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:
1,956
Reviews:
443
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
397
Gots:
558
For Trade:
39
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Ratings: 1,956 |  Reviews: 443
Photo of patre_tim
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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Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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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Photo of Jamison85
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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

Photo of ummswimmin
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of brpendergast85
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Ah, old school Lost Abbey... As to be expected this beer is essentially flat. Pours in an obviously viscous manner forming just the slightest hint of dark tan surface coating that quickly disappears and is gone for good. Color is nearly black. Beer is flat looking.

S: Aroma is pleasant. A mix of dark fruits, raisin, molasses, and toffee with oaky, vanilla, bourbon.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma, but brings about even more complexity. Raisin, molasses, and mildly sweet toffee dominate. Then the beer turns a bit malty, with notes of prune and fig, before turning boozy with the bourbon barrel coming through on the long, sweet finish.

M: Body is approaching the heavier side. Sweet, mildly viscous, and lacking all but a hint of carbonation. Slight boozy heat. Very mild bitterness.

O: A nice beer, very complex and a nice after meal sipper. Would have liked a little more carbonation - nothing too heavy - but something that would have allowed this beer to open up a bit more in the glass and on the palate.

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Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of AD17
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of BeerBucks
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JakerLou
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened a bottle from 2014. It pours pitch black and very viscous. Almost no carbonation. Smells of raisins, vanilla, cherries, bourbon, and a meaty type aroma (umami). Taste is dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of soy. Mouth feel is super slick with almost no carbonation. Overall, this was worth the wait. I was pretty sure this beer was too hot for me fresh and I just found it in the back of my beer stash, nice find.

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Photo of tbone1384
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Damian74
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ncaudle
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Sean9689
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this beer a bunch of different times, on draft and out of the bottle. Figured I might as well finally review this while it's current on-tap at my house. Poured from the kegerator into a Bruery tulip. 2010 vintage.

A - Pours black, mocha-colored head, thin film on top, spotty lace, thick collar.

S - Big chocolate, both milk and dark, booze, vanilla, brownies, and oak. Still pretty boozy, even after a year and and half worth of age, but it's definitely smoothed out since it was fresh. Very sweet, reminds me of a rich dessert.

T - Chocolate syrup on top of chocolate brownies with a small side of bourbon. There's a touch of oak and vanilla in there as well. The alcohol bite makes the finish bitter and boozy, yet still remaining somewhat sweet.

M - Full, rich and smooth, good carbonation, creamy finish. Even after almost two years, this one is still quite boozy. That said, it's really smoothed out since I had it fresh, and it's definitely more enjoyable now then ever. I think another year will do this some more good...might be perfect by then!

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Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,956 ratings.
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