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

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86
very good

618 Ratings
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 20.68%
Wants: 175
Gots: 166 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A barrel aged burgundy colored ale infused with copious amounts of dark caramel malt aged in the oak.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2008)
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2009 release poured from a caged & corked 375ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color, with no head and no lacing as expected.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, brandy, roasted malts and some dark fruit.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of brandy, chocolate, dark fruit and coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. There’s a very mild alcohol burn. The hops presence is nearly undetectable. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp and a bit chalky, medium body, very low carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very flavorful and strong beer to sip on for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 09, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

CBack465, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BRami127, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

stealth, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

madtowndmb1, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jaeone, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

BMMillsy, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

HopsintheSack, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mrebeka, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tectactoe, Apr 11, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.