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

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Reviews: 660
Hads: 1,688
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 12.11%
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Gots: 515 | FT: 42
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2006

Down in Kentucky and across the pond in Scotland, distillers who age their whiskeys for many years refer to the evaporation of the spirits from their barrels as “The Angel’s Share.” We couldn’t agree more. Each time a barrel is filled, a measure of liquid seeps into the oak and is lost for good.This striking Strong Ale is brewed with copious amounts of Caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied bourbon or brandy barrels. The beer spends a year in oak before it is packaged for release.
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Photo of kojevergas
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 fl oz brown glass bottle served into a nonic pint glass in high altitude Castle Rock Colorado. Reviewed live. This was part of a horizontal with the brandy barrel aged.

A: Pours a half finger head of light cream, decent thickness, and bad retention. Colour is a very dark caramel-black.

Sm: Nicely oaky. Some grape and caramel as well. Not as much yeast as the Brandy barrel. A bit of raisin.

T: Oak, bourbon, grape, and raisin. Rich and complex, without the sweetness of the brandy barrel aged. The yeast is lighter than in the brandy barrel. Layered and wonderful.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and fragile. Suits the flavours quite well. I dig it.

Dr: Highly drinkable. I'd definitely have it again. Probably best bottle conditioned and aged. (747 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a burnt chestnut (almost black) with reddish-mahogany highlights around the rim. Minimal head vanishes quickly. Thick film appears on the side of the glass along with spotty lacing.

N: Bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate (almost fudge-like), oak, caramel, light solvent and very mellow fruity esters.

T: Dark chocolate, fudge, sweet bourbon, candy sugar and booze upfront. Mid-palate showcases sugary caramel, pecans and rich vanilla. Finishes a tad boozey with bourbon, scorched chocolate, creamy vanilla, oak and notes of charcoal.

M: Lighter side of medium bodied, sticky, very warming and slightly creamy.

O: The barrel aging really lends some very rich vanilla flavors only bringing out a slight booziness and a lighter body which is expected after 9 months in a barrel. Very rich dark chocolate tones with sugary caramel and bourbon mingle together very nicely. It's easy to see why this Bourbon Barrel Strong Ale is so highly regarded. Angel's Share is truly a gift from the Heavens. (1,024 characters)

Photo of whatthehull
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tulip

A - Deep dark sludgy brown/tan w/ some slight red hues, dead head and no lacing. Very syrup like.

S - Bourbon and sweet wine, so much sugar, tons of complex malt, butterscotch, sweetened earth tone and dark dried fruits, tons of wood, oak and the like, lots of sweet yeast (Belgian maybe?), maple, molasses, some sort of mint or herb?, some spices, earth and tons of terrior

T - right off the bat it's booze (bourbon, sweet wine, whiskey and the like), then some nice toasted malts, so much sweet but not at all over the top, turns into an almost hoppy like bitterness that is fantastic, the wood comes out and just mellows everything gloriously, the smells turn into fluctuating tastes. Maple turns to vanilla and the herb mint turns into a mellow hop. I love how balanced yet complex this beer is. It is an ale, fine wine and fine spirit mixed

M - Very sticky! Full bodied, very complex, yet balanced, low acidity and very long finish

D - This is not for anyone who hasn't been drinking ales for sometime. If you jump into beer and like this, please send me a message and we need to hang, cause you are awesome. This has everything a huge beer needs, flavor, slight refreshment and nose and taste profile you get to geek out on

Final thought - $15 a pop is really high, BUT like any great beer, wine or spirit well worth the money. It is more of an experience than a beer (1,385 characters)

Photo of bbeane
3.11/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... a murky copper colored liquid pours producing basically no head. I was expecting this...

S- Very oaky smelling with a copious amount of bourbon presence

T- Bourbon is overwhelming vs the sweet malts of the flat beer. Some earthy wood flavor comes through as well

M- Medium body with no carbonation

O- Despite being flat, I managed to drink a fair amount of the bottle. All the great flavors are there, but the carbonation, or lack there of ruins this one. With the proper carbonation, I could see how this would be considered a solid beer

CHEERS (589 characters)

Photo of pmarlowe
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Bourbon Angel's Share on tap. Tulip glass.

