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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,460 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,460
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 554
Gots: 453 | FT: 31
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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 9/5/10. An interesting and complex beer but it doesn’t quite work for me. The base beer seems quite enjoyable. It’s like a big barleywine with some deeper roast and dark fruit notes. There’s more going on in there than I can quite describe, but the bourbon flavor seemed to overpower some of this complexity. It has raisins, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, oak and even mild coffee and chocolate. This version just didn’t come together for me as much as the Grand Cru. It’s not quite a mess, but the alcohol heat was a bit much and the bourbon flavor sort of threw things out of whack more than it blended the flavors into a harmony. For bourbon barrel barleywines, I’ll take FW Parabola, AS Grand Cru and even Marin’s -bal Old Dipsea. I would have preferred this beer aged in a neutral oak barrel or perhaps just less time in the bourbon. It’s still rather good - hard to dislike a beer with so many interesting layers to it. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky (and some bottles probably aren’t carbonated properly but my notes are from the keg version). Interesting beer and I may revisit this rating once I try a future version.

popery, Jan 27, 2013
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UncleJimbo, Jan 26, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sent to me a while back by Cocoapuph. Thanks Jeremy!

I really didn't care much for the Brandy version, but let's see....

Served in a Duck Rabbitt snifter.

A: Poured out like prune juice... a dark reddish brown, with no head whatsoever. Still, looked very inviting.

S: I started to smell this right away from the mere thud of the cork pop. Deep, dark fruit aroma, with a strong bourbon presence, with vanilla and oak.

T: Peppery bitterness, strong oak presence, and some date and raison notes as well. Not much more than that to my mind.

M: Flat as a pancake, but maybe that was the point. No lacing, and a good bit of booze.

O: Maybe I just don't get the concept of this Angel's Share series. I wasn't impressed.

Chaney, Jan 24, 2013
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The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,460 ratings.