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

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 556
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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at the Sinner's release (375ml) 2008 version 12.5% ABV, taken out of converted chest freezer. Poured into Stone RIS tulip glass.

A: Popped cork and the beer bubbled up ( I heared this was the case for many others, even though chilled). Thick tan head, second pour was more creamy than the first. Coffee colored.

S: Bourbon, Oak/Wood, caramel with slight vanilla. I can't keep my nose away from this beer. Slightly sour/barrel smell.

T: First thing I noticed was the strong bourbon spirit flavor (much more than the brandy barrel version). Followed by the sour/barrel characteristics. Carmel and vanillia then come through and the beer finishes with a light roasty flavor that sticks around

MF: Medium body with a sticky feel that lasts. For all the bubble up front a very light carbonation overall?

D: Can't drink too much of this stuff, like the 375 size. But a very good one serving beer.

Great job! I like the Brandy Barrel version better, but still a great beer.

This is my first review, so this is a great beer for the occasion!

WeeObese, Mar 28, 2008
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- 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.

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