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

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95
world-class

1,350 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.74%
Wants: 536
Gots: 415 | FT: 29
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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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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kowlau22


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
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

03-05-2014 00:47:09 | More by wvsabbath
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pknyc

New York

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

2012 Vintage that was opened on March 02, 2014. Beer fridge temp (58F).

A: This is a deep brown strong ale. There is a thin ring of tan head that seems to have a pretty good life expectancy.

S: Very enjoyable. Molasses, bourbon, a very slight heat that is perfect for a snowy evening. Some fruit esters. Oak. It is robust and complex and very very good.

T: Fantastic. Sweet, caramel, bourbon, oak, very complex. Very little alcohol (and its 12.5%!) which adds so much complexity. Just a little dark chocolate. Little vanilla. This is very well done and very well balanced.

M: Perfect. Coating with a touch of carbonation which adds complexity. Outstanding.

O: I don't want to repeat myself, but it was very enjoyable, fantastic, outstanding, etc etc etc.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 03:41:25 | More by pknyc
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-02-2014 17:25:19 | More by aasher
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Chuggernaut00

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-01-2014 06:02:16 | More by Chuggernaut00
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

03-01-2014 01:46:33 | More by Buckeye982
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yokken

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

02-27-2014 23:36:13 | More by yokken
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ThePaleRider

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-27-2014 17:18:40 | More by ThePaleRider
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Prospero

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-23-2014 21:57:11 | More by Prospero
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Lucnifter

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-23-2014 08:23:01 | More by Lucnifter
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-22-2014 12:54:21 | More by cardsfan
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Melman

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-22-2014 05:30:57 | More by Melman
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2014 04:10:40 | More by hilgart1
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.