A: Pours an impenetrable dark, cloudy brown, some light stone head which recedes to a ring which remains for the glass.

S: Gorgeous bourbon and oak forward, along with vanilla, cherry, and dark dried fruit. The bourbon and oak are really in your face. A little sweetness and dark chocolate as well.

T: Delicious bourbon and dark fruit, loads of oak and tannin, some caramel and molasses, with a long, kind of grainy cocoa finish, with a touch of bitterness. A little heavy on the bourbon for my taste, but really good nonetheless. Some alcohol is noticeable, but not really a mark against it.

M: Smooth, medium-light carbonation, medium-full body.

O: Really delicious and rich. Definitely a bourbon and oak bomb. Awesome with or for dessert.

One of the more schizophrenic beers I've had, Angel's Share ranges from phenomenal to drainpour. All the versions on tap I've had have been really good. (948 characters)

Photo of matttttYCE
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage poured into a medium sized brandy snifter.

No real head to speak. Just the tiniest cropping of bubbles that disappear immediately and the slightest, sliver of a ring around my glass. The color is a deep, dark, and murky brown with maybe some purple highlights. Swirling vigorously produces a filmy coating of bubbles and a bit more around the edge of the glass. Hey, I'll take some carbonation over no carbonation.

The aroma is of abundant bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, toffee, loads of brown sugar, dark fruit like plums, figs, raisins, hints of chocolate covered dark cherries, lots of sweetness and sweet caramelized malts. Very rich smelling beer, indeed.

At first sip I get lots of bourbon and chocolate flavors. Then come the intricacies of vanilla, caramel, molasses, toffee, lots of brown sugar, the fig and plum and raisin, slight cola hints, with plenty of sweet roasty and caramelized malts. Also hints of dark cherries in the taste, but maybe just because I'm smelling chocolate covered cherries in the aroma. Lots of bourbon and oak flavor here but it's well integrated and not overpowering. Does get boozy as it warms, but nothing you can't handle.

Consistency is velvety, carbonation is bordering on delicate (the lightest rating I give for carbonation), body is medium-ish, maybe a tad bit higher, and the finish is actually pretty long. Lasting flavors of dark fruits, bourbon, and brown sugar. Even though this has quite low carbonation, it works decently well with the overall feel. Could be better with higher carb, though.

I was admittedly apprehensive of this beer, but after having it, I went back and bought a couple more to hold on to and I plan on buying a Brandy version or two shortly. This is a good beer, not quite great. But certainly one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys bourbon barrel aged beers. Odd side note, with the last 1/8th of the bottle I had the crazy idea to eat a maple glazed doughnut with this and it was probably one of my favorite food and beer pairings that I've tried. Just had to throw that out there. (2,080 characters)

Photo of armock
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego, CA

A - Poured a dark brown color with a thin tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Lots of vanilla oak and bourbon from the barrel with some dark fruits and alcohol

T - Follows the nose with dark fruits and vanilla oak and strong bourbon flavor

M - This beer has a thin body with very light carbonation to it

O - This would have been an outstanding beer if there was more carbonation to it however as it is it was still a very good beer that I would get again if I had the chance worth grabbing a glass of if you see it around (583 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured into a snifter a dark, opaque brown with no head to speak of other than a few stray bubbles. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, and oak-soaked bourbon. Taste was slick and sweet right off the bat, with an obvious alcohol kick, dark malts and bourbon are dominant, and balance each other pretty good. Some subtle fruit notes come through. Full-bodied, strong, but smooth and fairly drinkable...to be savored slowly, and definitely at a warmer temperature. Better if you are a fan of bourbon obviously. I did like the brandy version of this beer much better. (593 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - color is rustic brownish without any head to speak of

S - the nose is of sweet bourbony aromas of vanilla and some caramel; there are also dark fruits present on the nose

T - sweet dark fruits open this one up nicely. Next up are some raisins and sticky malts mixed with a little cola. A load of bourbon shows up on the backend and overwhelms everything else. Pretty solid taste profile going on here.

M - flat and watery, underwhelming

D - this is a solid beer, love the bourbon and vanilla flavors in it. For some reason, it just seemed to fall a bit short as a complete beer, though. The price point has kept me away from it in the past and I think it will continue to do so in the future. (700 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the tap in a tulip glass.

