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

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631 Ratings
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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 20.1%
Wants: 180
Gots: 169 | FT: 9
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2008

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2006 vintage!! 750ml shared with T.Arthur & Big Daddy @ the T
Nice pop with cork pull
Fantastic smell, brandy, as poured into 6oz tulip.
Great smooth taste, dry finish. 8-9 years in the bottle has reakly worked wonders for this bad boy. The brandy and body of the barley wine is there initially but fades beautifully.
Great feel, minimal carbonation but enough to assure you this was an amazing beer. Cant believe it held up all this time.

Im sure dome will disagree but this vintage was the reason "barleywine should still be made", as a great brewmaster said. Really lucky to get to try this in great company.

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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.

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