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

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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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Photo of gford217
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle courtesy of KingG poured into a snifter.

I've been looking for this for quite a while and couldn't wait to pop the cork. It pours dark, dark brown with hints of mahogany showing through the edges. The head was bubbly and short lived and left only traces of lacing.

The aroma is huge and complex, and it really opened up as the beer warmed a little. There are tons of dark fruits in there with figs and raisins on top of a brown sugar sweetness. There is some vanilla and brandy as well.

The sweetness of the aroma carries over to the taste with the caramel malts and brown sugar underpinning everything else. Dark fruits, vanilla and a slightly more noticeable brandy presence than the aroma suggests.

The mouthfeel is slick and almost syrupy with little carbonation.

This is a great beer, though i definitely prefer the bourbon version. Very drinkable for the ABV and I look forward to the newest version coming soon.

Photo of magictrokini
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours darker copper, slightly hazy, with a small ring of bubbles around the edges. Alcoholic nose, mostly brandy. Slightly medicinal, oaky, and a hint of pine tar. Lovely, creamy feel. Brandy up front, but not as powerful as in the bourbon barrel version. Vinuous flavors of red wine and fresh white grapes throughout. A bit of cream and vanilla, and a warm, alcohol finish. I thought this was superior to the bourbon barrel.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown in color. Some ruby highlights that give the sense of reddish/purple highlights. Smell is very dark, ripe fruits. Plus a lot more brandy than I was expecting. This is incredibly boozy. Taste reaffirms the nose. I can't get over how much brandy flavor is in this beer. You can barely taste the underlying barleywine. This is a brandy bomb! Still some dark fruits trying to make their presence known, but the brandy barrel just won't let that happen. This is a huge, very big beer. I've yet to have anything even close to this experience.

Photo of JoeMayo
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a thick, very dark brown, nearly black. The beer is lighter around the edges and has no head at all.

S- Dark malty aroma with a very sweet smell. Roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla all come through. Complex smells from the oak and the brandy come through very clearly. A warm alcohol smell also hits the nose.

T- Very big and malty. Sweet with both malt and with alcohol. Well-balanced and very roasty. Complex oak and vanilla tones lie behind the very apparant brandy flavor. Slighty more boozy than I would have liked.

M- Almost no carbonation at all. I alway aim my lost abbey corks into an empty corner, because I expect the cork to blow off, but with this batch, there was barely a puff when the cork came out. Rich body, but slightly hot with alcohol.

D- This one needs to be sipped because it's such a huge beer.

Photo of beachbum1975
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to pwoods for sharing this one for me and my 200th review - at last!!!! This is one of two bottles we have from the same vintage, so this will be 1 of two reviews...

Gorgeous, Lost abbey 750ml bottle with cork and cage. Pwoods says this one has been sitting in his cellar for about a year! Served around 50 degrees.

Pours a clear, ruddy dark brown and rests in my snifter black with a light tan head and minimal lacing...

Smells of sweet vanilla, some strange undefinable funkiness...

Tastes is a complex mix of vanilla, light smoke, rich dark fruits. To be honest, the mouthfeel, tartness, body and flavor are reminiscent of Magic Hat's Feast of Fools - strange...

Thanks so much for sharing pwoods!

Photo of waltonc
1.06/5  rDev -72.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have to revise my review of this beer in light of the many infected and/or flat examples I have had. Just not a beer that's worth taking the risk on any more in light of the great expense. Not sure Lost Abbey is capable of brewing a non-sour barrel aged beer any more.

Prior review from 11/28/08: (4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5)

The grand finale beer on cask at the Lost Abbey barrel tasting. Reddish brown appearance. Not nearly as much carbonation as the bourbon version I've had from a bottle. Admittedly, I had a few beers by the time I drank this, so my tongue could have just been scorched, but this seemed a little rough around the edges, not quite as smooth as the bourbon version. Though I hear maybe this is just because we were having a sneak preview of what will not be released in bottles until down the road. In any event, this was still great - lots of dark fruit, oak, vanilla, carmel, and what I guess is brandy (I'm not even sure I've drank brandy before). Definitely distinguishable from the bourbon counterpart. I'd love to try the two side-by-side.

