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RATINGS: 1034   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
redbarenej (10) - - NOV 7, 2013
Holy crap, what a beer! Great aroma, great appearance, great everything, one of the better beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (3580) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2013 375 ml Bottle (2008 version) at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a dark murky brown with a round off white head and a super rich consistency. The aroma is strong raisin, red berry fruit, malt and alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich raisin fruit malt alcohol weak liqourice oaky palate. A super rich consistency beer. The alcohol is well controlled for the ABV which makes it a great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Had at Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, had some nice bourbon and caramel notes, quite flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1382) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Served in a small snifter. Feel: excellent except for some high ABV harshness; near full body; very good, ir relatively high, carbonation. Taste: Sweet up front; Rich and complex; dark roasted malts dominate the bitter/sweet aftertaste. O: Outstanding. Improved with warming and more warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Ooh, 1000th rating (of the beer, not mine). Even better because it was free -- just too much for some girls at the bar who bailed for something lighter. The most obviously barrel aged beer I’ve had, which is saying something. Huge caramel, vanilla and oak over dark malty goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle at Cardinal tasting october. Dark brown color, tan head.Aroma of cherry, caramel malt, raisins and bourbon. Taste of nuts, prune, sweet malt and a aloholic touch. Weak barrel touch. Again a nice one from JP

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Complex aroma of dried fruits, dates, prunes, cigar box etc. Similarly complex taste that keep developing in the mouth. Port and fine sherry. Perhaps with a hint of alcohol crudeness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff sep-13, etter det offisielle programmet ("fra gribbebordet": en lekkerbisken for de som er begeistret for store mengder karamell og vanillje. Flytende godteri, og sånn sett en passende avslutning på kvelden. Må prøves i mer objektiv tilstand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
A very good beer but a bit thinner in the mouthfeel than I expected and maybe a little heavy on the bourbon. But overall very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a dark ruby colour with a medium, dense beige head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol soaked dark fruits and molasses. Flavours of raisons, dates, peppery spice and vanilla. Leaves with burnt sugar, brandy, hop resin and oak.

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