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

The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-AgedThe Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged
BA SCORE
70.8%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 706 ratings
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
Ranking:
#9,061
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
706
Liked:
500
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
19.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
172
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 706 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of tkdchampxi
4.79/5  rDev +24.1%
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 -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregaroo
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Yo! Wake up! Still on tap at Monk's in Philly after the Pope's historic visit. Surprised this wa still available. So so good! You could light this one on fire. Awesome brandy undertones. Each sip yields stronger aroma due to talked stemmed LA signature tulip glass. Stop in soon!

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Photo of sd123
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanderson
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of auroracrisis
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BreweryRun
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Very hot and brandy forward. Not bad but too much brandy & heat for me. Still a great base beer, worth a try for comparison purposes if you have had the Bourbon BA version.

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Photo of PG2G
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BradleySig
4.96/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tried this at the brewery this weekend and it's phenomenal! The Brandy barrels sweeten it up just a touch compared to the original but it didn't get cloying.

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Photo of dwagner003
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Plenty of licorice, cinnamon, and dried plums. The barrel aged aspect of it is its saving grace, otherwise I would not drink it. Prefer the Bourbon Barrels Aged version.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shredder83
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sourdog
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of funkyaudio
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Angel's Share - Brandy Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 70.8% out of 100 with 706 ratings
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