Deliverance | The Lost Abbey

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Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Brob245
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours dark brown, almost black with no head or lacing.

Smell - you can smell the barrel aging - predominantly brandy. Can barely make out a slight char from the bourbon barrels. Not as dominate as some of the other reviewers have described.

Taste - finishes with an elegant dark chocolate, faint raisiny or dark fruit presence.

Mouthfeel - rich and velvety texture with very little carbonation.

Overall - a little pricey for a 12.7 ounce bottle but very good overall. Worth the splurge.

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Photo of dunlap926
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Wolberjs
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Opaque dark brown. Pours with minimal head that quickly dissipates to almost nothing.

S - Not alot going on out of the fridge, and not alot going on as it warms up. A mild bourbon and brandy in the smell with alcohol coming through. Smells sweet.

T - Tastes better than it smells. Still plenty of brandy and bourbon, but now a little faint vanilla and chocolate show up.

M - Silky smooth mouthfeel with and little tingly alcohol finish. If there's such a thing as a balanced mouthfeel, this one has it. I just started doing reviews of the individual pieces and parts of beers, so I can't say I've get the perfect informed perspective on mouthfeel, but this is damn outstanding.

O - Good but not great offering. Not enough going on with the smell and the taste to give it high marks overall. The barrels kind of overwhelm the base beer.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of t8dd
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of khargro2
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of SirElton
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of neurobot01
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of ahbithwabm
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of bigjoe786
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

12.7 ounce bottle - $14.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Gurgles out an inky, blank body with a smallish, but dense, dark tan head.

Smell: Blended malts leaning towards roasted with noticed inclusions of the sublime bourbon and brandy barrel aging. Bittersweet chocolate, nutty sweet syrups. Heavy on the dark fruits.

Taste: Roasty maltiness, dark chocolate fudge, a spoonful of maple syrup. A few flecks of char. Blend of the robust brandy and bourbon notes. Deep dark fruitiness, prunes and dates. Splash of tawny port. Low hint of anise. A little perceived saltiness precedes the soft, roasty, chocolaty finish followed by lingering warmth and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel.

Overall: Let us all enjoy the wonder of Deliverance Ale!

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jtrigonis
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HollyHops
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ChrisMQ
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of apbaj
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of WVUbrew
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Mikeynas
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,950 ratings.
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