The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey
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4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
bottle from 2008 is drinking extremely well right now. tried side by side with cuvee de tomme, a once in a lifetime opportunity. dark brown in color, sludgy thick, very little visible carbonation. a nose like a fine cognac, with warming but not caustic alcohol intensity. lots of layered sugars and spices here from vanilla to clove to nutmeg to brown butter richness, this has a whole lot going on. i get some nice oak sweetness and mellowness in there too, but to me this is a little less interesting than the bourbon barrel edition, which stands as one of my favorite beers of all time. the brandy flavors have maybe worn off a bit with age, so i get the oak and the booze without all the flavor i got from the bourbon barrel. still. the angels share is a ridiculous beer in its own right, so i have no complaints really at all. smooth as velvet with warming booze, almost no carbonation, but it isnt missed. a little goes a long way here with this incredibly rich and strong flavor experience.
01-12-2014 18:50:24 | More by StonedTrippin
3.21/5 rDev -16%
Bottle opened on 10.15.13
A - Pours a very dark brown and completely flat. No head at all.
S - Sweet, syrupy, dark fruit.
T - Very sweet and bitter fruit. Not good.
D - No carbonation to speak of with a heavy body.
O - Sweet, syrupy, dark fruit with no carbonation. No thanks.
10-31-2013 20:53:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
2.9/5 rDev -24.1%
Thanks to tat2dhllblly for the trade at DLD 2012.
12.7oz C&C. 2009 vintage. Pops open with only the slightest hiss
Pours very dark brown with no head. No lacing.
Aroma is good - sweet and malty, smooth.
Flavor is harmed by the lack of carbonation, otherwise follows the aroma. Hard to pick out any details, but melds together well.
Mouthfeel also takes a huge hit. Light alcohol presence is welcome and not harsh at al.
Overall the lack of carbonation pretty much ruined what seems like it would be an excellent beer. I would never be able to pick out the brandy barrel aging, but it does seem complex.
10-12-2013 22:17:41 | More by zachary80
The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.