The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by SuperWhite92:
4.55/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from my 375ml corked bottle into a Great Divide Tulip. Cork basically exploded off of the bottle.
Pours a dark black with a slight reddish brown at the edges. Head is a medium tan color and the beer is overcarbonated enough to warrant an extremely slow pour.
Smells like heaven. Hints of oak, maybe a slight boozy aroma. A bit of vanilla I think.
Tastes like it smells. Well, sort of. It's better. There's a slight bourbon flavor, which unlike a lot of beers, is very subdued and balanced with the other flavors of vanilla, oak, maybe some dark fruits, and a bit of caramel. Minimal amounts of alcohol are present in the taste. Very impressed.
Mouthfeel is where I feel this beer suffers. There's simply too much carbonation in here. Instead of feeling a syrupy thickness I feel a fizzy bubbling sensation. With as relatively thin as the beer is, I feel it would serve better with a heavier mouthfeel.
However, I think that after you move past the beers somewhat fizzy nature, it's very very drinkable. None of the flavors are overwhelming and always in balance. The only thing that would stop me from drinking more of this would be the lack of availability (I had to get this VIA trading) and the fact that the ABV would knock me onto my ass in a hurry. Especially because it's so well hidden.
I am very impressed with this beer as a whole. Most of the regular Lost Abbey brews I've been unimpressed with, and with all the hyped up beers I've tasted recently, this is one of a few that I feel lives up to it's hype.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2008 06:19:39 | More by SuperWhite92
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