Appears a murky dark brown, not quite black. Very little head. Aroma is strong and boozy, tons of whiskey. Taste is dominated by the bourbon as well, but too much in my opinion. Alcohol, oak, a little vanilla. Thin to medium body, moderate carbonation. It could be thicker to match the power of the flavor.

Finally got to try this , I had been on the look out for it on draft, as I wasn't willing to chance a flat bottle. But for the high price, I probably won't seek it out again (520 characters)

Photo of paulozanello
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy brown purplish color, with almost no head. Mildly viscous with a small amount of lacing.

Aroma is sweet malts with licorice, dark fruits, chocolate, molasses and oak bourbon and vanilla notes that get better and better as it warms.

Taste is very powerful and sweet with molasses, plums, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Finishes long and sweet with tons of oak and vanilla notes. Aftertaste is chocolaty and a bit roasted.

Body is heavy and mouthfeel is smooth and viscous, with mild to low carbonation . Despite being definitely a sweet beer it is well balances and the fairly high abv is amazingly well hidden.

Overall an amazing beer from Lost Abbey. Nice balance of sweetness well complemented by the wooden notes. A classic. (760 characters)

Photo of Kranders
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap pre-thanksgiving. Small 5oz pour. Fantastic strong bourbon filled aroma that really set the tone for the beer. Nice malty taste with a little bit of oaky-barrel flavor coming through and a nice strong bourbon finish. Kind of straddled the line between a thick and thin beer, with aspects of both that muddled it up a little. Great overall beer, but not the most exceptional barrel aged RIS. (401 characters)

Photo of jethrodium
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a very dark amber with a small tan head that disappears quite quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass. The aroma is big bourbon, some leather, caramel, a bit of oak, vanilla, and a moderate amount of alcohol. The initial taste is sweet with caramel and vanilla. Then comes some bourbon and a light cherry flavor. The finish is warming and leaves a lingering oak presence. Surprisingly, the taste is not all that boozy. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. This is quite a tasty beer. It's sweet, but not cloying. I'm not going to regularly pay the huge price for bottles, but it is certainly worth the price when it is found on tap. (665 characters)

Photo of claspada
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Version shared with HimerMan. Pours with a russet brown/red color with slight haze. Above average carbonation (which was surprising given Lost Abbey's issues) that settles quite rapidly because of the high ABV/Barrel-aging, it slowly blankets the beer. Solid lacing remains as the foam subsides.

Aromas begin with irresistible dark heavily caramelized malts, cotton-candy sweetness and sweet alcohols. As it warms you get lots of dried fruits highlighted by currants, plumbs, dates, prunes, grapes, raisins and apples. No hops which is expected.

The tastes begin more balanced with sweet caramel malts, fruits and light sweet bourbon. As it warms you get a little more of the oakiness and the woody tannins. The bourbon flavor and oak character balance with the delicate sweetness more in the taste than in the aroma.

The mouthfeel is rich and rounded up front without too much thickness or heaviness. Tannins/barrel imparted flavors helps to dry out the beer going into the finish. Carbonation is medium which was a huge treat given the reputation of this beer and helps to make the flavors lighter and less heavy on the palate.

Overall I really enjoyed this beer and was extremely pleased we got a bottle that had some carbonation. Flavors are big and bold so I appreciate the small bottle offering. It is obvious that this beer was crafted very delicately and aged to the exact right time the brewer wanted. Flavors are huge but balanced between the dark caramelized malts and big bourbon boldness. I enjoyed this very much and will hopefully have it again down the road. Recommended, but a a crap-shoot unfortunately as many bottles don't have the carbonation I was lucky enough to receive. (1,704 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap in a tulip at Hopleaf.

Appearance: My pour is a totally opaque mahogany color, with a few spots of ruby or burgundy in the corners of the glass. A modest tan head melts away over the first half of the glass, not bothering to leave any lace. It is noticeably viscous as I swirl it in my glass.

Smell: The aroma is outstanding; a true wake up call after drinking a few milder beers. A complex spectrum of sweet aromas just burst out of the glass. The bourbon is noticeable, more so in the nose than in the flavor, with figs, dates, and raisins providing the fruit notes. Sweet toffee, caramel, and dark chocolate fudge overwhelm the milder bready malt notes. This is close to perfect.

