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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,448 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 555
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of BierJager89
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A: Dark purple with no head.

S: Dull red wine scent in the nose, and, as it warms up, notes of vanilla

T: Dull at first, a little red wine, but given a moment it blossoms with sweet vanilla, caramel, oak, a slight taste of alcohol.

M: While I prefer my beer smooth, this is a bit too smooth. It's flat.

O: One of my favorites, not unlike Sucaba, but it's flatness makes it a bit less impressive. They should cap it.

BierJager89, Jan 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

brycevolk, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TARDIS, Jan 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

bbrown12, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Bilco, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

didgeridolphin, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

davelag, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of guess98224
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful! My husband and I just opened this 2010 bottle after a tough day taking inventory of our beers. We decided on Angels Share because it was the right size for just the two of us. Pours dark reddish burgandy. Rim of very light lacing. Wonderful, heady intense aroma including bourbon, brandy, raisins, other fruits. Taste is magnificient with brandy, raisins, and chocolate. Intense sense of warmth. My husband says it tastes like an alcoholic chocolate bar. Very smooth.

guess98224, Dec 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

zekeman17, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Chugs13, Dec 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Beerbuddy21, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

sendbeer, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ObiWanKushnobi, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

purdueflyguy, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of kaseydad
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I believe this is a 2010 vintage. Can't find the date.

Popped the cork and there was the sound of a flat brew awaiting me. The pour did nothing to help my suspicions. Poured a dirty brown with no head present at all. No lacing. No bubbles. No nothing.

Gets better with smell. Reminds me of a nice aged barelywine. Big vanilla. Nice oak. The bourbon is still present. Fermented dark fruits. Brown sugar. I could smell this all day long.

The taste, though rather flat, is good. Has a nice bourbon flavor and some sweet malt. Fruity. Caramel and more vanilla. Tasty stuff.

Silky mouthfeel is all I can appreciate with this. Much too thin. Almost like water in the consistency.

Overall the look and feel of this was not great, but the flavor and aroma made up for that...which is the most important part anyway. A really good brew but add some lasting carbonation and this would become great.

kaseydad, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

runner440, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jgluck, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mbixler, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

metapod, Dec 15, 2012
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.