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

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1,452 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,452
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 556
Gots: 450 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes 2/17/2011

A: a very murky/muddy brown with no head, leaves just the slightest ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass

S: bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits

T: bourbon is the main taste you get from this one, followed by dark fruits and vanilla, and a hint of oakiness

M: very mildly cabonated, smooth, medium body

D: I found Port Brewing Older Viscosity went down much easier/smoother than this one. the two are similar, but this one is a touch less drinkable

Cheers!
The CPJ

THECPJ, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of rajendra82
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burgundy colored body was very still, and displayed no carbonation at all. The beer sat in the glass looking just like a red wine. Fearing a bad seal in the cork, I smelled the beer, but could not detect any heavy oxidation aromas, so the flatness seemed to be by design. The smell was very vinous, and reminded me of raisins soaked in whiskey. The taste was sweet and oaky, with lots of vanilla and raisins, and no hops. This was pretty much a red wine through and through, and was not at all like any other beer. The body was dense and still, and made for a nice sippping beverage.

rajendra82, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Imbibed at Finnegan's in Plainfield, IL on 02/13/2011.

Appearance -- Pours a dark brown with chestnut highlights and a cap of sudsy beige head.

Smell -- Dark fruit, bourbon, toffee, vanilla, cocoa, bread pudding, and gentle oakiness. Smells decadent and rich without being cloying.

Taste -- Gentle bourbon, coffee, roast malt, dark fruit, bread pudding, cocoa, vanillin, wet oak, and a hint of tart and earthy yeast that pairs with the faint alcohol sharpness to cut through the malty sweetness. While it is present, the alcohol presence is in modest proportion considering the 12% abv. Overall, sweet, but not at all cloying. Really impressive in that regard.

Mouthfeel -- Full-bodied with gentle carbonation. Chewy, slick, and with just enough carbonation to keep it from feeling overly heavy. Very good.

Drinkability -- Better than I had even anticipated. AND it was carbonated! Lots of depth, good barrel character, a perfect after dinner beer. I'll have my eye out for this on tap in the future. Must not be missed.

yeahnatenelson, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of djaeon
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a soupy dark brown with no head. Smells of obvious bourbon, in a good way, with some malty undertones. The barrel aging really comes through. Aside from the bourbon, I'm picking up a hint of molasses and light bitterness. It doesn't have that hot alcohol feeling like I would expect from a barrel aged beer of this sort, but still gives of those bourbony vapors in the mouth, which is a pleasant surprise. Extremely light on the carbonation. It's drinkable in that it's very flavorful and enjoyable, but I wouldn't want more than one.

djaeon, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of peabody
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a really dark used motor oil. No suds. Lacing for sure.
Smell is dark caramel charred malts with brown sugar molasses and honey.
Taste is very sweet malts and boozey sugar cotton candy. Raisin nut bread comes to mind with lots of alcohol in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a bit sticky.
Drinkability would be good if people were giving this to you.( BTW Thanks Haver)
This is a very bad-a$$ brew here.

peabody, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Brez07
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewing from notes. Had this on tap about 2 months ago. 10 oz pour

A: Dark ruby colored. Just a thin line of head around the edge of the glass. No lacing

S: Very inviting nose. Includes dark fruit, roasted almonds, vanilla, hazelnut, dry chocolate and oak

T: Initially starts with a strong tinge from the alcohol, but this is quickly overcome by the elements from the nose. Some oak and vanilla trail off to hazelnut. There is a sweet, port-like finish

M: Medium bodied. Some carbonation. Dry chocolate aftertaste

D: Insane drinkability, for the first glass at least. Very complex beer with so many flavors packed in. I went back for another glass the next day. Seems like a good one to stash away for a bit

Brez07, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is quite fruity, what I expect from a barleywine, with a syrupy feel and an overtone of caramel and brown sugar. It pours a dark opaque chocolate brown with a thin tan head that quickly hits the road. Flavor is fruity with hints of caramel, brandy and molasses and a strong but not too fierce alcohol bite. Texture is smooth as almond milk with a nice sharp and ragged edge. This one is spendy, but if you are a barleywine nut I'm sure it will be up your alley.