Photo of largadeer
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

'06 vintage on tap at The Bistro's barrel-aged beer fest. Had a few glasses of this one.

Appearance: Dark ruddy amber, a bit hazy. The small tan head disappears pretty quickly, leaving a speckling of lace.

Smell: Smells of dried fruit, toffee, figs, vanilla and molasses with an undercurrent of brandy.

Taste & mouthfeel: Caramelly malt, chocolate, caramelized figs, raisins. Medium-full in body with low carbonation. Vanilla beans, subtle tannins, this has a pretty up-front barrel character. The brandy version is distinctly different from the bourbon barrel variety, namely in the vinous, fruity nuance that the brandy barrel lends the beer. Delicious stuff.

Photo of egajdzis
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a reddish brown color with a thin, light tan head, that left sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of tons of dark fruits, vanilla, oak, cocoa, caramel malts, and a touch of alcohol as well. Taste of some toffee, roasted malts, dried fruits, more oak, and vanilla, with a bit of alcohol in the finish. Fantastic barleywine, thanks EDA!

Photo of kirok1999
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copper with bits of lacing and a thin white head.
Smells of a nice mix of sweet and bitter fruit. Some malt sweetness as well.
Taste is somewhat sour and acidic. I expected much more sweetness. Lots of fruit yet the bitterness overwhelms. There's a lot going on yet I wonder if this might have had an air leak into the bottle.
Feels rich and tightly carbonated, almost has a sting to it on the tongue.
Not so easy to drink due to the sourness.

Photo of hopdog
4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis.

Poured a dark mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of oak, woody, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, toffee and light bourbon. Tastes of bourbon/brandy (stronger than the aromas), brown sugar sweetness, caramel, dark fruits, and oak.

Alcohol content well hidden. I went back for seconds of this one and would have gotten more if any was left (good thing I have some more at home!).

Notes from and tasted on 4/18/07

Photo of tpd975
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, to Dave, aka ibrew2or3 for this one. You Rock my friend!

A: A deep russet brown hue with ruby highlights, small tan head and good lace.

S: The nose starts out nice and fruity with hints of plum, raisin, and starfruit. Touches of spice with notes of cardamom, clove and anise. Hints of nutty toffee, roasted malt, and vanilla before the barrel kicks in.

T: Wonerful malt caramelization starts this one off with a bang. Some semi-sweet chocolate comes next with hints of pure vanilla beans. Vinous qualities come thru and then boom, the barrel. Light toasted oak and hints of booze finish this one off in a light but perfect way.

M: Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Just a touch of booze from the barrel.

D: Wonderful! Give me a cigar, and a 750 of this gem and I am set for the evening.

Thanks Dave, this rare gem was a real treat!

Photo of BeerTruth
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

***Moved - Reviewed on: 01-24-2008 00:13:56***

Huge thanks goes out to sirhc and wetherel for this rare treat.

750 mL cage and corked bottle poured into a chalice.

Pours a dark molasses with a t hin half finger head that quickly dies down to a thin ring of bubbles. Swaying the glass back and forth leaves a sticky webbing on the sides. Rich brown sugar and caramel engulf the senses with a tiny hint of bourbon. Sweet raisins, dates, and fig dance in the nose as well. Heavy vanilla and a slight oak aroma can be detected too. Not as strong smelling as I had anticipated, but I think that's why I enjoy it, not overpowering. Taste is smokey sweet malts up front of chocolate, caramel, and butterscotch. Woody vanilla notes with pepper and spice dry the mouth a tad. An interesting pumpkin bread flavor on the tongue as well. Surprisingly I find very little alcohol on the tongue with this one. Mouthfeel is not nearly as heavy as I was expecting. Medium to full silky smooth body with a tingling carbonation. A sipper for sure, but I pretty much knew that would be the case. I look forward to see what a few years will do to this. I can't wait to try more barrel aged beers from Lost Abbey. Thanks again guys for hooking me up with this beauty.

