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

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1,396 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 557
Gots: 431 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -18%

jhillwastaken, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Swervine44
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
Photo of mdaschaf
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
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

LotsofLupulin, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

skunk242, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a snifter at the Cloverleaf Tavern.

Bourbon Barrel Angel's Share pours a very deep mahogany, with a faint bit of caramel foam crowning the beer. The nose is absolutely heavenly. There's tons of caramelized brown sugar to form the base, and it's augmented by vanilla and oak. Bourbon is a subtle addition to the picture. The flavor profile is a little bit more rough. There's still some lightly burnt sugar, vanilla, and wood, but the bourbon presence is more brassy and harsh. Here it's the center of attention, with everything else playing more of a supporting role. The body is full and rich, but the carbonation is barely there. I like a more restrained carbonation for a malt forward beer, but this is a bit low even for me, and leaves the beer feeling flat. Bourbon Barrel Angel's Share is a decent to good beer right now, but I think it could use a little bit of time to really hit its stride.

axeman9182, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

beav19, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a cloudy brown color. No head is formed. No lacings are left

S: Smell is great. Strong on wood and whiskey (Oh yeah! :)). Toffee, Caramel, roasted malts and alcohol

T: Delicious. Sweet upfront: toffee and caramel malts. Oak. Roasted malts bitterness. And some earthy hops bitterness too

M: Heavy body. Really molasses. Low carbonation. Sweet upfront and pleasant bitter aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Excellent beer

eduardolinhalis, Jul 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

swetsastonic, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

tedho21, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle, 2012 vintage, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a deep caramel ruby color, produces a wiskp of beige head, leaves little lacing.

S- Delicious aroma of smooth bourbon, sweet caramel, dark fruit, molasses and vanilla.

T- Sweet and boozy up front, lots of caramel, vanilla, fruit and molasses, towards the finish the bourbon and oak become more noticeable.

M- Full-bodied, smooth, rich feel.

O- A delicious beer, the flavors are rich and decadent, it's a real treat to drink.

WillCarrera, Jul 24, 2012
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
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