BeerandBlues2 (11830) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ratman. Pours cloudy, hazy dark brown with little to no head. Aroma is heavy caramel malt, alcohol, light hops, dark fruit (dates, plums), vanilla, and oak. Flavor is caramel malt, vanilla, oak, alcohol, medium hops, and dark fruit (prune, date). Full bodied, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a 375 mL bottle from the brewery. This delight pours a deep dark raisin brown with a medium brown head. Aromas full of barrels, bourbon, port, brandy, wine you name it. Smells like you walked into a winery or distillery. The flavors continue with the deliciousness. Fine port, chocolate, oak barrels, bourbon, raisin, booze, dried dark fruit.. Mouth is well carbonated and a touch warm. A phenomenal beer that could maybe use a little more time in the bottle but already great!
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 (1799) - 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 (8957) - 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 Angel’s 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 angel’s bounty. This was one beer that you never want to finish, it’s so delicious.
Ratman197 (12814) - 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 Angel’s Shares. Loved it.
MeadMe (1594) - 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!!!