So last week I tried an interesting beer, something I had never had before – Lost Abbey’s “The Angel’s Share”. Now this beer claims to be a beer inspired for sinners, so of course I just had to try it. I bought the 14 dollar bottle of alcohol and merrily walked out to my car to go home and enjoy the decadence of this beer from my wonderful couch. I do my normal Beersurfing routine where I pour myself a glass, smell it, take pictures, and thoroughly tease myself for the great moment of the first taste. By now you must be wondering why there are no pictures here and why I am not describing to you how The Angel’s Share tasted – that is because I don’t want you to drink it. Or even try it. I don’t want you to think at any point in time that this beer is worth trying – at 14 dollars a bottle I expected something fantastic, something life changing. It didn’t happen, so I urge you not to buy this ever. Ever. Ever! Save your money and buy some other coffee/fruit stout found at just about anywhere that doesn’t rape the taste and flavor for something else. My personal recommendation this week would be the Coconut Joe from Papago Brewery – it does with this tries to do and doesn’t completely fail at it.
For those of you who still want to know what the Angel’s Share tasted like, I will give you the review. When I poured it, it smelled fantastic, like fruitcake, with hints of alcohol, butter, nuts, cinnamon, and caramel. This smelled like pure bliss, so I took said beer and brought it to my lips for the first great taste…. and sadly, it tasted like cough syrup mixed with Wellshire original hard candies and just takes the worst aspects of both. It has the super sweetness of caramel with the astringent aftertaste of cough syrup. I tried to power my way through this glass on my own, and then tried to pawn it off on any person in the room willing to give it a go. After one sip, everyone who sampled it said they’d rather have Bud Light, then proved it by having one. So let my experience serve as an example to others – spend your $14 on something else.