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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,448 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 555
Gots: 449 | FT: 33
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%

DanE, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ttylicki, Sep 20, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -14.8%

PJMessina, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Raziel313, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

krome, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jgunther71, Sep 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Some effort on the cork, but a good pop, and lots of smoke. Served at 55 degrees.

Minimal carbonation and a deep red garnet walnut like brown color. Body is oily, with a real slick top that cicles in waves. Very little head when produced but a fine tan bubbled collar. Thick alcohol legs on the glass as well.

Nice oak notes, and hints of fruit barleywine like richness on the nose. Soft toffee and a vodka heat of burning alcohol at first but tolerable. Some warmth really brings out some great coconut aromas, and some fruit brandy like warmth. Very nice and impressive, it just comes off a little hot unfortunately.

Palate comes with a very silky feel. Thick and a bit of matching oily character, it coats everywhere nicely, but doesn't come off as sticky. Palate fills with lots of warmth and alcohol heat. Real interesting nutty like aromas of chestnut and hazelnuts fill the mid palate. Big boozy stomach bomb on the swallow for the aftertaste.

Overall it's a nice barrel aged strong ale, but it's just a little too hot unfortunately. Easily worth trying, with much to enjoy still though.

smakawhat, Sep 19, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +13.8%

WoostaBia, Sep 17, 2014
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Blakeorm, Sep 15, 2014
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DoubleSimcoe, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

- 12.5% bot. 2013. consumed 9/14 @ recommended 55F serving temp in a duvel glass.

(4.10) A: Auburn-chocolate pour is thick and viscose on the exit producing a billowing tan head 3+ inches tall. Good retention rate with a milky cream texture with an equally impressive lace coverage that smothers the vessel. Micro-effervesce is light along the edges.

(4.25) S: Aroma of dark rum raisin upon immediate uncorking, with sweet dark fruit liquor (figs and plums). Rich chocolate oak notes with burnt molasses sweetness blends beautifully with a smooth silky coffee roast. The alcohol is fairly reserved for 12.5% aromatic wise with a nice smoothing complexity that flows very well and a good level of awareness.

(4.30) T: The flavor starts off with big alcohol notes, dark fruit, sweet figs and plums following the nose, blending with a whiskey-chocolate combination making a big first impression. Dark raisin, with an earthy bittering finish with some lingering whiskey. The flavor is very polished, eloquent and refined.

(4.15) M: Medium milky body, with a light mention of carbonation. Nice chocolate-alcohol warmth with a slippery smooth texture that just slides off the tongue.

(4.25) O: a world class offering, solid A rating. A bit pricey at $18 spent on a 12 oz but worth the unique experience. Sticky, syrupy, oaky goodness in a bottle with a lingering after-effect of alcohol deep in the belly long after the swallow. Definitely one of the better BA stouts, but its no BCBS by comparison.

beerthulhu, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

KJ2013, Aug 12, 2014
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.