Cyberkedi, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage

A- Body is a translucent, nearly opaque dark brown body. A rather aggressive pour still leaves this beer flat-with absolutely no head. Flat abbey strikes again (actually I've had probably 20 or so brews from them and this is only the second or third flat one).

S- Nose is potent and pretty much as the bottle describes-A ton of caramel malt and bourbon characteristics, as well as a good amount of alcohol astringency. A mild to moderate amount of wet oak looms in the background as well as the slightest touch of toffee and chocolate.

T-Overall impression of the taste is slightly sweet, slightly boozy. Its got a good bit of caramel and molasses to it and the heat comes in up front. Letting the sip linger on the palate really brings out a lot of complexity with chocolate, oak, and toffee- the finish has a touch of what seems to be an impression of candi sugar before the heat returns-and lingers on and on.

M- Mild carbonation and a thick, viscous body that would be ultra velvety smooth if it wasnt for the alcohol consistency/astringency with a moderate presence. The feel isn't nearly as flat as the appearance.

D- This is an interesting beer overall. Kind of comes off as a BA scotch ale-which is a very cool concept-and I havent tried many. The bourbon is a little hot and heavy and I probably could have been a bit more patient with this one.

PittBeerGirl, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of leakyfaucet12
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a- This beer was thinner than what I was expecting. There is barely any head and I tried to agitate it to bring some life back into it with no success.

s- tons of dark fruits and strong booze tones. I can smell some vanilla and chocolate at the same time and a hint of hazelnut. Pretty tasty smelling.

t- very sweet with hints of dark fruits and maple syrup flavor almost. This beer definately has some heat to it but it is definately hidden with the sweet malts.

m- This beer lacks the carbonation that I look for. It almost is too syrupy with the mouthfeel. I do like the warmth that the alcohol gives me but overall I really would like more from this

leakyfaucet12, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of Telix
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Taken from OLD notes, so I apologize:

A: A deep chocolate with fainter brown on the edges. Shows very minimal carbonation. It actually looks kind of thin...

S: Intense. Sweet, raisiny, some bitterness. Hoppiness is evident. Some cocoa.

T: Quite sweet, quite intense, with a porty, raisiny character. There is a bitter bite that shows a high level of hopping. There is a big, zesty character on the entire palate, which makes it feel effervescent on the tongue. There is some chocolate, and the finish is big, zesty, and bitter. It's an interesting brew. Big, boozy, sweet, with a huge tongue-zipping bitterness. Maybe some blueberry? Other fruits?

M: Pretty solid. Zippy on the tongue. Not too thick. The lack of carbonation lends to a bit of syrupyness.

D: Hrm. Sooo sweet, sticky, flat, pruney, porty... I could have had half the amount and been OK with it. Does that say something about it?

Telix, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
3.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Dark night black with very little head and what is there fades fast. No lace.

S Amazingly sweet smell. Dark fruit and licorice with woody, oak and bourbon tones in the forefront. Prunes, raisins, and vanilla oak. Dark fruit is prominant. Strong yeasty and hints of spice. Rich deep smells of dark fruit and spice. Deep whiffs of chocolate.

T- Forefront of chocolate with a touch of booze. Rum like taste with a hint of sour grapes. Lots of raisin. Fruity, dark plums, dark cherry, and grape. Mix this with some milk chocolate and a booze bite.

M- Thick, chewy, strong, boozy bite and creamy

D- A definite sipper. Creamy and sweet and boozy. Take it slow.

JayS2629, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of ToasterChef
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. My glass comes to me filled with an opaque black liquid and a tiny bit of foam on top. The aroma has some very appealing sweet vanilla and bourbon aspects. Vanilla is also the first thing I taste with this beer. Some syrupy sweetness is also present. A touch of coffee bitterness as I swallow. A touch of powdered chocolate in the aftertaste. Bourbon flavors are present throughout. As legend tells us, this is a full bodied beer that is nearly flat. It leaves a filmy coat in my mouth. It drinks well--none of the flavors are too overpowering. The high alcohol will do a number on me (on glass is enough), but it is enjoyable nevertheless.