Taste: The flavor starts strong as well, and each component is so well-integrated it takes me a few sips to distinguish each one. Dark gooey caramel, a bit of molasses, and some dark Belgian chocolate provide a sweet candy front, dark caramel and lightly roasted malt feed off the sweetness and add more depth. A blast of figs and rum raisin come in and lead to the ridiculous depth to the flavor. A light bourbon note overlays the rest of the sip, which is comprised of oak, a generous amount of vanilla, some coconut, and a few more dark fruit flavors. The finish is mostly sweet, with just a touch of bitterness and alcohol to keep the sweetness in check.

Mouthfeel: To call this anything less than full bodied would be blasphemy. There is no doubt about the intention of this beer - a full bodied, creamy, sweet, and complex brew, and the mouthfeel is consistent with this goal. Smooth and creamy for sure, it is a little syrupy at times, which is the only reason for the less than perfect score. It is properly carbonated, but the carbonation is hardly noticeable given everything else that is going on here.

Overall: This is a beer that borders on greatness. I had a less than stellar experience with a flat Brandy Angel's Share bottle, but the difference is like night and day. From the moment I had my first whiff of it, I knew this was going to be a special beer. The bourbon treatment is remarkably well done, neither destroying the flavor nor the mouthfeel of the base beer. A huge beer packed with taste and complexity. For me, this is worth seeking out when it is available. (2,290 characters)

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Pizza Port OB.
Pours a dark murky brown with a light tanish off white head that laces the glass nicely. The nose is big of bourbon, oack, raisins, dates, dark fruit and vanilla. The taste is a big hit of bourbon, raisins, toffee, dates, oak, canilla and a strong alcohol presence with a slight burntness. It's got a creamy feel withe a fairly thick body and good carbonation. This is a very enjoyable beer for me, however if you don't like bourbon this definitly isn't the beer for you. (496 characters)

Photo of haazer
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2nd beer at the Blue Dog while awaiting the CBS raffle.

A- Dark brown brew, not quite black. Not much light, but I do see few bubbles rising up the glass. Very tiny amount of cola head fizzes away to nothing.

S- Burning hot bourbon, with a bit of mellowing vanilla. Buried under the bourbon is some oak, more booze, and faint resinous hops. I found myself searching for these.

T- Not a whole lot in this. Vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits and some wood. All the flavors are subtle, and no real standout.

M- Medium to full bodied brew with almost no carbonation, very low. One plus is there isn't much heat in the mouth from this abv.

O- I was a little let down by this. It was decent, but I was expecting more. This was the 2010 version and the bourbon was still pretty strong. I was tempted to splurge the cash on a bottle before, but glad I never did. (854 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You can feel it slowly scorching its way down your throat. Tastes totally boozy, like it has a shot of Old Crow topped off with stout. Chocolate cake with chocholate cherries. Rich, hot, huge flavors. If you're in the mood for a monstrous big crack pipe of a beer, this would be the one. Dessert in a glass. Ideal slow sipping beer. Clear, dark stout color. Nice lacing in the tulip glass.

It doesn't get much better than this for sheer intensity of a beery sort. On tap at Pizza Port OB. (490 characters)

Photo of Goliath
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown and opaque with a thin light tan head.

The smell? Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon. Of course oak and vanilla as well as a bit of smoke, sweet grain and raisins.

Wow, what a flavor burst on first sip. I wish I had a shot at this in my tasting prime, I almost feel ill equipped. Anyway, bourbon remnants are dominant with huge notes of vanilla, smoke, raisins, and booze. It's quite delicious and a bit of a monster.

Mouthfeel is great. Full bodied, thick, chewy. It comes complete with ample fine bubbled carbonation.

Overall, I'm a bit floored over the whole experience. A few years ago this was a bucket list beer for me and I'm thrilled to have stumbled on it. The downside for me is I feel like I've had this beer before. I'm just getting tired of Bourbon Barrel Beers, they are all starting to run together and it's not special anymore. Great beer, but I would have appreciated it more 3 years ago. (917 characters)

Photo of RobertColianni
4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Angel's Share has a perfect visual aspect. It's black in the center when held up to light, but has an autumn rose halo. Beautiful beer.

S: Again, a perfect smell. Cooling milk chocolate. Nothing more.

