Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
A black colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of dark malt, vanilla, wood and dark fruits. The taste of dark malt, dark fruits, vanilla, whisky notes wood and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet a little bitter with notes of alcohol Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Dark brown with ruby edges and a thin tan head. The nose is a mélange of the various barrels and some roasted aromatics. Full bodied, rich chocolate and port- like flavors on the mid palate before a quick transition to sweeter elements on the back end. There is a lift on the finish that plays perfectly with the soft mouthfeel. Amazing. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
In short: A corpulent chocolaty, caramelized, fruity and woody big dark beer. Excellent sipperHuhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
How: Bottle 375ml. A few times. This rating for a bottles aged almost one year, slightly better than when fresh.
The look: Near black body with red highlights topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is a big fat fruity chocolaty cake, or maybe dark chocolate coasted fruits. Whatever, it has fruits and chocolate, and it smells like a billions calories. Decadent. Taste is still the rich chocolate and the avalanche of fresh juicy fruits (raisins, fresh dark fruits and red fruits, sweet apples), but also a lot of nice vanilla beans. Also some anise star spiciness. There is quite a bit of wood in there and with the rich caramel bordering maple syrup, I had a maple wood sensation. Finish is inexplicably relatively dry. This slightly aged bottle was less hot/boozy than the fresh bottle I first had and also it was a lot more homogenous. From my experience this is not surprising with big heavy blended beers (the Sinners lineup comes to mind, especially the 09) where a fresh bottle really tastes like a bunch of different beers poured in one glass, but with a bit of time the blend becomes ‘one beer’. The slightly aged bottle I’m rating right now is a bit better than the fresh bottle I drank a while ago but I don’t think this beer will benefit of any more aging. This is now a cohesive beer and I don’t see how it can improve. An excellent sipper. This Deliverance is an excellent blend, and I love beer blends, every night I blend 3 or 4 in my stomach.
Bottle shared by Dreadnaught33. Thanks Jonathan!
Deep brown hue, bordering on black with a good sized beige head that leaves a healthy amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of brandy, alcohol, and roasted malt. The taste follows suit. The feel is medium to thick in body with a very strong alcohol presence, most notably brandy. This is a very tasty beer and definitely worthwhile. Great for sharing a few ways, as this is best in small doses.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010 gyllenbock (9846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle from Brill & Co in June 2012.
Black with a minimal head. This was a lovely one, especially the taste. Complex with malt, licorice, port wine, dark fruit and some light notes of smoke. Nice body and mouth feel. Vinous and with a long aftertaste.
SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
@ Basunen: lätt mjölkig doft. Trevlig smak. Ganske fyllig. Trevliga halv brända toner. Lätt rökighet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2012
Fantastisk øl. Korn, malt, rugbrød, blommer, svesker, portvin, vinøs, træ, tøv, sort, sød, let bitter, sirups, blød, stor smag.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Sampled from a 12.7 oz corked brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was bourbon, cognac, vanilla, candied dark fruits and wood. The flavor was a marvelously complex and swirling blend of rich toasty malts, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, cherry, cognac, cocoa, molasses and tobacco. The finish was very long and complex with flavor that came in waves and lingered forever. Moderately full bodied and the alcohol was remarkably well hidden. Marvelous! Godofthecellar (678) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2012
By far one of my favorite strong ales, as well as beer from the lost abbey crew. Shared with Mark, James, Bill and Jared after drinking luttonm (6758) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft at SIBF (multiple times! lucky us). Blackest brown, hazed brown head. Heavy stout malt nose, great medium, restrained mix of the big LA beers. Rich fruit, bourbon. Just what the angel’s share needed. Very tasty.