Deliverance | The Lost Abbey

DeliveranceDeliverance
BA SCORE
95%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 1,961 ratings
DeliveranceDeliverance
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
Ranking:
#501
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
1,961
Liked:
1,863
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
9.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
400
Gots:
556
Trade:
39
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,961 |  Reviews: 445
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +13.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle. Pours black with no head, thin ring that leaves spoyy lace. Aroma is a bit boozy with bourbon bad brandy overtaking roasted notes. Taste is intense, fairly complex with cherry, wine notes, light smoke, raisins, all surrounded by brandy and booze. Very tasty as a sipper. Mouthfeel is thin to medium but slick. Very good brew, would drink (or preferably split) another one in a heartbeat.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Thanks to Bill (portia99) for this one. Poured from a corked and caged 375ml. bottle into a Darkness snifter. And oh yeah... REVIEW 400!!!

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger mocha head... WAIT... this one's carbonated? and its from LA?!? OMG... its gonna be delicious!!! Even retention is pretty good. Beer is opaque black and thick like motor oil. Lacing is stringy and spotty with nice cling.

S: Nose is maple syrup, chocolate, and vanilla all wrapped up in booze. Very deep but also quite subtle. Smells like it looks... dark and mysterious.

T: Holy Sh!t, this is a big beer. Opens big bourbon sweetness. Nice heat in the back. Chocolate, maple syrup, brown sugar, sweet soy sauce, and dark fruit. Booziness actually becomes more prominent as this one lingers. Brandy and bourbon barrels come through nicely towards the middle and end. Vanilla and oak apparent at the finish. End is accented by a crescendo of sweetness and aftertaste is chocolate and maple syrup.

M: Full bodied. As full bodied as I've ever had. AND... m.o.d.e.r.a.t.l.y CARBONATED. Pretty hot, even for the high ABV. Oily and viscous in the mouth and goes down tingly. Finish is accented and aftertaste is sticky, oily, and lingers.

D: As my scores suggest, this is a good beer. Nothing too outrageous and honestly, a little too big for my liking but its very complex, with a nice mouthfeel and a decent nose. I'd definitely jump at the chance to have this again but would probably want to split a 375ml with another person. A sipper for sure, 6oz. is more than enough.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Sean9689
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deliverance pours a almost blackish color with a small head. There is a brandy like, barrel like, spicy malty aroma. The taste has nice strong wood and smokey notes, malty, with hints of a dark wine like flavors. Very nice complete body. Overall an awesome beer.

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Photo of srandycarter
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little over 12 oz bottle, for what you'd usually pay for at least a .500, but let's get on with it.

A - Nearly black with reddish notes. Quarter inch tan head that actually stays for some time. Persistent lace.

S - Sweet dark malt and booze hit you right up front. I smell the bourbon and the brandy. There is a whiskey and a fruitier booze melded here.

T - It is what is labeled - I can taste the Serpent Stout and the Angel Share here. It's a nice blend. Fun. American Strong Ale, with Stout attributes, all aged in boozy barrels. Nice.

M - OK, if nothing else, IT IS CARBONATED. Way to go, Tomme! The malt is pretty sweet, but the booze cuts it a little. Over all, stays on the sweet side.

D - It's a small bottle as I said, but it is enough for me. I still wish it had been a .500 for the price and I could have shared it with a friend. Nice stuff.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap (2009)

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

(Aged for 2 years)

A beautiful dark brown ruby that clings to to the glass. A thin light brown head. Beautiful.

The aroma is sweet (not to mention terrific!). I smell the bourbon along with a sweetness resembling coconut and molasses. I also smell chocolate and cherry. Wow!

The taste is a complete whirlwind of sweet molasses, bourbon, rich and velvety chocolate, all with a strong backbone of alcohol-drenched cherries and then even more chocolate. A layered, textured, taste adventure! Simply exceptional.

A rich and luscious mouthfeel.

While I'm full of rich superlatives for this beer, (surprisingly?) it isn't all that drinkable (in large quantity!). My 10oz. pour is far too much for me; I'm actually sharing it with those around me willfully. That being said: This beer rocks!

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of koopa
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours jet black with a 2 finger brown crown that displays good retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Bourbon, grain alcohol, lots of chocolate, and some roast malt.

Taste: Same as the nose with the bourbon and alcohol dominating too much.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of thick bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall: A decent blend worth checking out once.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 95% out of 100 with 1,961 ratings
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