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RATINGS: 1111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Currently draft only. Recent bottlings have an orange front label.

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. Our Angel’s Share is a barrel aged burgundy colored ale infused with copious amounts of dark caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied brandy barrels. Each batch spends no less than 6 months aging in the oak. The beer is available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at inspired locations.

2010 ABV: 11.5% 375ml Bottling stamp on neck says 2010 but was released in Jan 2011. It is called the 2011 Angels Share Brandy.
2009 ABV: 11.5%, 375 mL
2008 ABV: 12.5%, gold lettering, 750ml and 375ml, with 2008 on label
2007 ABV: 11.5%, gold lettering, 750ml only
2006 ABV: 10.5%, black lettering, 750ml only

MitchWayne's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, - APR 5, 2009
2007 version. Aroma is first bewildering to me, it is very lightly sour with notes of wood, whiskey and vanilla. And there would be many other ways to describe it, let’s just say that it is beautiful. The taste is sweet and the oak agedness is present in a perfect way, playing in the background, not too rough but balsy enough to make you take note. Lovely full body and soft carbonation brings it on home to me. This beer is like Sam Cooke’s voice, as perfect as it can get.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose (1730) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle shared from 2009 375ml. Omfg nuff said. Pours almost black with oily slickness no head at all. The aroma is amazing dark fruits, oak, caramel, toffee, alcohol, earth goodness very complex. The flavor is ten times more powerful amazing goodness out of s bottle everything that you can smell is in the flavor personified. Overall one of the highest ratings I have given.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (568) - FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
Pours deep black with no head. Nose is dark fruits and carsmel. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, with whisky notes. Creamy texture, low carbonation. Long alcoholic and sweet-roasty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swingracex (10) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2015
A great barleywine...and barleywines seem to meld to me...2009 release...too 10 easy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2015 Bottle at Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Very thin, off-white head only retaining around the edges, deep reddish bronze colour, very dark but still transparent. Very complex, beguiling barley wine bouquet, of the kind I could sniff for hours; tawny port, banana liqueur, black olives, tons of vanilla tannins, milk chocolate, raisins soaked in brown rhum, coconut, marzipan, liquorice touch, candied orange, walnuts, cinnamon, mocha ice cream, red wine, candied dates. Intense candied sweetness in the onset but perfectly in place, bit syrupy, amaretto, sugary but in a refined, exotic kind of way, basic sourish accent, very soft, velvety, creamy mouthfeel, caramelly and lightly nutty undertone becoming deliciously chocolatey in the end, viscous and vinous as any big barley wine should be, peppery alcohol accent in the finish but only adding warmth and depth, orange liqueur, Pineau de Charentes, wonderfully bittersweet with oaky drought, long and very complex. Very expensive, but fantastic, especially if you like deep barley wines the way I do. Epic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Rating #950. On tap at Toronado. Dark brown color with small tan ring. Aroma is burnt sugar, a strong brandy barrel in there. Taste is sweet, lots of vanilla, more brandy booze, malts, quite intense. Is this the first half of Deliverance? Probably. Not bad, but just heavy and strong. The brandy barrel might be too strong in here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (286) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2009 vintage. Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is lots of alcohol, oak, vanilla, leather. tobacco, caramel and molasses. Flavour is medium sweet, light bitter and boozy. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. The booziness mellows as it warms up. Finish is caramel, vanilla, oak and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
Cloudy dark brown with tiny tan head. Aroma of vanilla and dark fruits. Some leathery hops. Medium alcohol and some dark rum character. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. With thanks to SarkyNortherner. Aroma is nice vanilla oak, caramel, cherry, alcohol. Viscous mahogany brown caramel coloured pour. Flavour is composed of sweet oak vanilla, caramel ,warming alcohol, praline and tangy cherry. Palate is velvety full and lovely. Cracker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fcjack1 (247) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2015
On tap at the Red Hot. Pours dark brown. Creamy tan head. Scent is pretty boozy. Taste is pretty strong alcohol. Caramel, vanilla, molasses. Very smooth. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and booze; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and vanilla with hints of malt; finish is bitter and slightly dry with some alcohol warming; very nice barley wine

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