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

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Ratings: 1,404
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 556
Gots: 435 | FT: 30
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

NitroGen, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Mahogany body with a small beige head.

S: Huge coconut and vanilla tannins, warming alcohol, prune, caramel.

T: Rich caramel, spiced raisins, chocolate, creamy vanilla, booze-soaked oak, sweet toffee.

M: Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied, creamy.

O: Extremely tasty thanks to the awesome barrel character. I'd take this over Deliverance any day.

Etan, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

alecvdpoel, Sep 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Backlash209, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ste5venla, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dominic4beer, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

beenitty, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clearly printed "BOURBON 2012" on the neck of the bottle. Nice 12.7 ounce corked bottle.

A - Hazy brown, slight lacing. A touch of burgundy in the body and orange hues on the edges.

S - Deep, dark bourbon bouquet. Its sweet and viscous in the nose, with strong aromas of oak and alcohol. A dark sugar complexity with molasses and brown sugar. An earthy dryness and whiskey kick.

T - Deep and rich taste. Dark, sugary sweet bourbon. The alcohol is spiced, warming, and tingly in the finish. The oak stands through plenty but is smooth and mellow with the amount of sweetness present. This is my favorite bourbon barrel beer to date because it doesn't have that fiery bourbon kick in the throat. This beer's abv is presented wonderfully and smoothly.

M - Medium bodied the beer is soft and luscious. Just enough carbonation to hold up to the sturdy body. Once again, its very easy drinking for its strength. Warming finish all the way down.

O - Delicious, complex brew with a lot of character and harmony.

BeerForMuscle, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jhillwastaken, Aug 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Swervine44, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

WynnO, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ketan for picking this up for me on his trip to San Diego.

A. Pours a very dark, tobacco brown. Half finger of tight, cream colored head. Very uniform and good looking head. Lacing is excellent.

S. Wow, excellent. Dark, ripe stone fruit, raisin, vanilla, toffee, roasted cashew, and a healthy dose of bourbon. Pleasant roasted nuttiness.

T. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, and dark fruit. Big kiss of booze and some burn on the end. Little bit of earthy darkness from the barrel.

M. Full bodied, cloying, and marshmallow like.

O. A very nice brew, definitely holds up against some of the better. barrel aged strong ales and barleywines out there. Very glad to have enjoyed this one.

siege06nd, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Thanks to ShanePB for sharing.

A: Pours a dark brown color with no head or lacing at all...does not bode well for this beer.

S: Nice aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, caramel, and a hints of dark fruit and chocolate.

T: Very nice flavor profile of bourbon, some oak and vanilla with brown sugar and caramel.

M: Totally flat. Not unexpected really based on previous reviews, but was still hoping this bottle was carbonated. Can see how it would be great with some bubbles.

O: Again, besides it being flat, I enjoyed this beer very much.

mdaschaf, Aug 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Woodysbeard, Aug 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TimPell, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

lion22, Aug 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

lalakers24, Aug 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Bones2009, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ryan1788a5, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Stevenscott, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown with no head whatsoever.

S - Bourbon, sweet vanilla, caramel & oak.

T - Very sweet vanilla and tart following into an oak center with toffee and bourbon finish.

M - medium body & carbonation.

O - A flow down bourbon lane. Very good slightly too tart for me.

cvm4, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Dontcounttoday, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

EricYames, Aug 09, 2012
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
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