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RATINGS: 891   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.


Ktwse's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse (2844) - - 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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zakoon (287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is fudge, coffee, raisins, cough syrup, bourbon and salty liquorice. Flavour is sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, no carbonation. Finish is sweet and warming alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (2244) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
August 21, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2012, or 2013.
Dark brown, almost black with a very small tan head. Aroma is caramel, figs, raisins, figs, bourbon alcohol, milk chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet caramel dried fruits, light bitter roasted notes and slight bourbon alcohol. Finish is sweet, light bitter and warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and very soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2971) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of bourbon vanilla, raisin and malt. Rich taste of bourbon booze vanilla, coffee, raisin and surprisingly some mild apple. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Neck of bottle states bourbon 2013. Not sure where I got. Wondering if not stored properly. Very good but I didn’t get some details that most others did. Pour was sludgy dirty brown with no head. Aroma was dark fruits and caramel. No alcohol for me. Great palate. Taste similar to aroma. No hops actually wished for some shops to balance sweetness. Would love to try again fresh not sure I missed some of what this was supposed to be

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Dark ambery brown with a slight ringed head. Nose is bullish coconut and booze with a sidestep of sweetness. Initial taste is a leanly bitter, lush sweetness and fades with a sweet BBQ. Soft carbonation and vibrant lingering mouthfeel. Finishes softly sweet, nice coconut buzz.

Bottle, Cotteridge Wines Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is nutty. chocolate, tootsie roll, toffee, dried fruits, dark fruit, prune. Similar taste, toffee, tootsie roll, wood, vanilla, coconut, dried fruit, sherry, dates. Sweet and bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6644) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, prunes. Taste is more of the same. Hot finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, coconut, wood, taste is similar, sweet, chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1118) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 9, 2015
375 ml corked bottle from Beergium.com
Black body, with a tiny, quickly disappearing, brownish head.
Delicious, rich aroma of bourbon, oak barrel, coconut, vanilla, red wine, some chocolate, booze.
Taste is pretty alcoholic, with bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, liquorice, dark and dried fruits.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcoholic, warm, pretty astringent, with bourbon, coffee, bitter chocolate, some dark fruits and long-lasting barrel notes.

Tasty, heavy sipper. The nose is amazing, while the taste doesn’t fully live up in my opinion, too much alcohol, but still very enjoyable. A bit less alcohol and this would be quite perfect for me. Overall a great Barley Wine, but not the best I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (466) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thin head that clings to the edges. Mild carbonation and boozy vanilla aroma. A bit thin for the style. I like the complexity in the boozy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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