Deliverance | The Lost Abbey

DeliveranceDeliverance
BA SCORE
95%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 1,962 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:
1,962
Liked:
1,864
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
9.28%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
400
Gots:
556
Trade:
39
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,962 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of tectactoe
3.78/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown color with minimal tan head and minimal lacing

S-bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, molasses

T-dark malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, bourbon,hint of coffee

F-medium to full body with minimal carbonation, rich and smooth, a little boozy

O-delicious, really enjoyed sipping this one, the blend seems to work well

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Photo of hilgart1
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of stortore
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce bottle, 2014A batch, into a snifter.

Pours dark, opaque, thick looking. No head, little lacing. Smell is great- bourbon, a little brandy, malts, some cherries, vanilla, oak. Taste continues the bourbon- although the brandy has dropped out. Maybe a hint of it on the back end at room temp. Also malts, vanilla, oak, plums, a little bit of chocolate. Pretty boozy for a year or so. Good body, a definite tongue coater.

This is really good and I'm giving it a high rating, but for some reason I was expecting more out of this. Certainly worth a try, but- and this is a bigger "but" than I usually give, the price point is really high for what you get.

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Photo of khargro2
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Stofko1992
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of thagr81us
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to billab914 for sending me multiples of this one in past trades! Served from bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger brown fizzy head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and peat. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, raisins, peat, big sweet alcohol, dark chocolate, and very subtle wood. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one had a nice sweetness going on here with just a hint of bitterness to help bring it all together. Still pretty boozy though. I could see this one being great down the road with a little more time in the cellar to mature.

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Photo of rawfish
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

12.7 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2014

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of mocha head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is amazing. I get caramel, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, and oak.

The taste equals, if not exceeds, the smell. I taste chocolate, caramel, and vanilla with a semi dry, oaky finish.

Full, creamy, slick mouthfeel

This beer is damn delicious. I am going to buy everything I see from Lost Abbey the next time I am in a state in which it is distributed.

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Photo of popery
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of arizcards
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 12.7 oz bottle from Total Wine in mid-August for $14.99. Appears to be bottled in 2013 A group.

Beer opened without much of a pop and poured black as night and lifeless with no head to speak of.

Nose is near perfect; bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits.

Taste is oaken vanilla, bourbon, sweet liqueur, chocolate, dark fruits. Bourbon and brandy are well played and not overdone as to overwhelm the beer.

Mouthfeel is expectantly flat and lifeless.

Overall this is a wonderfully crafted brew with tons of flavor and layers of complexity. It would be great if there was a way to have a little carbonation in some of the barrel aged brews that have no carbonation but i guess you can't have it all. Glad i tried it and you should to if you have a little extra coin.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours jet black with a small light tan head. In the aroma, huge bourbon presence. In the taste, mellow bourbon notes, with a small malty roast in the there. A small alcohol bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry vanilla and bourbon like aftertaste. Big bourbon all day, notes of vanilla, alcohol, and a small roasty malt.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black beer that foamed up a small brown head that quickly dissipated and only left some spots on the side during the drink.

S - This is a little bit on the boozy side with some oak and dark fruit. Smells a little too bourbony for my liking, but okay.

T - Taste is surprisingly really good, somehow the combination of two pretty good beers makes one really great beer. Great vanilla with mild oak, nice bourbon sweetened by brandy, some dark fruit, really great mixture of beers that goes down easy and hides the alcohol.

M - Full bodied and smooth, low carbonation, but not flat.

D - Highly drinkable for 12.5%, great stuff, would love to drink again.

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Photo of braican
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 95% out of 100 with 1,962 ratings
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