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

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The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-AgedThe Angel's Share - Brandy 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 Jason on 04-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
703
Reviews:
423
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
19.27%
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
172
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 703 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of soco89ziegler
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siscokid79
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at toronado in SF.

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

Photo of mportnoy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this at Extreme Beer Fest. The beer had a thick, light brown head and a black appearance. The aromas included a strong vanilla malt smell mixed with other flavors like dark fruit and that brandy its aged in. The taste was a large punch of flavors including sweet heavy malts, alcohol, and a little bit of earthy dark fruits. Decent mouthfeel with a creamy body and medium carbonation. Overall, this beer was a taste explosion with a wonderful, boozy flavor.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

EBF sample pour. Dark pour. Very sweet in the nose. The brandy was noticeable. This one did verge on cloying. Lots of caramel, sugar & dark fruits. The flavor was pretty hot and sweet albeit compex in its fruitiness. Heavy bodied. An exhausting little sample.

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

Photo of Petegrieco
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of R3ason
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kingfireeater
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pete838
4.99/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredibly complex flavor. Layers and layers that keep coming. I rarely have the same beer twice in one sitting and this one I did.

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Photo of Burt
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaseydad
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Received a 6oz pour from draft at a bar.

Poured black, with a small 1cm caramel head.

Drank side-by-side with Angel's Share Bourbon Barrel.

I preferred this beer for it's slightly sweeter, slightly softer quality. Less boozy and more refined, with more fruitiness and possibly more vanilla than the Bourbon Barrel variant. All-in-all, a great sipper.

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Photo of 7Sport
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
3.84 out of 5 based on 703 ratings.
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