The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | The Lost Abbey

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-AgedThe Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
1,913 Ratings
The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-AgedThe Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,913 |  Reviews: 705
Photo of WoostaBia
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blakeorm
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

- 12.5% bot. 2013. consumed 9/14 @ recommended 55F serving temp in a duvel glass.

(4.10) A: Auburn-chocolate pour is thick and viscose on the exit producing a billowing tan head 3+ inches tall. Good retention rate with a milky cream texture with an equally impressive lace coverage that smothers the vessel. Micro-effervesce is light along the edges.

(4.25) S: Aroma of dark rum raisin upon immediate uncorking, with sweet dark fruit liquor (figs and plums). Rich chocolate oak notes with burnt molasses sweetness blends beautifully with a smooth silky coffee roast. The alcohol is fairly reserved for 12.5% aromatic wise with a nice smoothing complexity that flows very well and a good level of awareness.

(4.30) T: The flavor starts off with big alcohol notes, dark fruit, sweet figs and plums following the nose, blending with a whiskey-chocolate combination making a big first impression. Dark raisin, with an earthy bittering finish with some lingering whiskey. The flavor is very polished, eloquent and refined.

(4.15) M: Medium milky body, with a light mention of carbonation. Nice chocolate-alcohol warmth with a slippery smooth texture that just slides off the tongue.

(4.25) O: a world class offering, solid A rating. A bit pricey at $18 spent on a 12 oz but worth the unique experience. Sticky, syrupy, oaky goodness in a bottle with a lingering after-effect of alcohol deep in the belly long after the swallow. Definitely one of the better BA stouts, but its no BCBS by comparison.

 1,504 characters

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of KangarooRat
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of GregDuB65
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of pholla666
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of ACB
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

4.12/5  rDev -4%

Photo of jleidner
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BRami127
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of thufflife
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of KJ2013
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of TheRowan
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of lorenwhite7
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of KhakCane
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of EliotTruelove
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of MastaShonuf
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of spark3148857
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of edhizdeid
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 1,913 ratings