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%
 
 
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397
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558
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40
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12.5% percent with barrel-age aromas and flavors.... almost black. no carbonation. a bit of alcohol in the taste, but what would you expect with 12.5% ? both brews that are being blended are very nice. not as rich as the 'Belgian' dark ales they produce, which is really nice. I guess blending is the big thing lately with all the breweries and this one doesn't disappoint. time for a return trip to the brewery. but this time sober to start out....

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deliverance says it all! It's the beer that delivers us from the boredom of cookie cutter beers and from the maddening experimental notions that keep brewers from getting out their own way.

As this fusion ale pours, it's an ominous dark opaque brown that's easily mistaken for black. With very low carbonation, the beer certainly prefers brandy-like stillness to anything beer-like. With a tepid swirl of foam to start, the bubbles quickly fold in on themselves and collapse back into the beer. Even its brandy legging supplants any would-be lace. This one's a different animal.

With its stout-like properties well intact, the scents of espresso roast and cocoa-heavy chocolates come together with the help of molasses and toffee. But then the scent is woven together with a vinous fruit note of red grapes for an aroma combination that captures both brownie batter, sherry and port wine.

That sultry sweetness manifests in a lush bittersweet chocolaty taste. Hedging on silky espresso, the taste of burnt sugars offers a boisterous and masculine early palate. Warming up a bit, the vinous tartness comes to life in as much of a port and sherry-like fashion as it does of brandy. Sweetened up a bit, the fruits of dates, figs, prunes and grape all come out to play with the aid of savory near-soy sauce salty richness. Finishing pleasantly tart and cocoa-like- the beer leaves the palate with a lasting savory dessert-like finish.

Incredibly smooth and lush, the beer seeps into the taste buds with full-on saturation. Its rich texture is sliced through by the vinous alcohols for a welcome reprieved just before finish. Warm and spicy, the slight tannin-rich balance from red wine gives the residual sweetness a light semblance of balance.

Deliverance does a great job of tampering the sharp roast of hops and without making the beer overly boozy or winy. It delivers the perfect balance while allowing the stout to lead the charge. Supple, refined and astoundingly complex- this ale is best reserved for the most discerning of palates.

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