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RATINGS: 1095   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2210) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy brown. Tan head. Big, woody, dark, oaky malts. Sweet. Some dry. Rich, a bit boozy, and a bit chewy. Lovely this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4022) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines convention; hazy dark brown pour with a thin light tan head, quite a robust malts aroma with hint of roast, taste has chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits and a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1564) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
Fantastisk öl! Aromen av bounty med chokladen och cocos. Smaken balanserad av sötma beska chocklad och cocos. Fin fyllighet

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (4423) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
I presume this is the regular LA share, was on tap at the madmex so I presume they are not good enough for the real aged thing. Black and foamy, quite alarming volatile sweet aroma. Big whisky alky impacy. go figger. Over the top on the taste buds, wew. Warming all over. A mans beer fer sure eheheh. If you want to drink shots of this give it a 5.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1867) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque brown/black body with some off-white foam. Strong barrel flavors meeting a tremendously full mix of full-bodied dark roasted malts. Charcoal grill. Bitter chocolate malt. Espresso. Very dark red stone fruit and berries. Slick black liquorice. Have had this brew in very guises for many years. Rating this one as the "generic" version now found only on draft. Love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1630) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Butelka 375ml. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o ciemnobrązowym kolorze. Piana jest malutka i szybko znika. NOS : od razu wyczuwam nuty podobne do whisky czy bourbon. Do tego czekolada i bakalie. Czekolada i whisky są tak intensywne, że przypominają czekoladkę nadzianą alkoholem. Niesamowicie przyjemny i głęboki aromat. USTA : brak nasycenia. Piwo jest tłuste i mocno gęste. Smak jest bardzo intensywny i kolonizuje wszystkie kubki smakowe. Słodki o nutach czekolady, suszonych fig, śliwek i orzechów. Do tego alkohol rozgrzewa i szczypie. Nie da się zrobić dużego łyka. Trzeba go powoli siorpać bo nie da rady inaczej. Ogólnie dominuje whisky. ODCZUCIA : fantastyczne i wymagające. Mocny smak whisky świetnie łączy się z czekolada i suszonymi owocami. Smak jest super intensywny i sprawia niesamowita przyjemność. Polecam na koniec dnia, najlepiej przy kominku (którego chciałbym teraz mieć). Fantastyczny trunek. OCENA : smak : 9/10 pijalność : 2/10 styl : +2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (329) - CYPRUS - DEC 31, 2014
Dark brown to black body with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty, dark fruit, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Full body, thick texture, nice long finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at POUR. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, rum raisin, figs, dates, rich ripe macerated fruits, tobacco, and glycerin. Wonderfully rich aroma. Dark brown-black opaque with thin light tan lacing head. Medium-heavy body, short of chewy, with medium-high carbonation. Big, big beer - huge flavors that mimic the aromas - bourbon and rum raisin. Sweet but not cloying, a little woody and tannic but not big distractions. Huge bourbon finish and after, mildly bitter. Big warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3767) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Dark mahogany color, rum raisin, port, oak, brown sugar, molasses, chocolatey nose. The mouth is totally flat, sweet malty mouth, with lots of port, brown sugar and raisins with a touch of oak. Warming portion finish. Can’t believe how flat this is and Tomme Aurther actually said it (2008 version) was an English BW. Losses points just for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EithCubes (5179) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
12.7 oz, corked and caged, 12.5% abv, vintage 2014A. This is somewhat of an oddity in that I had an ’upgraded’ version on tap in Colorado some years ago, and am only now wrapping back around to the original. Nose is heavy brandy with a little port, oily even in the nose, tons of barrel character overwhelming just about everything else, but man is it good! [If there is a serious flaw here, it’s the way overstayed time in barrels, which could mask delicate nuance or even a bad recipe. I guess that is it’s calling card, though, it’s reason for being, and it’s a good one.] Caramel and vanilla, spirited booze. Pours tawny but ends up essentially black in the glass at full volume, briefest of heads. Taste sweet with caramel, toffee, strong and very punchy red fruit, firm fruit esters, wood/oak barrel character, brandy, vanilla, light toast and excellent rounding tannins sugary alcohol and gentle burning fusels. Full body oily, boozy, but not obese or undrinkable; it’s heavy but not the heaviest I’ve had this year ... seems to have earned the stature somehow. Very malty. There are some wonderful unfurling notes of tobacco leaf, and rum-raisin sugars before and after the flambé. Light-medium bitterness and a touch of yeast deep under the alcohol. Smooth and superb sipper, really exemplary traditional barleywine flavors married to strong, complex brandy/port overtones from the long barrel aging; it’s worth showing to someone to demonstrate just how varied beer can be, and it’s worth the high price point if you get to take the bottle home and enjoy it all by yourself.

Just so much here! Should’ve sent a poet.

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