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RATINGS: 1067   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of drewbeerme ] Dark brown / black color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, rasin, plum, port, tawny, soy sauce, licorice, burnt sugar, bourbon, oak, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very very nice ;o)) Hopefully I will be lucky enough some day to have another bottle of this fine beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31882) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
From tap Nørrebro Bryghus. Pours dark Brown, unclear and with a fully gone, initially tan head. Dense roasted malt, dark chocolate and brandy barreled notes. Subdued sweet raisin note. Sweet and raisin flavoured. Dense malty and roasted caramel malt. Sweet and warming finish. Smooth and lovely. Lasting warming and fruity impression.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a slight haze under a collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of whiskey, chocolate, and vanilla - nice. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and wood, as well as light notes of the alcohol. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a dark, opaque brown with a beige head. Sweet and very complex bourbon aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweet caramel notes - distinctly sweet notes - lots of vanilla and sweet caramel. Lovely. 291206

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle. Black coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of vanilla, rye bread and dried fruits with notes of sherry and alcohol. Sweet and light roasted flavour of vanilla, dried fruits, sherry, oak and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled. Deep ambery colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some nice wooden and raisiny notes as well as vanilla and fruits. Some slight alcoholic sweetness too. Flavour is very much the same, and in a a perfect balance. As it got a bit warmer also licorice and some slight alcoholic burning notes came through.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Rating #10000 at OMH. Dark brown, creamy beige head. Lovely aroma of mature caramel, blackberries and vanilla. Fruity and vastly malty. Full bodied, yet so soft and gentle. Notes of coffee and almost balsamic oak character. Very complex and extremely well balanced. Finishes with surprisingly low bitterness. Perfection in near every aspect. The best barley wine ever! What a superb beer to chose for an important milestone!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Courtesy of Tomme Arthur. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Malty yeasty aroma with lots of dark fruit, also some vinous hints. Malty warming fruity flavor with lots of dark fruit, also some hints of chocolate, vanilla and oak. Sweet malty finish with a long warming aftertaste of dark fruit. This is a great beer, thanks alot Tomme.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
27th June 2008. Sumptuous almost creamy dark ale. Lots of lovely brandy fumes and flavours. Woody and vanilla tones. Rich, different and incredibly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken, vintage 2008, 1 year old
It pours a dark brown color, viscous and totally flat. The aroma is an interesting blend of caramel, vanilla, woody sourness, some alcohol. Good body strength, but the mouthfeel is quite spoiled by a strong alcohol presence (maybe the brandy barrel is not a good choice); caramel flavor, sweet, vinous, woody, with a touch of vanilla. In the final, the alcohol trace, although not strong, is disturbing.
Something is appreciated (the vinous character in a Barley Wine), something is less appreciated (the alcohol).
Confused.


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