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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Nearly four years ago, we hired some Angels to work their magic on all manners of oak barrels and beers in our barrel program. As Angels go, they’re alright. Sometimes they misplace barrels. Other times, they’re selfish and hide the best barrels. And at least one of these Angels is mischievous from time to time adding grapes to the barrels to see what might happen. Recently, we found some of these "Angels Barrels" which we’d lost over time. After tasting them, we decided to marry some of the barrels together creating a time in a bottle snapshot of some of our favorite Angel’s Share barrels. This Grand Cru bottling has been thoughtfully blended to bridge the first batches with our most recent releases. We hope that you, like us and our Angels, find it worthy of the designation Angels Share Grand Cru.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (181) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Tasting from brouwers. No head at all. Smells of licorice, molasses and a big nose of bourbon. Great lingering tastes heavy on alcohol and licorice. Fantastico! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rated on 7-24-2010 at Ratebeer Summer Gathering Grand Tasting in Grand Rapids, MI. This bottled beer has a tan head with a short retention, opaque brown body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, fruity and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel malt and boozy. The palate has a warming sensation and this beer is full bodied. This is a very tasty beer which I am glad to have had the opportunity to rate. It is a sipping beer, would be a very nice winter beer, worth trying and a beer I would certainly drink again. I would not pass up trying this beer if it comes your way!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2349) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Deep hazelnut brown in color... Aroma is strongly bourbon whiskey... Flavor is big caramel, dark fruits up front, gives way to tobacco, bourbon whiskey, but mellows on the finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s deep brown. Completely flat, as expected. Tart pennies. Acetic funk. Looks like this has picked up a bug. Notes of rich chocolate, wood. The taste is soured raisins. Brown bread. Brownie and vanilla toffee. Full body, rich, oily. Somehow this soured porter works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with a decent mocha head. Raisin, caramel, toffee, vanilla and oak. Complex and deep. Medium body. Acidic finish. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
38cl, as Angel’s Share Grand Cru, recently retired exclusive American blended brew, with grapes, thx to John for bringing this over!, very complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly fruity/vinous, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7057) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown with a small beige head. The aroma is intense. Full of ripe fruit, dates, raisins, light acid, some brown sugar, wood and oak. The flavor is acidic and woozy with heavy notes of dates, prunes and dark ripe berries. Light cherry and leather. Wow this is great. Sweet and acidic bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12926) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle split at the BIG tasting, 03/01/14, big thanks to Paulo for this retired big fish ! Murky mahogony brown with a dirty beige head that splits to the edge. Nose is sweet, vanilla fudge, dark toffee, woody twang, dark fruits, light oxidisation. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, dates, brown sugar, cake mix, light cocoa, subtle booze. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, drying closure. Decent barley wine, not too sweet or hot, a little past it’s best age wise I felt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (9429) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared at the mega tasting, 2014. It pours deep brown with a minimal head. The nose is wood, meaty, earth, vanilla, coconut, tangy dark fruits, dried berry and chocolate. The taste is tart white grape, wood, vanilla, some acidity, gooseberry, leather, berry, some alcohol warmth and toasted brown sugar with a smooth finish. Medium-full body, low carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. I assume the tangy/tart element has increased with age, but it doesn’t detract from the beer. Interesting, good depth and balance. Rather nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle to break up the sours. Big thanks to Paul. Pours very dark brown with a small lacey tan head. Nose is big sultana, stewed dates/raisins, vanilla essence and choc milk. Odd but works together nicely. Taste is huge vanilla bean and raisins, light spice, oats, stewed sultanas. A very sticky and slick mouth feel with pretty much no carbonation. ABV is hidden very well. Some light ash running behind the juicy raisin sweetness and a little bit woody to finish. Very good

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