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RATINGS: 1114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6036) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. With thanks to SarkyNortherner. Aroma is nice vanilla oak, caramel, cherry, alcohol. Viscous mahogany brown caramel coloured pour. Flavour is composed of sweet oak vanilla, caramel ,warming alcohol, praline and tangy cherry. Palate is velvety full and lovely. Cracker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fcjack1 (249) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2015
On tap at the Red Hot. Pours dark brown. Creamy tan head. Scent is pretty boozy. Taste is pretty strong alcohol. Caramel, vanilla, molasses. Very smooth. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (983) - CROATIA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and booze; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and vanilla with hints of malt; finish is bitter and slightly dry with some alcohol warming; very nice barley wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Black with white head. Draft at Tiger Tiger in San Diego. A lip puckering bastard. Massive booze flavor. Smells like wine. Tastes like prune juice. I appreciate it but couldn't drink much of it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1404) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2015
On tap at Jon’s Philly BW Lost Abbey tap take over with Tomme Arther himself. Pours murky dark brown with a half finger tan head with nice legging. Aroma is brandy, dark fruits, vanilla, dates, butterscotch, caramel, sweet malts, molasses, woody notes, and amazingly almost no noticeable cohol. Taste is brandy, dark fruits, woody notes, vanilla, molasses, caramel sweet malts, butterscotch, and maybe just a little booze has it warms. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, chewy, slightly oily mouthfeel and mostly sweet, slightly warming, long, lingering finish. Overall, a amazing world class barley wine that is just as good as the bourbon barrel aged Angel’s Share.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tourette (224) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Weird beer. Smells amazing. Looks amazing. But its too sweet. The complexity it incredible, its just not enjoyable to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Dark mahogany brown, decent ringed wet sandy head. Rich, sweet, burnt wine and noteably boozy. Sultry initial taste; lean boozy, soft woody, blackcurrant soy and . Fades quickly from the richness, although it’s a decent dunt of a mouthfeel from a soft carbonation. Finishes lean, meaty sweet malt and a rainbow of barrell sweetness.

Bottle, 2009 Vintage fae CGArvieuk, Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Probably 2009. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of chocolate, nuts, sherry, brandy. Taste is dungy, light chocolate, red fruit, brandy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
A fantastic brandy like aroma. Flavor of complex malts balanced by mild brown sugar. Pour with medium carbonation and mild fruits lingers through malty complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Unique and unique, for a barley wine. Combo of barley wine and Belgian strong. Wine like flavor if elderberries. Hops of earthy English barley wine. Some oak and cigar box in there. Well balance with all the unique flavors.

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