ToasterChef, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

2008 vintage. Pours pitch black and completely opaque with only the slightest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. Two finger frothy beige head with decent retention, only slowly fading into a thin lasting ring. Sporadic splotches f lacing left behind. Ah, the good old days when LA's big beers were properly carbonated.

The barrel aging has resulted in a boozy bourbon aroma with hints of earthy oak, vanilla and marshmallow. Underneath the huge bourbon barrel presence there's hints of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, caramel and toffee. All of these elements are blended nicely, creating a very impressive nose.

Medium bodied and better balanced than the aroma suggests. I was expecting a massive, one dimensional bourbon bomb but this beer is very complex with multiple flavors bouncing off of each other. As in the aroma, the bourbon barrel presence is dominant with hints of sweet booze, earthy oak and sweet vanilla notes. The flavor of the bourbon is strong but this beer isn't very hot and the high ABV is well masked. Underneath the bourbon there is some luscious chocolate malt, toffee, caramel, smoke and coffee bean. Slightly roasted with a very subtle lactic creaminess adding to the complexity and improving drnikability. Nice warmth in the finish.

This was the first vintage of this beer that I've sampled and it exceeded all of my expectations. Incredibly complex, well balanced and damn quaffable. Subsequent batches have failed to live to the '08.

corby112, Jan 25, 2011
Photo of mcgwire756
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into tulip.

I have been wanting this one for a while and got it in a trade with Binek. Thanks man.

Poured a dark brown/black. Almost no head. Big time lacing on the side of the glass. This beer smells of bourbon and dark fruit and raisans. I love it. Man is this beer heavy and it hits you hard quickly. This is definitely one to share. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth for 12% but man does this drink like a stout. Do yourself a favor and share this with a friend. Definitely high quality to be enjoyed slowly.

mcgwire756, Jan 23, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance:

Tonight I am reaching for one of my standard glasses in my cupboard, my Dogfish Head goblet which always creates a nice head due to the etching on the bottom. I proceeded to pull off the cage and pull the cork out and surprisingly it slipped out fairly easily. When the cork released there was almost no popping sound and this worried me right off the start but I went on. On the pour I decided to go slow and straight on trying to entice some form of head and I never got it. There is absolutely no bubbles or foam on this syrupy ale. When I hold my glass up to the light it is a murky hazy deep plum and brown color with no light passing through. Something I noticed that was different was that there is a shiny sheen that catches the light every once and a while on top of my beer that resembles a oil slick. As typical I gave a generous swirl and was left with a fairly heavy lacing creeping down the glass walls.

Smell:

Wow, bourbon takes front and center is this excellent smelling ale. Smooth notes of brown sugar, burnt toffee, and figs are wrapped around the warming alcohol. The sweetness is just so prominent and right behind the bourbon that it almost comes off cloying. I think something that makes this seem so well rounded is the fact that the base beer is very complex on its' own then aged to perfection in the barrel. I have had numerous beers where the base is lacking then they try and spice it up with a barrel of some kind and it falls flat in my opinion. In the finish there just a tinge of the heat alcohol and oaky tannins with copious amounts of vanilla and no hop presence.

Taste:

Wow, this is a punch in the face from a whiskey distillery! Again, bourbon really is the main act and runs quickly across your tongue and warms your throat the whole time. Loads of caramel sweetness and raisins cut through the sharp bourbon notes making it sweet and enjoyable. In the middle I feel like I just had a teaspoon of vanilla extract but that's not such a bad thing trust me. Some spicy earthiness from the oak that adds another layer of complexity which I really enjoy. The only downfall here is the fact that this is pretty much flat and I am can't get any carbonation out of this. Looks like another let down from Tomme Arthur in the carbonation department, but besides that I really love all of the flavors and complexity.In the finish I am pulling out some thick creamy flavors that resemble tiramisu and cool whip.

Drinkability:

Overall, a really sold beer that has a lot of bold complex flavors that I feel like many will enjoy. The only set back is Tomme needs to work out some of the fine details on his beers. If you like bourbon and strong Belgian styled ales this will be right up your alley. I really enjoyed drinking this beer even thought the minor mistakes were there but hey we all can't be perfect all the time right? If you come across this beer be sure to grab it and give it a shot becuase it is definitely worth the hype and fairly reasonably priced.

