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RATINGS: 1145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Currently draft only. Recent bottlings have an orange front label.

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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1103) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Brown liquid with tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel. Tastes same, nuts, heavy sweet, light bitter, light sour. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonisation, long finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (1400) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost no head. Aroma: chocolate, toffee, burnt caramel, sweet dark bread, dark berries. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, some spicyness, Full body. sweet finish.Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ADfan (826) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
On tap it is dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma has booze, roasted malts and roasted fruits. Taste is big & boozy. There is some bourbon up front but smooth. Then there is some figs, plums and hint of vanilla. Great balance for such a young beer. Long finish, great beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12.7oz bottle, poured into a chalice. The aroma is a blend of leather, raisin, molasses, vanilla, light bourbon / rum, and oak. It pours a thick and muddy looking mahogany with a mild tan, soap head that leaves a light and wispy retention with mild lace. The taste is highly sweet with a complimentary medium bitterness. The texture is chewy with a soft, light fuzz, and a full body with notes of raisin and cherry, oak, molasses, and vanilla. The smooth finish is warm and boozy with vanilla rum and herbal notes, as well as oak and dark chocolate. It’s aftertaste is woody and herbal with a light cherry touch, and is mostly clean.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is a strong and glorious Old Fashioned...bitter peels, cherry, bourbon...even some Scotch whiskey with herbal liqueur. Taste is a rum soaked raisins, dark fruits...can’t get away from the Old Fashioned vibes. This is a thick boy, a boozy concoction, one for the ages and a very wonderful sipper. Wish there were more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Cherry cordial is what strikes me in the aroma. It reminds of Christmas and the chocolates my parents would get from my aunts and uncles. It's has a boozy bite but sweet inviting flavor. Rich brown color.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
Black Pour. Sweet vanilla nose, lots of bourbon. Same goes for flavor. Really smooth, creamy thick darkness wkth lots of vanillins!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Deep amber pour with a small off-white head. Surprisingly fruity nose. Cherry and strawberry skin. A bit of fudge. Fruit and caramel dessert. Flavor skews sweet. Nutella spread and caramel. Light fruitiness. A bit hot. Full and rich. A nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (724) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
Opaque, no lace. Full body, silky, aggressively alcoholic and hot mouthfeel, flavorful, avg length. Sweet, mildly bitter. Vanilla, alcohol taste. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1774) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle@babettes føs with Bolton brewery. Dark brown haze. No head. Intense vanilla bourbon dark fruits like raisins dried prunes. Sweet heavy body close to syrup. Sharp Alcoholic finish. This is heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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