Photo of WeeObese
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours with a dark coffee color and a small tan head that clings to the sides of the glass. The smell is sweet dark chocolate, a light fruitiness, a moderate booze, and wonderful barrel aged sourness. The taste, wow. I had a bottle of this fresh and on tap and it had evolved. It is not as sweet and brandy-like now and the sourness has really become dominate. Sweet malt, carmel, liquor filled chocolates, slight oak/barrel, brandy, sour, funkiness from barrel aging (oxidation). The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slight alcohol burn, and a clinging finish. For an 11.5% abv this beer goes down easily, maybe too easily. I really like this beer and am glad I have few more sitting in my cellar. I hear the next batch (2008) will be from freshly emptied brandy barrels, so I look forward to that beer.

Photo of Blursimarsi
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(Bottle, thanks WeeHeavySD) Pours very dark brown with deep reddish hints and a light brown head. Elegant and complex aroma with tones of chocolate, caramel, nuts, English toffee, English fruit cake, lingonberries, blackberries maybe some blueberry and strawberry jam and a wide subtle fruit spectra of raisins, plums, sweet pears, yellow apples and banana in the background. The oak wood blends in very well with soft tones of vanilla, cocoa nut and some butter. Also some hints of yeast, sugar, spices, peppery mint and sal ammoniac. Well balanced alcohol warmth carrying every aroma beautifully. The nose is extremely soft with notes of gruel. The flavour starts of with a second of chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Then a rather full caramelly and fruity sweetness comes along with some fiery alcohol. The finish carries all the sweetness with a balanced sour berry touch. Oak, vanilla and some subtle sugar sources goes through every stage of the beer. Undertones of dark berries and dark fruits like raisins and black currant lemonade. Hints of liquorice, salt and hops. Medium to full sweet and syrupy with a light tart edge. Light bitter and light dry. The mouthfeel is maybe the best ever with a silky, smooth and velvety character. The carbonation is perfect for the mouthfeel and carries the beer gentle down your palate. Sugar, chocolate, vanilla, salty liquorice and some earthiness linger in the aftertaste. Near full bodied. What a perfect beer from our new favourite brewery! Yeah baby!

Photo of Deuane
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml bottle of Batch 001 appeared out of akorsak's cellar! Thanks much!

A second bottle was sampled late November 2009 thanks to Ray and Cornelia for sharing a 750 ml bottle of the 2007 vintage. Shared with Ffejherb, Brewslut and SierraGs

A-Deep, ruby tinged, brownish copper. A medium tan head held on until reducing to a thin ring. Light webbed lace left behind.

S-Sweet alcohol blast and notes of oak, vanilla, light chocolate and turbinado. Sweet malts backing with toffee and caramel. A touch of alcohol heat sneaks in at the end.

T-Deep, dark, complex and mysterious is a good way to describe this brew. All of the expected flavours from the brandy barrel aging and heavy malts--->but, in a much more subdued delivery than I initially imagined. Did leave me somewhat wanting for more. Drying earthy and oak finish.

M-Grand Canyon deep and Gordian Knot complex. You get the idea! Amazingly tantalizing on the palate. While it looks still in the glass it bursts with palate stimulating carbonation with each sip. Like an amusement park in your mouth!

D-Whoa! This is some complex stuff. Hard to even explain all that is going on with this concoction! A wonderful sipper one has to try for themselves to understand. This is a highly enjoyable and palate stimulating sipper. A mighty fine drinking brew.

Photo of mcallister
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep garnet colored and nearly opaque. A tan head of a half inch fades quickly leaving a nice thin spotty lace that is in a peculiar swirl motion around the Dogfish snifter.

Wood, oxidation very sherry esque with a noticeable amount of brandy grape ester. Unsweetened chocolate with a brown sugar and mollasses appeal. Caramel with a hint of prune. Nice and aromatic too say the least. Could sniff on this for hours and just keep adding to the aroma review.

Well unfortunately this may either be slightly infected or a bit of sourness should be in there? However it is still very nice with a good amount of wood, oxidation, grape, fig, dried black cherries, mollasses, with an acrid acidic finish. Good amount of alcohol shows through in the chest.

Somewhat thin upon drinking but a creamy texture does come through on the middle. Have two more bottles of this so I'll have to try them...soon.