Bmoyer0301, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of hopsbreath
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared at ramnuts house by Black13. Our host, TulipSnifter, Bird, Mini, and Growler were there with us on 1-15-11. Review from notes.

A: Pruney brown, wisp ring, no lacing.

S: What a smell! There's the Bourbon... Holy hell that's nice. Burnt sugar, chocolate syrup, and raw wood.

T: Taste bud crushing woody alcohol, licorice (strong), leather, and more wood.

M: Buttery, numbing, not as heavy as expected, and... A touch of carbonation!

D: Big beer here. It's a sipper to be sure.

hopsbreath, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of KAP1356
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml. bottle dated 2010 into a Russian River stemmed glass...

A - Uh oh...no pop when the cork is pulled. I didn't think there were carbonation issues with this years release, but I'm a little scared. Pours a murky, dark brown raisin like color that produces no head when poured vigorously. A very, very minute fizzy cream colored collar forms and dissapears as quickly as it forms.

S - Awesome aroma. Notes of bourbon, vanilla and oak along with dark sticky fruits (raisins, dates, figs). Everything mixes together very nicely and the bourbon doesn't overshadow anything else.

T - Follows the smell quite closely. Bourbon, sweet vanilla and oak mixed very nicely with dark sticky fruits. Real nice barrel integration here. Getting some caramel favors and, flavors of chocolate. Booze and sweetness actually add nicely to the other flavors.

M - Hmmm. Well, it's not flat, but there is very, very little carbonation. Very slight heat in the throat from the alcohol. Slight carbonation on the tongue, although more would really be nice.

D - Well, at $22 fr a 375 ml. bottle, I was expecting a little more, but I have come to realize that LA beers are a little more buck for their bang. Although, I must admit, that aside from Older Viscosity, this was the best offering I have had from them. Big ABV makes this one a slow sipper, but much like good bourbon, it is very well worth every sip.

KAP1356, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of GbVDave
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked and caged 12.7oz bottle into two FoBAB tasters. Thanks to HollyAnn for the assist!

BOURBON 2010

A: Took a little effort to get the cork out but there was no "pop" when it released. A vigorous pour netted a tiny but creamy film of mocha colored foam. Head retained for about 30 seconds and not one speck of lace was left behind.

S: Very nice aroma of bourbon, dark/fudgy chocolate, bruised dark fruit, brownies, brown sugar, and wet barrel.

T: Pretty much as above with the addition of a pretty distinct alcohol flavor. It fits in nicely and doesn't detract from the savory flavors.

M: A bit more slick and syrupy than I would've cared for. This could've used some much needed carbonation. Finish is quite long and develops nicely.

D: Splitting this small bottle was just the perfect size. Our taste buds were wrecked by this and we wondered how this would've scored if it had some frigging bubbles in it. I love paying a premium for flat beer.

GbVDave, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at Sierra Grille yesterday. Always a good one to find on-tap rather than paying the obscene price for a bottle.

Poured very dark brown/red, nearly black looking. Small tan head sits on top eventually turning to a ring, not much lacing.

The smell is excellent with loads of bourbon, cocoa, vanilla and only improves as it warms.

Taste is much of the same as the smell. Big bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits. Some oak and spice. Boozy and sweet, a huge beer.

Mouthfeel - well it's carbonated, always a good thing!

Damn, 1 glass of this sets me straight. Great flavors but maybe a tad much booze and sweetness for me, definitely a nice sipper.

Chico1985, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of cbutova
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-review at Sierra Grille, original review from May2010. Mostly the same, edited appearence and smell.

A- Dark brown around edges with black in middle. Small dark tan head with a nice ring but no lace.
OLD: No head, lace or ring at all. Looks more like a dark wine, reminiscent of the Brandy one.

