I managed to land a 375 ml bottle of Angel’s Share Ale from The Lost Abbey a few months back. I stared at the bottle for sometime before finally deciding to saddle up to this gem. Sampled from a brandy snifter, it poured deep mahogany with sweet molasses and prune notes coming off the top. Vanilla bean and chewy toffee support the mouthfeel. At 12.5 percent the alcohol makes itself known and gives this barrel-aged ale a bourbon bite yet the strength doesn’t overpower the beer. Like most barley wines, this is a big, complex brew with tons 0′ flavor and a deadly kick that will sneak up on you. I enjoyed every sip but am now remorseful I don’t have another bottle.