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RATINGS: 1142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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 ďThe Angelís Share.Ē We couldnít agree more. Our Angelís 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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 Iíve been looking forward to this one. Poured a deep brown/black with zero head or lacing. Cork sort of just fell out. Aroma of wood,vanilla and fine liquer. Taste is wood, vanilla, caramel, toffee with a smooth and lasting finish. Hides the alcohol very nicely. Smoother and less complex than I would have expected, but a very nice treat nonetheless. Thanks to naven for the chance to try this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pretty good. I canít believe they didnít already stick you in a bourbon barrel, because you sure taste like it. Very smooth, it all comes together very nice. Youíre also very pretty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 Opaque dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates quickly. Intense malt aroma, with hints of chocolate and brandy. Woodsy and sweet malty taste, the oak comes through nicely. Wonderfully drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1651) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
750 bottle thanks to the Patron Saints special sale. Thanks guys. Pours dark, almost black with a small, white head. Nose is sweet, raisins, prunes, spicy, with a faint alcohol presence. Taste starts sweet with raisiny/prunish flavors with the alcohol well hidden. Alcohol comes through the nose-barley wine with a twist. Body is full with moderate carbonation. Bourbon comes through but does not overwhelm. Very subtle, great beer. I canít believe this is over 11% ABV and that I drank the entire bottle by myself.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Thanks Ross for sharing this one. This was a fantastic beer. Pours out a black color with a small tan head. didnt quite expect it to be so dark. aroma was full of whisky and vinilla scents with touches of malt and sweetness. flavor was great. you get the whisky flavor first followed be the malt and sweetness. alcohol was well hidden. this is certainly one of the better beers i have drank.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Lumpfest 2008 - wow, i was very surprised to see this at my first tasting. very dark brown pour with some nice khaki lacings. lots of brandy and vanilla on the nose. quite smooth and delicious. i canít wait to try this one again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (2957) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Thanks to WeeheavySD for this one, number 700. Pours out almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, whiskey and some dark fruits. Taste is very complex, velvet-like mouthfeel. Dark fruit mainly fig and raisin combine with a solid whiskey/oak/vanilla flavor making a very balanced beer. Slight sweet malts lingering in the background with a slight caramel/alcohol finish. Very solid

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3486) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 Rerate. Really nice aroma; sweet caramel, fruit, brandy, wood, cocoa and vanilla. Picked up a bit more cocoa and roasted malt in the flavor this time. Still had a great variety of flavor components. Extremely drinkable, but nowhere near the 4.3 that I previously rated it. The flavor just was not as good. Bottle with a big thanks to golubjís brother and golubj himself. Fitting way to end my trip back out to California. Poured a dark cola brown with a small to medium light brown head; darker compared to most of the style. Aroma of dark fruit/figs, caramel chews, vanilla, oak and some light roasted elements. Full palate with a rather soft presence on the palate indicating a nice and minimal amount of carbonation. A plethora of flavors emerged with each sip. Definitely a beer to be sipped, but the alcohol was not too assertive for my liking. Flavors included roasted malt, caramel (especially initially), dark fruit, vanilla, alcohol, with some general sweetness. Overall this was fantastic, and only Behemoth keeps it from being my favorite barleywine. A bottle of this is coming to kleyland and KieferUGA in Georgia shortly.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Very dark brown, almost black. Light tan head with a ring around the glass, no lacing left behind. Smell of brandy, figs, prunes, vanilla; quite sweet. Brandy and some oak greet the tongue intitially, leading into vanillia, figs, and dark fruits. Thicker than medium body, with carbonation on the lower side. Solid beer, but not exactly what I thought it might be. Perhaps some age will develop it more.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Incredible. Pours a caramel brown, almost opaque with a thick creamy head and contiuous lacing. Nose is big brandy at first followed by caramel, chocolate, dark fruits and if taken in altogether without picking them out it smells like plain yogourt. Big brandy up front but not boozy whatsoever. Chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and dark fruits all take their turn on your pallate then a smooth as silk brandy finish. Insanely drinkable and I couldnt detect half the abv. A world class libation.


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