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RATINGS: 1111   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Slightly bitter, malt, rich caramel, aged character... too much tannine aftertaste for me. Something isn’t rightly combined, maybe the malt and oak/brandy? Nice booze and full flavours. Should retry on draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12926) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, big thanks to Sarky for dropping this off even though he couldn’t stay, 24/01/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with little in the way of a covering. Nose is rich caramel, toffee, dark fruits, spice, malts, raisens, sultanas. Taste comprises rum and raisen, toffee, spice, dark fruit rinds, dates. Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Solid BW.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
redtechnj (266) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Appearance- Deep dark brown with little to no head or lacing. Aroma- sweet dark fruits, alcohol, malts, port wine, bourbon. Flavor- heavy sweet with vanilla, oak, bourbon, raisins, plums, caramely, nice and thick, almost like a good balsamic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1139) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle shared @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, young barrel and bourbon vanilla notes. Taste: nice oily sensation very smooth and great! Malt domination with vanilla balance. Very amazing and with barrel finish. Very well balanced. Aftertaste: malt roasted and chocolate with vanilla and barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2963) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Barley wine bottle share on 1/31. Very smooth, tasty stuff. Pours out a nice mahogany, , lots of sweetness, brown sugar, molasses. Silky, syrupy mouth feel, tons of warmth. deserving of the (mostly) high praise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Cheers Sarky. Dark brown, small tan head. Aroma is boozy, sweet vanilla, background pine or mint. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet toffee, some meaty flavours going on, tangy alcohol reminding me of spirits like Aftershock, a little salty Decent sipping beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2707) - 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 (4708) - 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 (1740) - 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 (4629) - 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.

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