Photo of ncvbc
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very deep brown, almost black before held to the light. Ruby edges and a small tan head. Big wood and oak in the smell. Some caramel and chocolate waft through the air. Light toasted bread. Taste is very interesting and pretty enjoyable. Definitely see the influence of the Brandy here. Oak, wood, light vanilla. Some fruits including raisin and fig. Again, some healthy malt as well; toffee, caramel, chocolate. Low carbonation and very smooth, slightly dry finish. Unlike many beers that I've come across. While it isn't one of my favorites ever, it's quite solid. I shared this with a friend who really enjoys wine, though he has a pretty good knowledge of beer as well and has tried many fine offerings. This was his favorite beer ever and I can imagine why. Very unique stuff and very well done.

Cheers to seaoflament for this 750ml bottle from 2007!

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Burnt pecan shell brown that becomes dark blood red when backlit with bright sunshine. The golden brown sugar colored crown looks fantastic despite the 11.5% ABV. It's firmly creamy, is melting in slow motion and is beginning to deposit an attractive king's crown of sticky lace. In a word... gorgeous.

It was obvious on cork extraction that this is special beer. I'm reminded of a BSDA without the estery Belgian yeast and with a ton of oak barrel character. Knowing The Lost Abbey, that may be exactly what was intended. Each inhale delivers a dizzying array of darkness that includes roasted barley, dark chocolate, dark caramel, dark fruit and vanilla.

The Angel's Share is remarkable beer that tastes even better than it smells. And it smells damn good. First of all, if you aren't thrilled with beer that has been aged in barrels that previously held spirits, you probably won't like it. There's a tremendous amount of brandy character that is almost as warming as the real stuff. I need to continue to sip in order to finish this review with some coherence. It won't be easy.

The major flavors are a perfect combination of a world-class BSDA with a world-class RIS. It isn't quite as roasted as the latter, but it's close. The complexity of the flavor profile is mind-boggling: dark caramel, dark brown sugar, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, a big splash of Sambuca, dark rum-soaked raisins, crushed vanilla beans and... bourbon? I'm 100% sure that this 750 ml bottle is the brandy-aged version, but I'll be damned if it doesn't taste like Kentucky's finest.

It's a good thing that the alcohol, rather than being completely hidden, is right up front. After all, we're not talking about the grain alcohol-like flavor that one might taste in a fresh American barleywine, but the oak-infused goodness of a quality liquor. Big, big difference. The warming glow that has bloomed in my belly is beginning to spread outward and is approaching the tips of my fingers.

It's a mystery how this beautiful brew will age. Probably very well. I tried to hold off on opening it, but couldn't resist even one more day. Warming doesn't change much, other than amplifying what goodness was already present. Then again, the flavor was pretty close to perfect right from the first sip.

The mouthfeel isn't quite perfect. Like everything else about this beer, though, it's close. Slightly more fullness and crushed velvet creaminess needs to be present for the ultimate score to be granted. Nitpicking? Probably. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the amount and quality of the carbonation.

This insanely delicious ale is a masterpiece of the brewer's art. If it isn't the best American strong ale on the planet, then I'd love to know what is. The Angel's Share (Brandy) may be heavenly, but this bottle is mine, all mine. Let the angels get their own damn beer. Talisker deserves my undying gratitude for agreeing to part with one of his bottles.

4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Instantly as you open the bottle you get a smell of oak. Blackish brown and burgundy body is seductively attractive. Smooth and creamy carmel brown head stands at a solid inch. The nose is one of the best I've ever experienced on a beer, it includes huge amounts of oaky bourbon, carmel malts, buttered toffee, vanilla and dark fruit. As you take first sip the senses are flooded with layers of smooth sweet bourbon, Carmalived malt, zesty dark fruit, a bit of spice and well as you see it keeps pretty nicely with the nose. Amazing complexity, while being approachable and lovely. Alchol is only present as it warms the belly. Mouthfeel is very attractive. It is almost impossible for me to find any fault in this beer. Perfectly drinkable.

At the time I am posting this review I have now had both the Brandy and Bourbon versions, and I can say that the Brandy version is easily my favorite of the two.

Photo of JDV
4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

06 Bottle shared by Miketd alongside with my 07 from Padrefan98 in trade. Thanks to both of you! This rating of the 06, which I liked a bit better.
Pours almost black, with a light tan head. Smell is vanilla, raisins, dates, sweet dried fruity, and is just bursting out of the glass with goodness. Taste is super rich, smooth creamy sticky malt, vanilla, modest hops, dates, and decadent. Very drinkable. One of my all time favorites.

