fonefan (43873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015
Bottle 375ml. @ Amerikaner blindsmagning @ Papsoe, Bottle #15.]
[ As Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon Barrel ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lancing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, oak, whisky - bourbon, alcoholc, moderate heavy raisin - plum. vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very very nice ;O)) 
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.
[ As Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon Barrel ].
Light unclear dark brown color with a small, open and fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, raisin, prunes, date, alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark malt, dried fruity. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. As asumed very very nice ;o) 
Rune (11055) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, rusty appearance. Smell of sweet bourbon. Variations of berries in flavour, including hints of blackcurrant, strawberries, a good dash of cherry and with a finish of bitter redcurrant. Some sweet malts beneath. Brandy-like alcohol to the finish. Stunning drink, maybe a bit over the top. Chosen as the best American cask-beer at The Great British Beer Festival 2008. Very good, indeed, but I had a few better ones during the festival in Earls Court (05.08.2008).
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I figured the first rating after my son was born should be a good one and cracking a "sinners" might not be the best choice, so this bad boy gets the call (due to his birth, I get the bonus of having my mom bring out my beer from Chicago!). This one has a deep brown color with a surprisingly large head (nearly a major gusher!) Aroma is a high quality "down in the barrel" mixture of oak, vanilla, caramel candy, bourbon and sugar. Flavor is woody and bourbon dominant with hefty doses of vanilla, brown sugar, and vinous fruits. Feel is nice with a slight sting and woody thickness. Overall a very good beer, but not quite the standard version. It seems obvious that the base beer is absolutely made for brandy barrels, though bourbon barrels take to it quite nicely. Another awesome PP/LA beer!
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
We tried both Angels Share blind during a tasting and just guessing which is which was already a challenge. Surprisingly, the Bourbon one came out as my favourite of the two. Basically, it felt less alcoholic to me and also seemed tighter in its aromas, with more of the pleasant vanilla overtones. Both remain quite similar, very complex and integrated barley wines with endless dessert malt and fruit layers all the while not being fatiguing with its high sweetness. The body also felt a bit tighter, not necessarily rounder, but less oily in the bourbon one.
ross (2144) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sean. Thanks. When he called and said he could get me some Angels Share bourbon edition, I said hell yeah. Why not? Eh, I think I would have rather have a bottle of something else in hind sight. I really like the brandy barrel edition as I find it to be perfectly blended, with the barrel not being too obvious. The appearance and all of the subtle flavors of the other edition are all here - with the exception of this one being really hot from the bourbon barrel. Over powering bourbon flavor, strong bourbon aroma, bleh. This beer is way over rated. The other one is deserving, this one isn’t near in the same league. Woulda rather had an old viscosity than this. Very glad I did not get in the club and pay 30 bucks for this.
Beerman6686 (6267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown with actually a pretty big tan head. Aroma was really complex, probably containing dark fruits, caramel, some vanilla and bourbon/alcohol. Flavor was just as complex as the aroma, the bourbon really sticks out, but doesn’t dominate the rest of the complexities. There’s so much going on here, its hard to even tell this is beer. Very well done.
MartinT (9292) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 My Bottom Line:
This ever-so-succulent malt paradise of a Barley Wine graces the tongue with eloquent caramel, anisey bourbon, vanilla and port-like grapey wealth, hypnotizing and beguiling each tastebud at every single sip.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A bubbly head of foam laces around the burgundy-smeared dark brown.
-Alcohol is quite present in the flavor profile, which might be this beer’s only drawback, imho.
-Carbonation in these bottles was slightly stronger than in the 2006 Angel’s Share regular release.
-Some roastiness is tasted in the back, alongside alcohol trails and wooden dryness.
-The barrel character in this was as flawlessly integrated as the brandy barrel is in the regular version.
-Some smokiness is hallucinated in the aroma.
-I would love to compare this brew to Hakusekikan’s Super Vintage Ale. I have a feeling these are cousins...
Bottles, and on tap at Toronado SF.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Near black pour, nice persistent 1 cm thick dark khaki head. Nice looking beer. Aroma is a sweet mix of oak, caramel, vanilla, light oak, treacle, some alcohol. Lightly sweet taste with caramel, vanilla, nice tannic finish. Alcohol is extremely well masked. Aroma gets even better as it warms up.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 Sampled at Brewery during RBSG. Pours a deep mahogany with a solid brown head. Nice big bourbon and sweet vanilla nose. Full bodied but with a slick, velvety texture. Intial flavor of molasses and raisens, but transitions on to a nice, but not overtone bourbon flavors. Oaky wood finish, with some vinous notes as well. Alcohol is there, but blends well.
CELLAR CHECK 4-4-09: To celebrate 9 days of sobriety due to antibiotics, I decided to see how this one was doing. A little more carbonated than the sample I had at the brewery. The hops have faded some, bringing more malt and bourbon notes to the forefront. Bourbon notes are very strong. Finishes dry and woody.
2009 Bottle- This version has much less carbonation, ALMOST to the point of being flat. This seems to taste a lot stronger than previous versions. More bourbon and port like characteristics.
Dedollewaitor (15492) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 1909th rating. The number & name of my all time favorite soccer club/team. 12,7 ounce bottle. Thanks Chris! Opened with a loud pop. Pours dark brown with a small creamy brown head & lacings. Nose is amazing. So much complexity its nearly overwhelming. Dark fruits, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, wood and so on. Warm, sweet, vinous, smooth,sticky, velvetly soft. Every drop is priceless! This is why I spend so much time on beer.