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RATINGS: 1054   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


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 I bought this bottle today at Port Brewing in San Marcos. It pours very dark brown with red highlights and a skinny light brown head. The aroma has a mixture of vanilla, oak, dried fruit and a few other things I can’t make out. The flavor is slightly sweet, with some sticky sweetness on the tongue. I taste notes of chocolate, brown sugar and raisins. It finishes warming and smooth. This is an elegant, tasty, world class brew.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirk36 (133) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Complex. Pours liquid brown lava. Flavor explosion with each sip as well as a designer flavor twist. Woody and chocolately with a slight hint of a Belgian quad. This is wonderfully decadent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1940) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2014
12.7fl oz bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 09-02-2014.
In short: smooth robust sweet ale.
Pours very dark with little tan head. Some head retention and lacing. Wood, liquor, caramel aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is smooth, wood, liquor, caramel, vanilla flavours. Creamy mouthfeel. Balanced and very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harrjitzuu (13) - - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle @ cafe sara, Oslo. Sugar roasted figs meets sourdough bread. Deep oak flavor. The alcohol comes through. Has an untypical bitter finish which is nice. Nice beer, just don’t buy it in Norway ;)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (368) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from no idea when. Pours dark brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, caramel malts, butter, fat sugary sweetness. Not too much though. Taste is not as sweet, but still lots of caramel, licorice, filled chocolates, port wine, some candy. Full body, medium carb. Lovely. Just my style of barley wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Murky brown without foam, this has a boozy aroma with fruit, caramel, raisins, and toffee flavors that melt in your mouth. Alcohol just adds to the sweet finish. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (154) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. This is the stuff. Pours a dark brown, almost black, off white thin head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel malt, brown sugar, coffee, booze. Taste is very bourbon up front, roasted coffee, slight caramel malt, booze, yeast, earthyness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (709) - Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 2012 vintage. Pours a a dark cola brown with almost no head and little lacing. Aroma is wonderful with nutty, caramel scent along with plums and figs. Also get some toasted coconut and vanilla. Taste is very similar with molasses sweetness and some chocolate syrup and a bit of roastiness. Get those nutty flavors with the dark fruits and the toasted coconut. Just a bit of alcohol. Finishes with some sweetness. Mouthfeel was oily and medium bodied with low carbonation. Delicious. Best barleywine I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (598) - - JUL 18, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark amber brown with a few bubbles but no head. Slick, oily lacing. Nose and taste are virtually identical. Malt, Coffee, chocolate syrup, coconut, vanilla, caramel, prune/raisin, a little roast and just the faint bit of alcohol. A soft, smooth mouthfeel, medium body. Not much carbonation and just a little alcohol warmth. Balance is incredible with just the right amount of everything. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (467) - - JUL 7, 2014
Bottled vertical: 2008 vintage is 375 ml, 2009 vintage is 750 ml. Pours a translucent dark brown/caramel color, nearly still (after head quickly faded). Aroma is dark fruit and booze, with notes of plums, dark cherries and prune. Flavor is malty, sweet caramel, and dark fruit with overall delicious sour tang. A slight port complexity. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord tasting)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1366) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Pours pitch black and inky with no head whatsoever. Aroma is sweet brandy and some light anise, molasses, more sweet sugar. Flavor follows with thick brandy and molasses flavors, some light oakiness, burnt caramel, very sweet. Nearly no carbonation in this one, and on the sweet side which cuts through the thickness and puts things a bit on the cloying side. Big bodied though. I definitely liked the bourbon version better than this one, but would be nice on a winter day.


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