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Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Nearly four years ago, we hired some Angels to work their magic on all manners of oak barrels and beers in our barrel program. As Angels go, they’re alright. Sometimes they misplace barrels. Other times, they’re selfish and hide the best barrels. And at least one of these Angels is mischievous from time to time adding grapes to the barrels to see what might happen. Recently, we found some of these "Angels Barrels" which we’d lost over time. After tasting them, we decided to marry some of the barrels together creating a time in a bottle snapshot of some of our favorite Angel’s Share barrels. This Grand Cru bottling has been thoughtfully blended to bridge the first batches with our most recent releases. We hope that you, like us and our Angels, find it worthy of the designation Angels Share Grand Cru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at FOBAB 2015. Score and notes from notepad. This brew was extremely smooth. The easiest thing to drink all night. Poured darker brown with off white head. Aroms sweet vanilla light green grape. Min carb med bod. taste balanced sweet caramel malt candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
On tap at FoBAB. Slightly opaque dark brown/burgundy pour without any head. Aromas of sweet vanilla and caramel. Boozy sweet taste. Dark fruit. Remeniscent of BA Flying Mouflon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2033) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2015
On draft at FOBAB 2015. very oaky. Sweet. Caramel and raisins. Not very boozy. Happy to see this appear at fobab but a bit disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1372) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Tap at Route CBC, London. Brown/near black. Tiny ring of head. Aroma of cola, stone fruits and the barrel. Huge mouthfeel, big chewy texture. Chocolate and raisins in the taste. Barrel works well. Mainly sweet but some dryness. Pretty good but not really as good as I hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Tap. Pours brown with tiny cream head. Aroma is a vanilla dessert bomb. Dense, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, vanilla vanilla, oaky, dark fruits, sweet grapes, brown sugar, booze and light tannins. Taste is really big. Sweet dense grapes, light wine, but oaky vanilla booze and light bitter tannins cuts through the heavy sweetness. Same as nose. So full and sirupy body, this is a dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Keg at route CBC, London. hazy brown color with small beige head. Aroma is bourbon cocoa sweet and boozy with some red wine. Taste is big bold sweet boozy with more red wine bourbon vanilla red wine and tangy red fruits. Overall, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Draft at Monks Cafe. Spectacular! Opaque dark brown pour with just a slim tan ring. Broad rich barrel malt flavors. Complex range of dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Liquorice and vanilla beans. Dark chocolate cherry cordials. Raisin pie. Brandy and bourbon. Nice creamy element that hides the alcohol and smooths the finish to perfection. Hints of a wide variety of notes too numerous to mention. Milkier than the Deliverance. Way to easy drinking for all the huge flavors - not to mention the 12% ABV! One of my highest rated beers. Just spectacular!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4165) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Cask gravity dispense at GBBF 2015. Black with a small tan head. Aroma is strong and boozey with molasses, fruitcake, sherry, solvent and raisins. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy booze, chocolate syrup, molasses, fruitcake, some yeasty bovril, liquorice dirtiness, astringent boozey finish. It’s a huge beer and it’s going to divide opinion. For me, it’s just too sweet and harsh to be great. Still, it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (2397) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: strong alcohol, heavy sweet dark berries, malty, caramel, toffee. Appearance: black, spare, frothy, light brown head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: intense sweetness, prunes, dark fruits, sweet wood. Overall: excellent Barley Wine, nice aroma and intense palate. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (6483) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Aroma is lonely, Sherry. Raisin, fruit cake, layer, booze soaked fruits. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose tan head. Flavours is soon rich marzipan fruit cake, booze sherry, caramel. Hint of wood. Very boozy but very smooth with a warming alcohol in the finish. Palate is full and velvety sticky sugar. Lovely.

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