Photo of kkipple
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a 750ml bottle in Feb 08 at the now-legend Foothills Sexual Chocolate release party. Thanks to KP (I believe) for this gem. Reviewed from notes.

A. Deep and hazy black-brown with red highlights. Clear. The smallish head goes to the edges of my glass. No lacing.

S. Mm, wild... sweet and toasty caramel, barrel funk with a bit of tartness, singed oak, wonderful malt complexity, even a bit of coffee. There is no doubt that this is oak aged, but it's not too insistent about it. Alcohol is quite present.

T. Sweet and malty, then bitter and burnt grains blended with oak wood and vanilla. Warm and rich, chocolate and alcohol spring out into the palate, oak complements the toffee carbon wonderfully. Dark fruits swirl amidst everything else. This is pretty oak heavy, but that's not a complaint...

M. Fluffy and expansive, finishes oaky and dry like wine.

Angel's Share might be over-hyped, but it's great stuff all the same.

Photo of MiScusi
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I reviewed this a long time ago and just recently with all the merging and then splitting up again of the Brandy and Bourbon barrel releases they filed my Brandy review under the Bourbon Angel's Share. So, here is the brandy review again...

November 10th, 2007 release. 11.5% ABV.

A: Poured a pretty dark brown, though the liquid itself is clear. It's got a tan head that is hard to form and doesn't last long. The body looks to be about medium on the pour.

S: Lots of oak and dark malt. Fruit and sugars as well.

T: Oaky. Alcohol. Quite a malt body to this too, with sugar making a quick appearance at the end. Definitely a highly oaked beer, but very tasty.

M: The carbonation was there but subdued, allowing the smooth malt, oak, and slick alcohol to glide over the tongue.

D: As a strong barrel aged beer I found this to be very tasty. I normally don't like boozy beer, especially ones with a lot of oak, but this beer was crafted well and didn't float off in any one direction. I can't consume a lot of this in one sitting but a small glass is very nice.

Photo of sfoley333
4.87/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My review was moved to the wrong AS version so here is a copy of the real review for AS Brandy version.

Bought my 6 bottle limit back in November and still have a couple from last year. This is the first bottle from this year that I have opened and since I was traviling to Brasil to visit the in laws for christmas thought it would be a cool time to pop one open. Shared with 5 other brazilians in Sao Paulo during christmas eve.

Poured into clear plastic 6oz cups. Poured a muddy brown color with nice white head. Smells is upfront sweet malt mixed with alcohol, oak, and an almost port smell. Taste is a mellow blend of carmel, sweet malty liquid bread, dark fruit, chocolate, oak, warming alcohol, and a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a light supple carbonation. While far from a session beer this beer is highly drinkable for such a malt and alcohol bomb, the oak aging really pays off on the finish.

By the way only my brother-in law and my cousin who works for mtv brasil liked this beer the others thought it was to strong and went back to drinking their skol. To each his own.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 12-25-2007 20:59:22

Photo of weeare138
4.69/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Much thanks to TomDecapolis for this...
Appears a dark, russett brown with red edges and a mild tan cap with a thick collar. Spotty lacing is left all over the glass.
Smell is rummy with oak & bourbon notes. These aromas are followed up with complex brown sugar, raisins, fruit cake, black grapes, caramel, and toffee.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a beautiful, sticky mix of caramel, oak, and mollasses.
Mouthfeel is sugary, & medium bodied with a vivacious lingering of raisins, sugar, oaky vanilla, and mollasses.
Well done brew! I felt bad about taking so much for myself but it was in love with this beer and the brandy complexities that it melded together with.

Photo of genog
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big Thanks to franksnbeans for sharing one of these treasures.

Beautiful muddy, and thick, brown color with a light brown head that leaves very little lacing. Every swirl of this Angel produces a generous head back. Smell is of doughy, cookie and a rich toffee, buttery, and maple syrup boozy bourbon notes. Taste is sweet and awfully creamy. Mouthfeeling is great and allows you palate to soak in all the tasty bourbon and leaves a lingering warming. Great beer!

The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.