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RATINGS: 1054   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
umich03jm (1957) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
375 ml bottle thanks to my Secret Santa, jckp64. Pours burgundy with no head. Aroma is just ok, something seems off about it. Sour cherry, paper, candy and musty oak. Taste is awful. Overpowering sweet and sour fruit, medicine, and vomit. This has to be an infected bottle. No pop from the cork, no head, and it’s undrinkable. I’ll re-rate if I get a better bottle later.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a hazy brown with a small tan head. Smells of oak, vanilla, bourbon, candied malt. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter, strong vanilla oak, some burn present - toffee, brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Dark brown with no head. Strong bourbon and liquor aromas. No carbonation, sticky, loads of molasses and a strong alcoholic whisky presence is felt troughout the palate. Finishes very sweet, alcoholic with some dark fruits. Intense, sticky and barely drinkable. Must make exquisite sauce tough...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
Botella de 37.5 cl en el lúpulo, en el momento el 12-02-2014. Color negro con reflejos cobrizos oscuros y espuma beige poco persistente. Cuerpo intenso con gran sensación alcohólica. Sabores bastantes dulces con toques de maderas al final algo secos y ligeramente amargos. Alucinante barley wine de 12.5 vol. Muy buena sin duda alguna

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice dark color. Aroma of barrel, booze, and yummy. Taste is smooth, vanilla, barrel, whiskey. Not too much alcohol. This is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Pours a deep dark mahogany color with light tan head. Big boozy, barrel, caramel, dark fruity, with more boozy bourbon aroma. A lot of caramel, toffee, and bourbon in the flavor. Tastes pretty high boost.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Rated on 3-17-2010 (Corked and caged bottle) This beer pours a large very fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown body, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, chocolate, oak, sweet, dark fruits, vanilla, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel malt, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol, and has a semi-dry finish. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, WOW what a great tasting beer to drink and rate! This is a sipping beer at 12% ABV and not a beer to be taken lightly. It has a sensational flavor, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2008 -12.5% bottle. Tucked this away for a while, popped for the Sup... Big Game. Very flat, but sure, it is old and corked/caged. Sediment layer is crazy thick and fully bricked. That 12.5% is a kick in the pants and rides over the taste and aftertaste. Beautiful malt, great barrel aging, but still bit of harshness to the sip after ~5+ years. Hard to rate as, with the high ABV and lack of carb, tastes like a sweet, low alcohol bourbon - or an odd port. While the aging I gave it was overkill, it made it more interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (867) - , CYPRUS - JAN 29, 2014
Dark brown colour. Caramel, dark fruit, raisin, vanilla aroma and full bodied taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours dark brown with beige head. Big aroma kicks in the nose with malts and dried fruits, some caramel. Taste is also BIG, it is a bit sweet, but with a huge body. Fruity, bitter, sour, then alcohol kicks in but I like that it is not too overwhelming. One bottle on 2-3 persons is ok, for one it would be a struggle.

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