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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

608 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 20.68%
Wants: 173
Gots: 167 | 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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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

03-20-2013 00:19:37 | More by Em30
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flydudehsv

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one seriously complex beer. I mean there are a ton of things going on in the nose and flavor. Huge aroma of chocolate and oak hit me like a ton of lead. After warming up a bit more sweeter notes came out like brown sugar and a vinous profile came out. An oil mouth feel that was slick, yet sublime at the same time. Flavors were, like the nose, incredibly complex with the same notes as above and a sweet character but balanced by a wine-line tannic kick. I want more!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 08:29:06 | More by flydudehsv
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jeff1973

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-09-2013 03:00:19 | More by jeff1973
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-22-2013 14:33:24 | More by Rollzroyce21
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NotACommunist

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-18-2013 04:21:49 | More by NotACommunist
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Azrael


4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-08-2013 04:29:26 | More by Azrael
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-05-2013 03:14:20 | More by iL0VEbeer
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a dark dark brown with no head at all practically no carbonation almost wine like in character color has a brown hue when held to the light

S: no alchol lots of sweet brandy and some oak on the nose with a slight cherry smell

T: I found it a bit difficult to drink there was a lot of brandy taste and cherry there was no alchol but thee was a bit of a fussil taste and extremely sweet

M: very heavy mouthfeel coats the mouth all around however there is a very little carbontation lacking in a finish

O: fairly disappointing u ad heard a lot about the lost Abby and this was my first beer from them i'll defiantly try another but this particular one I would not recommend

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 16:04:18 | More by smcnulty1981
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-04-2013 03:13:36 | More by calcnerd
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Boto

Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle: 2009 vintage: This one pours an inky, opaque brown color. It is absolutely still: no carbonation at all. Nice nose to it. I definitely get a whiff of the brandy. A little musty aroma. Definitely some dark fruits in there, with a little plum on top. Lots of caramel malts. Very nice taste. Thick caramel, some of the brandy, Lots of mingled dark fruits, some coffee notes. Oak notes also. It doesn’t suffer at all from the lack of carbonation. Very Nice!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 01:20:33 | More by Boto
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DmanGTR

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-30-2013 13:08:07 | More by DmanGTR
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-28-2013 02:30:52 | More by oglmcdgl
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-26-2013 01:49:16 | More by yourefragile
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-24-2013 03:48:25 | More by Hopsiam14
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jhb138

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28%

01-24-2013 03:26:58 | More by jhb138
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2013 04:12:38 | More by uturn
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-09-2013 15:08:58 | More by fox227
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-09-2013 01:06:10 | More by Zaphog
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beergorrilla

Michigan

2/5  rDev -47.6%

01-08-2013 18:45:32 | More by beergorrilla
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

12-27-2012 05:50:55 | More by sendbeer
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-15-2012 07:02:40 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-12-2012 04:21:26 | More by t0rin0
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Dope

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2010 bottle.

A: Cork comes out with just the slightest hiss. Pours dark brown with zero head. Appears to be completely flat. No lacing of course.

S: Boozy brandy and caramel. Not much else. Berries perhaps? Tons of caramel.

T: Brandy up front that turns oddly tart. Lots of caramel but spoiled fruit covers it up. Nothing else to it really other than some leather. Is this infected? Hard to tell versus just a generally crappy beer.

M: Heavy, syrupy and completely flat. Needs some carbonation to cut it.

O: After sipping on this for a bit I have to assume it's infected. It's just pure tart/sour fruit and a little caramel. Boy was this a waste of money. Let's try the bourbon version, maybe it can redeem itself. As for this one, I drain poured it.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 03:58:23 | More by Dope
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Grant35

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-29-2012 17:43:16 | More by Grant35
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-29-2012 04:04:16 | More by dwoolley1
The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.