The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey
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3.6/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Consumed April 23rd, 2014 from an undated bottle that I have had for at least 6 months. Poured into a DFH snifter.
Cork came out of the bottle with the tiniest little pop, indicating that there is precious little carbonation within. A vigorous pour confirms this; no head forms at all. None.
The beer is an opaque dark brown with slightly less opaque deep purple/ruby highlights when held to strong light. Did I mention it has no head whatsoever? The beer does have some modest legs when the glass is swirled, so there is that.
Aroma is candied, pitted fruit, vanilla and wood. Boozy.
Flavor is a lot like the nose: it stars with a strong showing of sweet prunes, dates and raisin. Some thin wood bitterness and boozy vanilla wash in before the whole thing fades into a medicinal memory down the gullet. "Cloying" is a word I throw about a little, but here it is appropriate; this beer is just so boozy and so sweet that it desperately needs some carbonation.
Mouthfeel is slightly thick and slightly slick and maybe even a little oily. If only there were some soft carbonation...
The flavors in this beer are fine, but the lack of carbonation is a critical flaw that causes the whole affair to come down like a house of cards. I won't be buying this one again.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 03:35:57 | More by charlzm
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