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RATINGS: 1093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 “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

nbutler11's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, - APR 13, 2009
2008 bottle from WeeheavySD. Pours a murky plum color with no discernable head, as warned. Smells very similar to port, with prominant notes of raisin and vanilla. Cavernous in flavor. Tastes of plums, dates, powered cocoa, malt, wood chips, and brown sugar. Seems to leave a resin on the palate. Certainly sweeter than I’d ever exect from a 12.5% beer. Good, but there’s just something sullen and depressing about this beer that I can’t place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2859) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours murky brown with a thin, off white head. Tastes like smooth strong alcohol, lightly astringent, very strong raisin, dried dark fruits, earthy malt, light licorice. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisins, booze, astringent, dark fruits, woody.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
2009 bottle, big brandy wine aroma with some intense fruity and dark oak nose. Flavor of sweet alcohol heat and plenty of different malts. Nit too bad on carbonation considering. Definitely for the angels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (726) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle @ Fermentoren. Slightly hazy, oily brown. lots of chocolate, caramel, bourbon, in both taste and aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is oak, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, dark fruit, rich and boozy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
connor0415 (37) - - 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 (195) - 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 (145) - 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 (2025) - 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 (208) - 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.

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