The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4.58/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip. This is the 2010 version clocking in at 12.5% ABV. Might be young yet, but I can't wait.
Appearance: extremely dark non-translucent brown hue with a finger of tan head which dissipates rapidly. A strong showing for a strong ale.
Smell: in a word: rich. Heady malt with dark and dried fruits, blackcurrant and raisin and date; a rich woodiness which is both distinct and highly complementary; an alcohol burn in my nose which is either part of the bourbon aging or simply on the beer's own copious merits. I was wondering whether this beer would live up to the hype (and price), and if the smell is any indication it well and truly has.
Taste: rich and warm; chocolate, the aforementioned fruits and a hint of the bourbon character are all in place. The wood has subsided a bit from the aroma, but there's a faint mustiness which has replaced it to good effect. Bitterness is there, but is low for the mega malt flavors; hop flavor is almost indiscernible to me. Still, what an incredible beer.
Mouthfeel: thick body; incredibly silky and smooth on the palate. Low carbonation but the consistency and body make it creamy nonetheless; this is just delightful.
Drinkability: I could and would drink this all night if possible. It's not drinkable in the swillable sense, but it is certainly so in that I would gladly quaff another right after this one.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2010 03:53:58 | More by flagmantho
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