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RATINGS: 1063   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Down in Kentucky and across the pond in Scotland, distillers who age their whiskeys for many years refer to the evaporation of the spirits from their barrels as “The Angel’s Share.” We couldn’t agree more. Our Angel’s Share is a barrel aged burgundy colored ale infused with copious amounts of dark caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied brandy barrels. Each batch spends no less than 6 months aging in the oak. The beer is available in 750 ml bottles and on draft at inspired locations.

2010 ABV: 11.5% 375ml Bottling stamp on neck says 2010 but was released in Jan 2011. It is called the 2011 Angels Share Brandy.
2009 ABV: 11.5%, 375 mL
2008 ABV: 12.5%, gold lettering, 750ml and 375ml, with 2008 on label
2007 ABV: 11.5%, gold lettering, 750ml only
2006 ABV: 10.5%, black lettering, 750ml only


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1932) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
On tap at The Hopping Pig in San Diego. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is oaky bourbon toffee malt. Really nice. Flavor is sweet bitter with lots of oak and caramel. Some vanilla. Really smooth and nice. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (212) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle (12.7oz $18): Murky brown with little head. Sweet fig smell. Taste... Sweet. followed by some warming. Not worth the cost IMO.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (671) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Dark brown pour with a bit of head that disappears, looks like a fine liquor after the fact. Aroma is loads bourbon, vanilla, raisins, caramel, and oak. Taste is toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, rum soaked raisins, followed by some light bitterness, oak, with a boozy spirit forward finish, mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is light but certainly not flat as some have suggested. Really nice barley wine, surprisingly boozy given I sat on this for two years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2948) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is more mild than the grand cru, cherries, sweet

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (661) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2014
375ml bottle. Burgundy colour, thin off white head. Lovely vanilla, oak chip and deep caramel nose, some vinous fruit action in there. Big boozy dark fruit and vanilla taste, lovely whiskey notes coming through, lovely and oaky, some spice, little bit of heat. More vanilla and deep caramel, filling it out nicely. Lovely figs, caramel and oak to finish. Lacking carb perhaps. Body is pretty good though. Well rounded, right amount of booziness, really very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (587) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle pour split, enjoyed side by side with the bourbon aged vintage version. Thanks T for making this happen! Pours a reddish black with a fading tan head. Strong rich chocolate and sweet dark fruit. Sweet like a cookie flavor. Smooth flavor with a dark, more tart finish. Medium carb. A little boozy but overall drinks smooth. What a good beer this is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2009 vintage. Very well done barley wine. Pours dark maroon with good head and lacing. Light sourness, lots of mash malt here. Some citrus, some booze. Brandy is light and well-integrated. Light bitter-sour finish. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary - thanks to Jackl for a taste of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
For it's ABV, not super boozy. Chocolates, tart cherry. Really nice back of the tongue flavor stay ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
osiderworld (12) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
At surf side tap room oceanside. Malty aroma, wee cherry flavor and smell. Pretty thick, nice head. Booze finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (142) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Complex. Pours liquid brown lava. Flavor explosion with each sip as well as a designer flavor twist. Woody and chocolately with a slight hint of a Belgian quad. This is wonderfully decadent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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