S,T- Heavy notes of delicious chocolate, damn good cocoa. Licorice comes into play a lot. Bourbon flavors with oak take a nice back seat in this one and add hints. The grainy aspect of whiskey is there. Older Viscosity had amazing cocoa like this. Oak comes in more with warmth and is nice. Aroma is Bourbon cocoa greatness.

MF- Very warm but it is nice with flavors of this one. Thick body that is oily and creamy. Medium carbonation slightly hits the palate. Licorice and cocoa stay on the tongue.

DB- Price was good on tap. Very great cocoa flavor with traditional bourbon aged flavors. Bourbon is balanced into this beer amazingly, hard to say for many Bourbon aged ales.

cbutova, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of hardy008
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle.

Dark brown, almost black with raisin highlights. Has very little head. What there is, is a light tan. The aroma has bourbon, raisins, vanilla, and oak. The smell of bourbon is very strong.

The taste is very sweet. Caramel, raisins, bourbon, vanilla, and oak all stand out, and combine beautifully. The taste of the bourbon, is not as strong as the aroma. This surprised me.

Full bodied, low carbonation, but not flat. Very sweet, almost syrupy. This is kind of hard to figure overall, due to the low carbonation, but this is still very good.

hardy008, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle we picked up at the Lost Abbey/Port brewery. We poured into a wide mouthed wine glass to allow the beer to breath a bit. The beer is an extremely caramel-brown color, with an appearance of thick, syrupy consistency. No head or other signs of carbonation. Definite aromas of oak/wood, as well as sweet malty/sugary smells. The beer has an initial sweet malt flavor, heavy in molasses and caramel notes, that remains robust but becomes crisp on the finish. The bourbon barrel aging definitely had a huge influence on this brew. Deep down, there are hints of some spice that dances in and out of your mouth. The overall sweet flavor makes this a very rich beer for me personally. I do enjoy the robust and strong flavors. The finish, as I said, is crisp, with slight sweet and sour highlights.

GarthDanielson, Jan 06, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bourbon 2010. 375ml bottle.

Pours a murky mud color with no head whatsoever. No lacing present, the beer actually looks kind of dead with the exception of tiny bubbles around the edges of the glass indicating a trace of carbonation. The color is attractive despite the murky pond water appearance, there is a deep mahogony color with a tinge of tawny gold around the edges. Reminiscent of a nice tawny port. The aromas are enticing, lots of vanilla and bourbon, reminds me of an old ale. There are also chocolate undertones with splashes of dried fig and plum. The flavor accurately reflects the aroma with a burst of dark fruits and chocolate with lingering bourbon and white pepper on the finish. Well balanced and quite drinkable for a 12% beer, incredibly smooth and silky finish. If it was slightly more carbonated this would be a delight. Definitely glad to have the opportunity to try this one, the finish is one to remember.

Tripphop, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of andrewinski1
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another generous beer from nerd. Thanks again! 2010. Poured into a tulip. Nice pitch black body with a small mocha colored head from an aggressive pour. Decent. Nothing special though. Looks very viscous coming out of the bottle.

The aroma is strong of sweet chocolate and vanilla. There is a good wood coming from the smell as well.

The taste is very sweet. The vanilla and chocolate flavors dominate. There is a slightly hot finish of booze and maybe some bourbon taste. This is a nice sipper for a cold night or dessert.

The mouthfeel is very soft, but not flat by any means. This is a very thick beer, appropriately so. I enjoy this beer from time to time, though it is a bit pricey.

andrewinski1, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of gtn80
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 2008 bottle into a chalice.

I hate to review a flat bottle, but this bottle was procured and stored properly, but absolutely no carbonation from the pour.

Aroma is tremendous. Dark, rich, malty sugars. Wine grapes and oak.

Beer is a deep brown with ruby highlights when held up to light.

Taste is overpowering without carbonation. Too thick and viscous. Dark fruits are there, molasses, touch of vanilla. Syrupy however, with a touch of an acrid, bitter bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel is horrendous. Viscous, thick, and heavy on the tongue.

Drinkability is horrid, just alcohol and thickness. Cloying.

I hope to get to review a better bottle at some point, as I can tell the flavors are there, but this bottle was not something I enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

gtn80, Dec 26, 2010
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,452 ratings.