T: If served in an oval wine glass, an old bourbon scent will hit your nose just before your first sip. Once the beer hits your lips and follows to your tongue, a strong, dark chocolate flavor will absorb into your mouth. Scents of bourbon still linger. As you pull away and swallow, a whiskey spike will get to you. Perfection.

M: It goes down like chocolate milk. Thick, smooth, creamy, and without carbonation.

OVERALL: I could live off this stuff. The first time I had it, I paid $19.00 for a bottle in 2010. I wandered Philadelphia as if I'd just fallen in love. Missed call after missed call showed up on my phone. I was buzzed, but more punch drunk on love and pleasure. The bottle I just reviewed was a 2011 that I picked up for $14.00 in Newtown Square, Penna. People talk and talk about contamination, but beer is beer. This one was contaminated, but was truly better with that bite and lack of carbonation. I took off .25 from my overall rating just because of the oxidation. Lost Abbey/Port really make great beers for long Winters and are a perfect choice for that night out with the girl you adore.

NOTE: Live review. (1,340 characters)

Photo of Treebs
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 version, 12.7 oz C&C bottle served in a DFH signature glass.

A: Whoa, carbonation! Not just from the etching on the bottom of the glass, but there were lots of bubbles and a thin light tan head actually formed on the pour. That subsided quickly leaving a pretty still dark brown, cola looking body with a thin ring around the rim. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Smells of bourbon, oak, dark pitted fruits and some subtle sweetness all fill the nose.

T: Big bourbon up front that lingers throughout the whole sip. As it develops in the mouth the oak comes through as well as a caramel like sweetness. Some dried fruits, mainly figs and dates, also pop up in the taste. There is some definite heat in there, but it is far from from overpowering.

M: Heavy bodied, slightly chewy in nature with some actually prickly carbonation. I'm psyched. A little heat and some subtle sweetness left on the palate. As the beer warms the carbonation goes by the wayside, but it doesn't hurt the beer.

O: Well this gets major points because it's actually somewhat carbonated. The bourbon flavor is bold and lingers throughout the whole sip, but still is pretty tasty. This is definitely a sipper. (1,203 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Prune brown, opaque, no heard. Thin ring and no lace.

S - Big cooked fruit, bourbon, wood and sweet malt.

T - Huge flavors. Sweet caramel center, cooked dark fruit, vanilla wood and bourbon. Yum.

M - Great carb, medium body and nicely balanced.

D - I still use this category as drinkability. It's 12 percent and a killer. Not sessionable. Beautiful on tap but is usually flat in the bottle. (398 characters)

Photo of Kbogac
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this on draft in a small snifter. Dark brown/black with minimal foam. The smell is great. Malt, chocolate, caramel and huge burbon. It almost jumps out of the glass at you. The taste is similarly great. The burbon is up front along with coffee, chocolate and caramel. The alcohol while not overpowering is present. Great beer with tons on flavor. (352 characters)

Photo of osusullins
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really enjoyable bourbon stout. I was able to taste a vertical of 10' and 11' on draft. They were similar, however the 10' was much smoother with the bourbon taste having subsided a little making it slightly more enjoyable then the 11'. Both were tasty, however I liked the 10' better.

Both poured a pitch black with no head.

The noses were similar too. Bourbon, bourbon, and more bourbon. Traces of vanilla, but it is hard picking up anything other then bourbon.

When it comes to taste, the differences are very subtle. In the 10' the bourbon is immediate, but it does allow the vanilla and chocolate. Finishes strong. The 11' is pretty much all bourbon from start to finish. (689 characters)

Photo of phichifiji00
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 vintage poured into Lost Abbey tulip.

Appearance: Dark brown almost black, no head, no lacing.

Smell: Chocolate (more than the brandy version), vanilla, toffee, caramel, oak, bourbon.

Taste: Chocolate, toffee, vanilla, oak, espresso, caramel, bourbon, a bit boozy as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, no carbonation, silky, smooth, a hint of alcohol, warming.

Overall: This beer has mellowed a bit over the past two years. There is no carbonation/head, but the flavors are very complex. The mouth is enjoyable, with only a hint of alcohol which is impressive for such a high ABV beer. Well done. (606 characters)

The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
94 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.