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

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 562
Gots: 471 | FT: 38
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Down in Kentucky and across the pond in Scotland, distillers who age their whiskeys for many years refer to the evaporation of the spirits from their barrels as “The Angel’s Share.” We couldn’t agree more. Each time a barrel is filled, a measure of liquid seeps into the oak and is lost for good.This striking Strong Ale is brewed with copious amounts of Caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied bourbon or brandy barrels. The beer spends a year in oak before it is packaged for release.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy opaque deep mahogany. almost no foam. just a thin tan film which quickly disappears to a ring around the rim.

S - nose is dominated by sweet caramelly bourbon notes. oak/woody notes are also very present. as it warms notes of dark bread, hints of dried fruit and berries such as dates, figs, and a touch of cranberries. a touch of pepper and cinnamon spice to round it out.

T - sweet notes of caramel and molasses up front. hints of toasty, doughy bread. slightly peppery hints of booze in the middle along with juicy fruit notes of dates and figs for balance. lots of caramel on the backend. finish is long and peppery.

M - full bodied. silky creamy texture. medium carbonation just enough to keep it from being cloying.

O - a very smooth bourbon barrel aged beer. i wish it was just a touch more complex though.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance -vintage 2011 poured into weyerbacher tulip! Pours dark brown with a very thin tan head. Smell-big bourbon in the nose loads of vanilla,dry oak wood, tobacco and whiskey bourbon! One of the best smelling beers!! Taste- holy shit wow is this beer smooth !! Vanilla upfront with some dark dried fruits such as raisins and dates finished with a nice finish if the alcohol burn and vanilla and toffee!! This beer is suppose to be sipped an well worth the price. Mouthfeel-very smooth for a 12.5% brew! It is seriously so smooth for how much bourbon is in this beer and the lower carbonation works well for the style if it was too carbonated this beer would be way too harsh and the vanilla notes would not be there at all!!

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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark brown and nearly opaque in color. It poured with a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Strong aromas of bourbon are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bourbon along with strong notes of underlying vanilla and hints of caramel.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink considering its strength because the only alcohol that is noticeable is the bourbon.

Note: 2012 vintage

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