The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey
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3.79/5 rDev -0.8%
Bottle at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Pours pitch black and inky with no head whatsoever. Aroma is sweet brandy and some light anise, molasses, more sweet sugar. Flavor follows with thick brandy and molasses flavors, some light oakiness, burnt caramel, very sweet. Nearly no carbonation in this one, and on the sweet side which cuts through the thickness and puts things a bit on the cloying side. Big bodied though. I definitely liked the bourbon version better than this one, but would be nice on a winter day.
07-03-2014 23:49:29 | More by BMMillsy
2.08/5 rDev -45.5%
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. No idea on the age of this bottle.
Appearance - No pop when I pulled the cork. Lifeless as I pour it. Dark brown body. No head. Not a single bubble.
Smell - Lots of dark fruits. Musty oak. Vinous notes. Acidic grapes. Brown sugar and vanilla round it out. Not a promising smell, since I believe this bottle is from the era of the "troubles" at Lost Abbey.
Taste - Yep, it's pretty tart. Syrupy at first. Brown sugar monster. Oak. Dark cherries. Then a vinegar sourness kicks in. Red wine vinous notes. Oaky finish.
Mouthfeel - Flat as can be. Heavy. Sluggish to drink.
Overall - I suspected this might be infected and/or flat. I got both. Anyway, I think I've had this beer on tap a couple times, but I can't remember, so this is the experience I can rate.
04-08-2014 01:18:52 | More by Alieniloquium
4.09/5 rDev +7.1%
A: Dark brown with maybe a slight purple tint, almost black, with a few mocha bubbles of head.
S: Brown sugar, oak, vanilla, dark moscato, red wine, red grapes in the nose.
T: Red wine, fruity brandy, oak, a bit tart, red grapes, orange zest, very vibrant flavors, though I wish there was a bit of vanilla.
M: Full bodied and pretty smooth.
O: 12% alcohol is not present, which is impressive. That said, this is disappointing after the bourbon barrel aged version, and I wasn't expecting it to be as good (bourbon Angel's Share is one of my favorite beers). THAT said, this is a really good beer, recommended, but worth a try? At $15, I'm not sure...
02-06-2014 00:41:19 | More by BierJager89
The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.