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The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-AgedThe Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by scottoale on 08-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,886
Reviews:
699
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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604
Gots:
585
For Trade:
43
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rajendra82
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Burgundy colored body was very still, and displayed no carbonation at all. The beer sat in the glass looking just like a red wine. Fearing a bad seal in the cork, I smelled the beer, but could not detect any heavy oxidation aromas, so the flatness seemed to be by design. The smell was very vinous, and reminded me of raisins soaked in whiskey. The taste was sweet and oaky, with lots of vanilla and raisins, and no hops. This was pretty much a red wine through and through, and was not at all like any other beer. The body was dense and still, and made for a nice sippping beverage.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of bonkers
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 375ml bottle into a snifter. Almost jet black with no light getting through and an almost nonexistant head. There is lots of bourbon on the nose, as well as vanilla and oak. The taste follows the nose, lots of hot bourbon. It does mellow towards the finish, leaving the slightest little alcohol burn. The brew is full bodied, and low in carbonation. The beer is a nice sipper. A very good brew that is very overpriced.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich, deep and very satisfying. A lovely offering.Could be just a tad thicker on the mouthfeel.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Truly spectacular bourbon barrel aged barleywine here in my glass. A murky, dark brown, pour reveals no carbonation and no lacing. Sweet candied fruit aroma rises and the flavors match the nose. Pretty smooth and full bodied with the 12.5 abv barely noticeable. Overall, amazing, is the word that comes to mind!

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The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
4.24 out of 5 based on 1,886 ratings.
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