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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Current bottles have a black front label and may also have a visible "Bourbon" screen printed on the neck.

Same base beer as The Angel’s Share, but aged in Heaven Hill Wheat Whiskey barrels instead of the Brandy barrels for the standard release.

Bottled beginning in 2008 in 375mL bottles.


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2286) - - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Pours dark brown, almost black. No head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, corinthians, chocolate, dark berries, port. Just amazing! Taste is equally fantastic. Looong, sweet opening with roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, before a slight hoppiness leads into a long alcohol and port finish. Creamy, oily, thick body. Bottles aged for three to four years have had very low carbonation, whereas fresher bottles have been fairly rich in carbonation. Any way you have it, it’s an absolutely amazing beer!


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alex_leit (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 17, 2015
375 ml bottle with print "bourbon 2012". Mahogany color with brown foam. Very powerful aroma: plums, gooseberries, blueberries, jam, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, smoke and alcohol semitone, port, cocoa, coffee, marmalade, vanilla, oak. Powerful wine flavor, mixed with bourbon, vanilla, oak wood, slightly oxidized, forest herbs, caramel. Great example of barley wine!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kespecial (78) - - FEB 14, 2015
Pours reddish dark brown, little head. Lots of bourbon, oak on the nose. Taste is sweet, butterscotch, toffee, vanilla, more oak. I can appreciate the complexity of this, but it the end it’s too much/too sweet for me. As a dessert pairing it is probably great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
So ye, finally got around to this bad boy. The last of the "Angels shares" I opened was a sour mess of bad sour dough infection, so I was a bit skeptical buying another... Oh well, I did, and how glad am I to have done so. Pours dark, murky coke like brown, with as good as no head what so ever, with a nice amount of alcohol lacing. Aroma is pretty darn packed with boozy bourbon gewy goodness, banana, vanilla, oak, caramel, some sugary nuts, dark fruits soaked in bourbon, molasses. Does smell a lot like port wine. Taste is pretty darn sweet, with some faint bitter notes at the back, walking hand in hand with the slight heat of the 12,5 abv. Medium and oily body, with no carbonation (surprised right?) The Angels share was on the first BW I ever had the pleasure of drinking, and this really took me back to the rookie days.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (892) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle split 4 ways. Dirty brownish pour with some tiny lacings. Nose has loads of bourbon notes, caramel, vanilla and butter. Taste is fairly sweet, toasted, vanilla, caramel and sweet malts. Good stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (474) - HUNGARY - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 Egy kevés utánajárást azért megkövetelt, mire arra a megállapításra jutottam, hogy a kezemben lévő Lost Abbey darab a Bourbon Barrel verziót testesíti meg, mivel az üveg címkéje nem feltétlenül nyújt egyértelmű iránymutatást az ügyben. A Ratebeer honlapján az alap verzió és a bourbon hordóban érlelt típus címkéje sem passzol azzal a változattal, amit az utóbbi főzet neve alatt szerepeltetve alkalmam volt megszerezni, az interneten rendelkezésre álló fotók azonban a birtokomban lévő üveg képét örökítik meg a "Bourbon Barrel" karakterrel felruházott ital vonatkozásában. Kólaszín-árnyalatú testére halovány habréteg ül, keskeny karimájú fedelet rajzolva az italra. Az illatai egyszerűen utánozhatatlanok, a legelegánsabb barley wine-aromák, amiket valaha éreztem. A puha selyemcukros, édesített paradicsomleves, fodormentás és pillecukros csemege hangulata kóstolásra buzdít, hívogató aromái egyszerre simák és feltűnésmentesek, ugyanakkor megismételhetetlenül egyedi stílusúak, kókuszos fahordós, vajas bourbon-karakterű, mazsolás hangulatúak. Ízvilága a mennyei manna körvonalait hordozza, keserédes datolya és füge, mályvacukor, vaníliás whisky jegyeit jeleníti meg, vakító élénkségű aromái apró szénsavbuborékokkal tarkított kortyokban öltenek testet, melyek olajosan csúsznak. A hordóérlelés jótékony hatása már-már tökéletesnek ható szerkezetet biztosít a főzetnek, a karakteres árpaborok szerelmesei mindenesetre ne keresgéljenek tovább.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (597) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle, 35cl. Pours a dark dark brown with an oily, short lasting, off white head. Aroma has lots of sweet buttery bourbon, oak, caramel, dark, toasted caramel malts, slight sweet licorice, alcohol. Taste is again very sweet and caramelly. So much nice bourbon, again some sweet licorice, coconut, vanilla. Very oaky as well. Smooth, greasy body, low carbonation. Buttery sweet. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (394) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours greasy black with a thin shortlasting small offwhite head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, malt, chocolate, raisins, dates, alcohol. Taste is bourbon up front, vanilla, raisins, dates, chocolate, malt, barley, dry woody notes, licorice in the end.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (479) - GREECE - FEB 3, 2015
375ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown almost black color with dark beige head. Malty caramel aroma, chocolate, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2856) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep amber with a small head. aroma of roasted malts, raisins, vanilla, bourbon and overripe fruits. Sweet flavour that ends up more dry with some alcohol too. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Barley.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Easily one of the most amazing beers I’ve ever had. Dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma and taste are perfect, booze, caramel, malts, and the most ridiculous vanilla.


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