MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] shared by timbeer. Pours a clear deep brown with a little, but ample, khaki head. Aroma is butterscotch, sulfur, alcohol, clove, chocolate, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is pretty boozy, quite dry, with some caramel and dark fruits and is pretty vinous overall. Overall, very spicy from the alcohol, but pretty good. The initial aromas are not too thrilling, however.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Big thanks to Hellmynameis for this special beer.)Dark brown with light brown highlights.Head is small and bubbly but its there.Aroma is Brandy,Bourbon,oak,vanilla,dark fruit,chocolate,caramel,and slight oxidation.The flavor is much of the same with some molasses added.A bit syrupy sweet but not in an obnoxious way.Lost Abbey did an awesome job on this blend.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12.7 ounce bottle, corked & caged: midnight color with an ivory ring surrounding a still body...thick, gooey prune aroma with sweet almonds, currants, and toffee. Beautiful velvety palate...Sour, red grapes coated with dark chocolate makes up a complex and exciting flavour profile. Finish is darker and even more complex: Truffles, black cherries, heavily toasted grain, light, fruity alcohol, and licorice. I love the idea of having a beer fresh that has already aged for several years. Thanks, Tomme for doing the hard work and storing this beer for us! Cheers!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bleeng
Pours a deep amber sap with a chunky body. Nose is sweet- pancake syrup sweet- with raisin oak notes. Flavor is maple caramel, slight bourbon, and sweet raisin in the finish. Thick and slick on the tongue. Deceptively complex.
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
courtesy of sean9689. Cheers for sending this nice extra.
What to say, this is by far the most outstanding Angelís Share beer I have had.
Pours a deep dark brown, thin tan/mocha head.
Aroma, big quiff of barrel and bourbon goodness engulfs the nose, lots of malts, strong dark fruits and caramel.
Flavors, boozy, caramel, barrel,chocolate malts, warming abv with a strong bourbon sweet palate, butterscotch thickness. This complex, highly drinkable from the way the bourbon comes out to the perfect combination of malts, caramel and chocolate and the mild dark fruits.
Not sure how to describe it, but this is as close to heaven as I will ever get, and a definite angelís bounty. This was one beer that you never want to finish, itís so delicious.
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grapes, coffee, brandy, boubon, oak, cocoa, toffee, vanilla, plum and pepper. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of grapes, brandy, bourbon, oak, toffee, carmel, pepper, plum and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish. And it was carbonated properly!
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Pours ruddy copper with a small fizzy head and lively wet lacing on the glass. Nose is big on the bourbon and wood, with complex dark fruits and sweet caramel malts. Flavor is just awesome. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, wood, sweet chocolate, a dry nuttiness present throughout. Full-bodied, extremely drinkable at 12%. Probably the best tasting of all the Angelís Shares. Loved it.
MeadMe (1551) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Pours dark brown boardering on black. Small tight tan head. No retention or lace.
S: Tons of sweet malt. Caramel brown sugar and every dark fruit known to man. I have smelled raisins that smell less like dark fruit than this beer. Notes of rich vanilla beans, light oak, and a touch of booze.
T: Raisins and fig really stand out. Tons of caramel and rich gooey toffee. Vanilla and chocolate are noted. Hints of oak and a touch of light booze. Reallly great beer. Malt bomb but boy does it have depth.
M: Rather full in body, light carbonation but it is there.
D: Sippability is very high!!!
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 375ml bottle in flute.
A - Pours dark mocha brown with a lighter tan head (yes, thereís a good amount of it too). Some lacing along the sides of the glass along with a thin layer of head on top acting as the cap.
S - Vanilla, cherries, chocolate, bourbon, burnt sugars. A lot of stuff going on here. Very complex. Unlike any other Angelís Share Iíve had before.
T - Much like the nose, very complex. Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, grapes, vanilla, molasses. The bourbon is there, no doubt about it, but hidden very well. It complements more then interferes. Very well done. Sweet bourbon/chocolate finish.
M - Medium to heavy, rich, smooth, lighter carbonation.
D - My favorite Angelís Share out of all the different versions Iíve had. This is is a winner. I think these bottles have several years of aging left on them. I canít wait to crack open another in 6 months or so. I can see my rating going even higher as this has a chance to blend and age further.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bleeng. Pours black with tan bubbles for head. Nose is of toffee and vanilla. Taste is of brown sugar, caramel, oak and vanilla. Very complex. Mouthfeel is thick, sweet and had some alcohol noticeable. Very good brew.