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RATINGS: 1157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Angels Share. We couldnt agree more. Our Angels 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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Aroma at first was strictly oak,heavy caramel, molasses, and toffee, thought it was a little tepid at first,was going to put this in the 7 range, but after even more warming, the rich bourbon started coming out,and this became a treasure to inhale, taste was a rich buttery caramel, you could almost chew it, teasing soft bourbon and vanilla, absolutely no fruit ester,odd for a barleywine,fantastic smoothness. You have to have a little patience with this one, it dosent want to yield it s charms immediately, but bear with it and youll be rewarded. Thanks Overlord

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Barleywines are not my favorite style but this had a big hype so i had to try,this was a very interesting beer with lots of malts and a strong vanilla presence,also very sweet and i think with age this will be a great beer.CHEERS!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a dark brown, with almost no head and spotty lacing. Aromas of oak, roasted malts, caramel, some dark esters, and very light vanilla. A slight alcohol smell also comes through. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, light molasses, and hints of vanilla. A little bitter, but over all sweet and smooth. Feeling of alcohol warmness on the way down.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 Pours a dark brown with a minimal head. No lacing. Aroma gives away a high ETOH punch. Aroma also sweet with vanilla notes. Taste is warming but a little too sweet for me. Definitely warms you down to your toes

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2008
Thanks to Mike for this one. Dark brown body. Aroma is sweet, kind of sticky, with elements of vanilla, whiskey, and coconut. Flavor is expectedly sweet, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and whiskey characters emerge. Very thankful to try this, it is exquisite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 11/10/07 release. Doesnt quite live up to my expectations but really only in the mouthfeel, too thin. Pours a deep dark murky brown with a thin, maybe 1/2" inch brown head. Head fades pretty quickly to just a ring around the glass. Very little to no lace. Really, all I get in the nose is wood and whiskey. Tastes of dark fruits and bourbon. Woody of course, whiskey-ey of course. I am tasting dark, fermented fruits. Plums and alcohol. The palate is what really let me down. Too thin, I want some body to a barrel aged beer, especially one with 11%abv. Carbonation is good though. The bourbon is very prevalent right now, but not overwhelming. This beer is very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle, thanks for sharing golubj. Pretty decent BW overall. Not too complex but some nice fruit flavors. Light carbonation brings some alcohol and barrel aging flavors through. A bit sticky as it warms, pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle. Murky brown pour with a reddish hint. Aroma is oak, vanilla, sweet alcohol, some roasted malt, and nuttiness. Flavor is rich malt, vanilla, light bourbon, and some slightly roasted malt also. Balanced and flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Slightly dissapointed by this one, but with a twist. I had consumed a small portion of a bottle awhile before I cracked open my own bottle and loved it. But with my own full bottle split with the father in law I found it to be one dimensional. very bourbon and bourbon only. Thrown in a bit of caramel and vanilla but not enough to really make it exciting. Have 2 more bottles to crack open though, hoping one brings it back to its high expectations.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heylrule (46) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2008
thanks bob for popping this one open on my birthday. very very dark brown pour light brown head. very sweet with tastes of roasted malts raisons sugar and carmel. Fantastic finish one of the best drinks to ever hit my mouth.


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