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The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey

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95
world-class

1,356 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,356
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 540
Gots: 412 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Old Ale aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2006)
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2014 02:47:15 | More by thebigredone
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-11-2014 22:56:06 | More by Cynic-ale
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-11-2014 10:31:39 | More by Schmoog
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deuce9259

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2014 17:12:06 | More by deuce9259
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-09-2014 01:42:05 | More by Eighty
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-06-2014 16:37:41 | More by Davepoolesque
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nihiloexnihil

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-06-2014 00:22:02 | More by nihiloexnihil
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bt931912

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-04-2014 05:20:43 | More by bt931912
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ari32

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-03-2014 20:58:50 | More by ari32
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Brob245

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - a deep murky dark sepia with no head or lacing as expected.

Smell - very strong, you can smell the oak. Hints of vanilla and sweets dark fruits.

Taste - Wow, loads of flavors. Vanilla, chocolate with a healthy dose of bourbon with an earthy finish.

Mouthfeel - medium carbonation but still very drinkable for the alcohol content.

Overall - again WOW. A rich complex beer that's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:49:56 | More by Brob245
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

01-02-2014 13:47:06 | More by ncstateplaya
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2014 00:25:59 | More by rrski198
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-01-2014 17:30:18 | More by BullBearHawk
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-01-2014 15:15:14 | More by huysmans
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mpcrump

Indiana

4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle at one of my favorite places - Monks Café in Philly.

A: Deep dark brown. Decent carbonation and head. Head is lighter brown in color.

S: Very strong bourbon smell. I get a hint of vanilla and something fruity. Can't quite catch it. Decent smell of some dark fruits as well - figs/plums.

T: Ah, this is what we came for. I will admit - I had this after a Deliverance. Cherries and then some dark fruits up front. Then some toffee and some light chocolate. Finishes with bourbon and a hint of vanilla.

M: Very nice. Moderate to high carbonation but still feels creamy. Very interesting.

O: Give it to Lost Abbey to make another wonder bourbon barrel aged beer. Definitely a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 03:00:37 | More by mpcrump
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-31-2013 00:36:41 | More by Oakenator
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tmzl

Slovenia

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle, 12,5 % ABV

Look: Pours with large 2 thumb thick brown, creamy, slightly reddish foam. Medium retention, some of the foam forms a compact thin layer on the top for the whole ride. Carbonation visible. Color is dark brown/black, murky, can't see through, some yeast visible. Pours with thick/syrupy body, fair amount of lacing.

Smell: Dark, burned caramel, dark/milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, then some sweetness, dark fruit, raisins, vanilla. Holy shit intense - filled the room the second it was opened. Rich, oily, hint of coconut, fat overall.

Taste: Bourbon, oak, vanilla. Rich complex sweet taste of different types of chocolate, burned caramel. Fat play between bourbon and rich malt character - lovely. Aftertaste consists of malty bitterness and bourbon, maybe slightly sour. Can't detect any hop flavour/aroma. There's some alcohol in finish.

Mouthfeel: Full, creamy. Med-low carbonation - expected for such a fat boy. There is some warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Smooth and sweet ride for a 12,5 % ABV bourbon and malt bomb. Aging did some splendid work on it. Was a feast, but holy shit - half gone and I was drunk. Not your typical Sunday stroll.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 23:56:29 | More by tmzl
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-29-2013 23:45:37 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-29-2013 22:36:19 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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blange3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-29-2013 15:01:47 | More by blange3
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

12-25-2013 19:16:39 | More by pmorris71
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-25-2013 03:36:39 | More by CheftoDeath
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-24-2013 21:47:49 | More by Dcunicelli
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-23-2013 20:33:22 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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Huolis72

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-22-2013 04:26:06 | More by Huolis72
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
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