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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: 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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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mjw1200, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Sisky, Feb 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

buzzy, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ambruns1979, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of aaronplayford
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep brown with no appearant carbonation. Smells bourbon, Carmel, raisin, and boozy. Love it.
Tastes boozy up front with vanilla but mid way through I get sharp tannin flavor that kills the bourbon experience; tannins take over the rest of the swallow.
Feels thick but not too thick.
This would have been a 4.5-5 but the tannins really kill it for me. It shocks the whole tongue.
I bought it in Fort Collins. The bottle is stamped 2012.

aaronplayford, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1732nd Review on BA
Bottle to Lost Abbey Teku
375ml c/c

Purchased at Party House Liquors, Chino Hills, CA

App- out of the gate I am surprised to see as much carbonation as I do see. This coloring is more of a soda brown with some darker browns in the center and some reds on the outsides. A nice 1/2" head was there and then gone. Didnt leave any lace or cling.

Smell- I get the culmination of the parts of this beer but don't really get them all by themselves. It's a good base old ale, strong malts and a touch of dark fruits. Secondly you get a bit of the bourbon with some oak and vanilla. Pretty smooth on the nose for 12.5%

Taste- I enjoyed this much more than the brandy barrel aged version. This has a very good base beer and then with the addition of the bourbon creates a nice flavor and layers. At 1st you get really only the malts as it settles, I get more dark fruits and a little chocolate covered cherries. Finally the bourbon and the booze comes in with some vanilla as well.

Mouth- This is a thick medium body that just got to that level. A bit thin at parts but the carbonation was a solid medium with a nice and puffy bubbles that allows the flavors to linger.

Drink- I was skeptical to grab a bottle but tickers gotta tick lists. This was better than I thought actually. Carbonated. Layered and very flavorful. I had the brandy on tap, but would like both on tap to do a side by side.

FosterJM, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

birdsellam, Feb 11, 2013
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Roger85, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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Azrael, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

averagejake872, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BillHilly, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Devinph, Feb 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

browniewithnuts, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Hessian257, Feb 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Dirty25, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

dctriman, Feb 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

flipdog0, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jampics2, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

LaChupacabra, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of popery
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
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.