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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
One of the best beers I have ever had. Pours brown and had a thin head. Aroma was brandy, bourbon, chocolate, cola, dark fruits. Flavor is deep. Dates, raisins, bourbon, brandy, cola, etc...as it warms it gets more intense. I got something new every sip. Warming on the back end. Thanks to Juice for this gem.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (5823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Aroma is lonely, Sherry. Raisin, fruit cake, layer, booze soaked fruits. Mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose tan head. Flavours is soon rich marzipan fruit cake, booze sherry, caramel. Hint of wood. Very boozy but very smooth with a warming alcohol in the finish. Palate is full and velvety sticky sugar. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2185) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle shared with a friend. Poured a Deep mohagony Brown colour flat as a pancake. Barrel notice upfront. with sweet caramel malts, barley, sticky toffee, white grapes, raisins, green apples, vanilla, bourbon, caramel fudge, mouthfeel is quite hot. Flat, but very oily. The lack of carbonation is not a real miss here. It’s very Well balanced. And maybe still a little bit hot. Lovely

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2207) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at tiger tiger in San diego..dark brown pour with kaki head... had this with brian nate slop sara in ca.. love it

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours brown with a thin head. Aroma is dark Frits and malt. Chocolate and caramel. Very sweet. Super nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
On tap at Stein’s for the 2 year anniversary. Aromas of chocolate and dark fruit. Pours a murkey Mississippi Mud brown with taupe head that lingers only as a collar. Complex flavors of deep dark fruit and bourbon. Moderate high floral hop aspects. Mouthfeel is spritzy - tingling the tongue. Overt molasses more pronounced as it warms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at Huna 2015. Pours dark brown with nearly no head at all. Nose is all booze with cocoa and fudge. Taste is mostly the same. Difficult to discern any particular barrel, but is definitely barrel forward. Base beer is smooth, malt forward, and really hides the alcohol well. Overall very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Taster pour at Sam Fest Barleywine Festival (2015). Hazy darkish brown in color with a slight tan head. Nose is malty with some slight booze. This is nice, but lighter and more nuanced than some of the other barleywines sampled at Sam Fest.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
HMOG 2015. Honestly had no idea that there was a grand cru version. Thanks to whomever held onto this. Barely carbed, but still nice flavors of bourbon, caramel, aged fruit, lingering boozy sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tcon25 (301) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft pour at toronado. Dark brown almost black pour. Strong barrel aged alcohol aroma, you can definitely taste it to, great mix of bold flavor, can taste the wood in the after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours slightly hazy dark mahogany with no head worth mentioning. Smell is malty and fruity with caramel, sweet dark bread, charred wood, grapes, kumquats and orange zest. Taste is sour and malty with caramel, dark bread, lemon juice, dark grapes, moist wood, red wine vinegar, leather, moist soil, kumquats and orange zest. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sour with dark bread, caramel, lemon juice, grapes, red wine vinegar, leather, moist soil, kumquats and lemon zest. Quite alright as a strong American sour but clearly infected and not a barley wine or what the brewer intended.


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