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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Same base beer as The Angelís Share, but aged in Heaven Hill Wheat Whiskey barrels instead of the Brandy barrels for the standard release. Bottled beginning in 2008 in 375mL bottles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Brown color with a full head. Hard to get much out of the nose at all. Velvety mouth feel with a smooth texture. Not very complex overall, with out nuance or depth. It does have a nice hint of dried chocolate on the finish, but other than that, there isnít a lot of describable character. Good, solid ale. I have found these new versions of angels share beers to be just ok, both the latest batches are not as good as the original batch at GABF 2006. Thanks to Jake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeObese (18) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle bought at the Sinnerís release (375ml), taken out of converted chest freezer. Poured into Stone RIS tulip glass. Ar: Bourbon, Oak/Wood, caramel with slight vanilla. I canít keep my nose away from this beer. Slightly sour/barrel smell. Ap: Popped cork and the beer bubbled up ( I heared this was the case for many others). Thick tan head, second pour was more creamy than the first. Coffee colored. F: First thing I noticed was the strong burbon spirit flavor (much more than the brandy barrel version). Followed by the sour/barrel characteristics. Carmel and vanillia then come through and the beer finishes with a light roasty flavor that sticks around P: Medium body with a sticky feel that lasts. For all the bubble up front a very light carbonation overall? Great job! I like the Brandy Barrel version better, but still a great beer. This is my first review, perfect beer for the occasion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Poured a deep hazy brown with a thin beige head. The aroma was of aged fruity malt with a medium sweetness. Vanilla and bourbon stood strong but not over powering. Some sugary caramel mixes with the fruit and bourbon. The flavor was also semi-sweet and fruity with a good back bone of bourbon. Notes of vanilla, raisin, and wood. Medium to full bodied with a little warmth. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dalekliz (874) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On tap at the release. Deep dark brown with a light, brown head. Intense aroma of bourbon and sweet malt. The bourbon also comes through wonderfully in the taste, combining with rich, sweet malt and notes of molasses, dark fruits. Huge mouthfeel and lingering woodsy sweetness. Absolutely heavenly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Itís difficult to write an appropriate description of a transcendental experience. This divine concoction changed my perspective on what beer could be. It offers every bit of complexity of a great wine melded with the deep satisfaction of a superb beer. Most barleywines seem to be overly sweet or harshly alcoholic but the balance in this beer is tremendous. Do whatever you can to secure some of this incredible beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle, and a few pints at the release. Pours black with a tan head. Nice aroma of bourbon, malt, and a hint of smoke. The chocolate, bourbon, wood, and malt flavors are very smooth like a ripe plum that melts in your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Dark brown...significant head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, bourbon. Flavor includes a wonderful blend of molassas, toasty malts, brown sugar, wood, bourbon, slight coconut, raisins, chocolate...absolutely delicious! On tap at Port.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Iím a sinner. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak aroma. Initial taste of chocolate and bourbon, followed by molasses and vanilla, transitioning to a citrus and oak taste, and finishing with a brown sugar taste and alcohol warmth. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
As much as I hate the fact that the price of this beer was raised 100%, I will say, itís a fine beverage. This is not as good as the original first run of Angels share, but itís a tad bit better than the last release of the Brandy version. The bourbon is ever-present, but there is a really nice clean finish with this beer. Still, this one stands to improve over time. Iím sure the next batch will go for $30 a piece and come in 5 ounce bottles, but hell, I stood in line for these bottles, Iíd probably begrudgingly do it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Got a pint today at the release and also popped a bottle when I got home. Drink it at room temp! Pours very dark chocolatey brown, virtually black. Somewhat fizzy, light brown head, with decent retention, some lace. Smells of vanilla mostly with some bourbon and then oak notes in the background. When I first tasted the beer it was slightly chilled and the flavors were masked by the kind of bitter bourbon and alcohol flavors. As the brew warmed though, the vanilla and oak flavors really came forward to blend nicely with the bourbon. Very well balanced by the end of the glass. I would like to say itís full bodied, but its not. Medium body, a little overcarbonated, in my opinion.

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