Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Deliverance | The Lost Abbey

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
DeliveranceDeliverance
BA SCORE
4.31/5
Outstanding
1,971 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:
#502
Reviews:
447
Ratings:
1,971
pDev:
9.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
402
Gots:
557
Trade:
40
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,971 |  Reviews: 447
Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle courtesy of thrillainmanilla. Thanks again Eric!

A - I've read a lot of reviews for this beer, and I was a little scared that I would get one of the dreaded "uncarbonated" bottles. Luckily, the cork gave me a satisfying pop and the beer collects a little fizz on the periphery as it enters the glass. The beer itself is dark brown, settling black in the glass. No foam whatsoever.

S - the first thing I get is a whiff of bourbon, followed by the stout base, followed by some of the sweetness from the barrel character. I poured it pretty cold, and it initially smelled like a booze bomb, but as it warms up the sharpness dissipates. The richness I expect isn't terribly evident in the smell. Fruit: apples, raisins, and caramely dates.

T - the first thing I get is heat from the booze. It burns the tongue almost immediately. Following that, it's mostly the barrels I detect. The bourbon and brandy work nicely together, but both are secondary to the alcohol. I don't get Angel's Share at all, only Serpent Stout, and that only slightly. The only thing I would call "substantive" in the taste is the tartness that comes from the roast.

M - like I said, the booze is overwhelming. My tongue burns as I drink. The alcohol almost entirely overwhelms the sweetness, which is the other lingering taste at the finish.

O - I'm not a big fan of this beer. It's too expensive, and the barrels play too big a roll. The alcohol dominates and depletes any of the substance of the base beers. That being said, however, I'm super glad I finally got to try it.

 1,567 characters

Photo of ScottStache
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kdahnke123
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12.7oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A - A very dark pour with a medium brown head. The head lasted on briefly, leaving no lacing. It is fairly viscous, though, and leaves a thick coating with fingers on the glass when tipped.
S - Bourbon, vanilla, malt and chocolate. Smells heavenly!
T - Very smooth and balanced. Bourbon and chocolate malts up front with balanced hops and a little bite of alcohol on the finish.
M - Above average mouth coating with a moderate level of carbonation.
O - A very well integrated strong ale. The 12.5% abv is only apparent on the finish. Everything is very well balanced. Highly recommended.

 627 characters

Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of falc0n2600
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of md655321
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of JamesBell
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BrandonSeal
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DerekQXQX
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Melman
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of iJyuken
3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of McCranky
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Pookie
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of CreativeJeenyus
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of camartin27
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of srgj88
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of gator79
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 1,971 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.