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

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95
world-class

1,362 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,362
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 541
Gots: 413 | 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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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-14-2014 00:42:12 | More by Dicers
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jkrug5

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-13-2014 02:11:21 | More by jkrug5
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

04-09-2014 21:53:28 | More by JimmyAloysius
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-07-2014 22:51:55 | More by greenspointexas
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RWNay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-07-2014 18:59:55 | More by RWNay
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KornWallace

New York

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Date: 4/6/14
Location: Trade from PA
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: The beer is black as night. Large viscous ring, no head no carbonation. There is a lot of cling when you sip the beer.
Aromatics: Big dark fruits with plums, dark grapes. Bourbon with a big alcohol smell. Some oxidization, little soy smell.
Flavor: The plums come in strong, heavy on the dark fruit. The bourbon flavoring is nice, warming alcohol, vanilla and some wood.
Mouthfeel: Very viscous, coating my tongue. Very warm alcohol goes all the way down my throat.
Notes: The cork swelled in the bottle, needed a cork screw to get it out. Bottled Dec. 2012. Bottle conditioned for 1 year.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:00:36 | More by KornWallace
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Jdotswizz

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

04-07-2014 01:38:38 | More by Jdotswizz
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-06-2014 23:51:09 | More by Gerasimos
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SirElton

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-02-2014 03:21:09 | More by SirElton
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-29-2014 23:59:05 | More by ArdyExfor
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black as night with a murky look to it. Tiny wisp of off white head is scarce. A little bit of Brussels lacing is present. All I get in the aroma is sweet bourbon and a bit of dark malt. The mouth is silky smooth and viscous. The flavor is initially dark malt and roasted barley and quickly turns very sweet with the bourbon,black licorice,fig and plum notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 21:25:15 | More by Franziskaner
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-25-2014 21:49:39 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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bcerv-ca

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-24-2014 21:48:02 | More by bcerv-ca
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-22-2014 20:11:11 | More by afsdan
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-22-2014 14:44:52 | More by rjp217
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1.25/5  rDev -70.7%

03-17-2014 21:41:26 | More by kowlau22
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miffsudd

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-17-2014 21:40:02 | More by miffsudd
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jlee9531


5/5  rDev +17.4%

03-15-2014 16:44:19 | More by jlee9531
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 375ml bottle into a snifter. Served at 55F.

A: Light off-white head. little retention. Deep reddish brown. Mild lacing, a little clarity around the edges of the glass.
S: Bourbon and alcohol. Did I mention bourbon?
T: wow. Really strong barlywine flavor. With bourbon and warming. Lots of bourbon and warming. Sweet on the first sip, deep bourbon flavor with oak, plum. the flavor is amazing and very pleasing.
M: Medium body, the alcohol is really only evident in the finish with medium warming and a bit of stinging on the back of the throat.
O: Great barleywine, fantastic oak and bourbon flavors. Phenomenal flavors and aroma. Docked points for the moderate warming. Alcohol was evident mainly in the aromas and finish, while the flavors up front were quite pleasant and balanced. Overall, one of the best barleywine's I've ever had. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 02:49:22 | More by Jmitchell3
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Brinks

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

03-14-2014 00:07:17 | More by Brinks
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-13-2014 06:28:19 | More by oso
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-09-2014 02:39:42 | More by BeerBucks
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-07-2014 02:08:43 | More by threedaggers
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-06-2014 05:16:59 | More by CDCNAM
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Flat Abbey is officially dead, this cork shot out of the bottle with a huge burst of sound. What a great experience, dark almost black burgundy amber body with a light tan head filling my glass. Aroma is straight up bourbon vanilla/oak/charred wood you name it straight up bourbon barrel aging effects. Served at 50-55 degrees, this beer has sweet bourbon notes hidden fruit, plum/alcohol/raisin notes. But a dominant Kentucky bourbon barrel aged beer is perfect for Fat Tuesday, the alcohol isn't nearly as hot as the nose would entail. There's also hints of molasses and other burnt sugars along the way. The woody character on the palate carries each sip, to the bourbon drinker this beer would be a god send, and I do believe it deserves the hype I'm just not a huge bourbon drinker so this wouldn't be my desert Island beer. However, I appreciate the flavors so much that I'm impressed by the amount of bourbon I'm able to pick up, mouthfeel is oily intense and lingering between sips but complex enough and not just straight bourbon barrel aging. I had deliverance on tap and believe me I love it but they are apples and oranges both excellent in their own right I'm amazed at the mellow carbonation on the palate and the smoothness between sips, this definitely deserves the title Angel's Share.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 00:52:26 | More by WVbeergeek
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,362 ratings.