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Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share Grand Cru

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle 375ml. @ yesprs Pre tasting before the Copenhagen beerfestival.
[ Blindtasting Bottle #18. ]


Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood, vanilla, prunes, plum. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100506]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
37.5 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy and bubbly white head. Aroma is wooden and dark malty. Sweet, wooden, dark caramelish and chocolate flavoured. Smooth fruity, port, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Smooth caramelish and roasted malt finish, mixed with a bit of vanilla wooden notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Tasted blind. Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted and sweet malt, alcohol, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, alcohol, bourbon, and wood, as well as lighter notes of chocolate and over ripe fruits. The alcohol burn on the palate. Huge thanks yespr for getting and sharing this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Blindtasting. Pours an opaque black with a small, rough beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and licorice allsorts with some alcohol. Quite full-bodied, sweet roasted malts and chocolate, plenty of Bourbon and vanilla and again licorice allsorts. Warming alcohol in the finish. 060510

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottled@Blindtasting at yespr. Black colour, beigeish brown head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, some caramel and mild fruits. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some fruits and mild honeyish and wooden notes as well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
Bottle in a train in Belgium, thanks Mads. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of bourboon, vanilla, oak dark chocolate and dried fruits. Sweet and light roasted flavour of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol and dried fruits. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13532) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
Blind tasting at Yespr
Black color; sparse bubbles. Phenolic dark caramel aroma, chocolate. Strong body, but also too much alcoholic, burning; strong chocolate flavor with dark caramel, light residual sweetness, light roasted malt and light phenol. Correct bitterness. Good flavor, but too boozy, difficult to take.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
26th June 2010
Opaque black beer. Bubbly biscuit coloured head. Oaky vanilla chocolate malt nose. Soft smooth palate., a little dry. Very moderate carbonation. Oaky dark chocolate, rich. Subtle vanilla and spicy Port Wine. Equally subtle blackcurrant, red berry fruits and brandy. Minerals and a little coffee. The only thing I can’t taste is the grapes! Warming finish. Very good stuff!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13210) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
deep brown black ... thin lacing ... sweet woody chocolate ... hint of sour nose ... tart sour woodiness ... again hint of chocolate ... raisins ... some balsamic vinegar ... oddd ... not really me...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiP (13055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Very nice vanilla aroma. Very dark brown colour. Small frothy light brown head. Very flavourful, lots of vanilla, a good deal of alcohol. Good sweetness, some spicy notes, probably from the sugars. Very good. 848420


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