer. The 12.5% is very evident. The beer opens with a prickly bourbon/brandy combination and then moves to a little bit of a light light chocolate note with a little bit of vanilla. The duality of the brandy/bourbon is quite nice but I thought lacked a bit of depth.

Mouth- A medium carbonation with a light-medium carbonation level. It was too prickly and I think needed to be a bit more smooth. I think a year would do this one well.

Drink- Overall, a good blended stout/strong ale beer. Had high notes of the ABV and some low notes with the prickly feel. I will come back to this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. The Serpents Stout really takes this over in the appearance. Poured a thin medium brown head, stuck around though.

Oak, bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, roast/char, dark sweet caramel malts, vanilla.

Bourbon and oak up front, the brandy adds some fruity, boozy notes. Charred toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla. The Serpent plays the biggest role here, and having had it before and knowing it's epicness, I'm totally cool here. This is great!

It's thick, full, smooth and creamy.

Like the BA Serpents, this is fantastic.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Tulip
From: KnB Wine Cellars in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $6.00 (Wednesday deal)
Purchased: Aug. 7, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 7, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a black color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan caramel head. Sporadic lacing on the sides on the way down, good retention on the top.

Smelled bourbon, caramel, toffee, chocolate, espresso and boozy alcohol.

Tasted caramel, toffee, maple syrup, Bailey’s Irish Cream and butterscotch. So damn smooth. Alcohol is well-hidden for 12 percent, but still a liquorish finish.

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish.

Wow! Just phenomenal. So glad I tried it and can’t wait until I do it again.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black, so dark you can't see through it even held to the light. Thought I caught a glimpse of ruby at moments though. No head whatsoever, just a foam of rustiness. It almost stains the glass a rusty hue when twirled around.

Dark toasted notes, almost a fudge quality. Chocolate and black liquorice and hints of disappearing fruit. I get a hint of alcohol as well.

Dark and chocolaty, chocolate fudge, liquorice, hints of oak and whiskey, coffee and chocolate milk, and the spirit of fruitcakes past. A little burn in the throat.

Very smooth body for such a heavy brew. Slightly oily. Light, foamy carbonation.

Got this in Santa Rosa, CA. Drinking in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Really unique brew, my first from Lost Abbey. Been looking forward to trying this brewer for a long time. A lot like an imperial stout, with only subtle differences.

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,957 ratings.
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