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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
connor0415 (65) - - MAR 5, 2015
Poured a muddy dark brown with little bit of head and lots of lacing. Lots of vanilla and caramel, lots of brandy barrel but well balanced. Overall it was an awesome beer, the barrel aging was done perfectly and the 14% abv was well hidden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
At almost 15% we don’t expect any lacing or head retention, and we get none. Smells like brandy, butterscotch and raisins. Tastes identical to that with a buttery, rich finish. A nice winter beer but not one that you have several of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobaink2 (224) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Brandy brarrel version. Love the raisens and oak that really steer This beer. Lots of burnt cInnamon as well. Comparing this to the burbon barrel. The burbon may be my favorite of the two. The burbon may be a bit more smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbouchy (13) - Thionville, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
Nez puissant sur le caramel, la vanille et le bois. Beaux arômes de bourbon. Bouche ample et onctueuse, explosion de vanille, sur fond de bois et d’épices. Viennent ensuite de subtiles arômes de caramel, réglisse, noisette, chocolat... Finale longue et puissante douce et amère sur le chocolat et la vanille.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2520) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black ok head. Dark fruits wood molasses in aroma and taste some alcohol good dark malts. Nice chewy body. V good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (232) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Taster at The Beer Store, SF. Pours chestnut with a foamy tan head. Nose is molasses, vanilla, caramel, dark dried fruit, and brandy. Flavour is dark roasted malts, charred oak, brandy, raisin, fig, leafy decay, and huge vanilla and caramel. Outstanding American strong ale. Or is this a barleywine? Either way fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (756) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle Share at The Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15 Poured a Deep dark Brown almost black with tiny tan head covering. Aroma of spice, raisens, dark fruits, hints of rum, barley, forest fruit and malt. A very proud punchy Barley Wine.

   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 (14283) - 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 (278) - 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.

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