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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Ratings: 1,957 |  Reviews: 443
Photo of Ohiovania
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryanster8
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IMFletcher
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DLSheidy
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2013B. Poured black as motor oil with very little head. Amazing sweet nose of Bourbon. Drinking very smoothly.

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Photo of WontontoIsDrinking
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Seemed to be a bit lacking compared to some of the other BBA beers I've had recently. I would have this again but wouldn't be upset if I didn't.

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Photo of Dogleg
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fordknox
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GSSW88
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow just lovely, but be warned.... This is a boozy beer! Pours a very dark thick black with a nice brown, as someone below stated, mocha colored head. Smell was great! Roasted grains, small hint of dark fruits like raisins and plums, TONS of vanilla-y American oak, bourbon, brandy, and of course, alcohol. Taste was mostly bourbon and oak, roasted grains. Not a lot of hop characters, really tastes like a stout with a few shots of bourbon. Lovely taste and such a great mouthfeel. Nice and thick, really coats your mouth, very low carbonation. Nice burn from the alcohol. My only issue with this beer is the price tag for such a small bottle. $18 for a 12oz bottle? Won't be buying this on a consistent basis but definitely will get this again when I want to treat myself.

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Photo of Nick29
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josh_951
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Immortale25
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Vintage 2014A.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with no head, rather just a thick ring around the edge of the glass and nearly no surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Signature Lost Abbey yeast aroma with notes of heavy dark roast and some brown sugar and vanilla from the barrel.

T- Maple, more brown sugar and some chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate aftertaste with some light char. After a while, some vanilla and marshmallow show up. Very smooth for the ABV. More milk chocolate and raisin characteristics come through as it warms.

M- Silky smooth with low carbonation and a robustly full body.

O- I don't know what it is, but none of the sought-after Lost Abbey beers strike a big chord with me. The only thing I can figure is it's their house yeast, because all their non-Belgian and non-Brett beers have this strange layer of flavor I can't describe that just doesn't agree with me. Don't get me wrong, this is great beer, especially for how well the alcohol is concealed. It just isn't in that upper echelon of awesomeness with some of my favorite BA beers. And none of the other barrel-aged Lost Abbey brews I've tried (Older Viscosity, Agave Maria) are either.

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Photo of Vondy08
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good but not worth the price tag to me

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a silky black with a touch of a mocha colored head. Lays still in the glass. Barrel notes all over the nose! Chocolate, oak, bourbon, brandy, caramelized apples, coconut. So much going on here. Flavor follows through with more subtlety than the nose. Lots of charred malts. Some sweet fruit character would lead you believe it was port barrel aged as well. Body is thick and rich with a fair amount of heat, but doesn't feel like it is kicking your ass.
Overall, this was pretty solid. The nose blew me away, and while all the flavors were there, they were more tame than I had hoped.

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

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BradC
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin head. Smells boozy, bourbon,vanilla. Taste is over the top boozy,brandy and bourbon. Don't taste much of the beer. Overall, good if you like bourbon and or brandy, I wish more of the beer came through.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of yancot
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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