Today’s review comes from a particularly interesting bottling - the first of many Angel’s Envy Single Cask releases hitting Kentucky. Bottled at an elevated proof - assuming barrel proof, but without any real evidence of such - this 54.8% ABV monster carries some real intriguing color and a price tag of $100. Image thanks to Colton West - I neglected to get a good picture when I tried this, so I appreciate him supplying this one.
Rich toffee, peanut brittle, plum, fig and some honey. Old tobacco, a bit of pepper and sweet oak.
Medium to rich mouth feel. Sweet caramel, honey, a bit of cola and fig. Rich currant, pungent old tobacco. ABV helps this out more than I can possibly express. It’s syrupy, rich and decadent.
Long finish, loaded with cola, root beer, toffee, honey, date fruit, fig and tobacco.
This is not only a total shock, but a welcome one. This single barrel is everything I’ve ever wanted from Angel’s Envy - high proof and more base malt character, and the price of admission is worth every penny. Say goodbye to AECS releases, and scoop two of these instead.