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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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.

NikkTwist's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NikkTwist (2770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft at Khyber Pass (though have had many times in the past.) Pours jet black with a slim tan head. The bourbon version is the best of the bunch. A big step above the original (which is already a tremendous brew!) Huge dark notes with a creamy smooth texture. Rich bourbon flavors. Notes of charcoal. Leather. French roast coffee. Belgium chocolate. Burnt marshmallow. Nutella. Some juicy red fruits hiding under the deep dark waves. Flavors are perfectly blended. Thick full body. Warms to a spicy vanilla caramel. Certainly something to sip and savor, though a very smooth finish. Not afraid to give this one of my highest ratings. One of my favorite beers ever for many years! Wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle from online web order. Poured a slight murky chesnut colour with a non lasting tanned ring. Nose of sweet caramel malts, toffee fudge, vanilla, sweet bourbon, marzipan and raisins. Taste is sweet and sticky with a big sweet bourbon finish. Medium bodied mouthfeel and a bit of a lack of Some carb. Pretty taste do

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1854) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2016
375ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Lots of bourbon flavor on some mild toffee. Very hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2016
7 year old bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque dark brown with thin ecru head. Nose Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, some dark fruit. Taste caramel, molasses, green apple, light barrel, vanilla and Bourbon. Held up reasonably well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2912) - ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart, thanks! Brown beer, minuscule tan head. Nose is "somebody poured beer in my bourbon", vanilla, oak, toasty notes, dried fruit. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, caramel. Finishes with lots of booze and more booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3180) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours dark brown. Aroma is massive bourbon, vanilla, malt, caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, vanilla, malt, bourbon. Finish is bourbon-malty-boozy. Drinkability is good. Overall: very good, but too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6435) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
375ml bottle (thanks Mart). Clear chestnut color. Tiny size, brown head, stays. Bourbon, sweet, caramel, prunes and raisins in aroma. Raisins, caramel, sweet, woody in taste. Sweet and boozy in aftertaste. No carbonation. Very solid brew, but fckin boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (4251) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
Style et résumé: Barley wine en fût de bourbon, trop bourbon.
Comment: Petite bouteille avec bouchon de liège partagée.
Description: Une robe brune avec une mousse beige. Un nez de whiskey, de bois, avec un caramel brûlé, tire éponge et vanille. La bouche est moins intéressante que le nez, mince en attaque mais ronde et liquoreuse en finale. Pas d’alcool perceptible. Ordinaire et décevante.
Note: 7/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5182) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2016
Gros splash de bourbon et de bois vert dès le départ mais heureusement que les démangeaisons grasses des malts et la vanille et les dattes et les fruits secs et les épices arrivent comme un baume sur une plaie qui saigne peu. Dommage cependant que le caramel, la mélasse et le chocolat sont si imbibés par l’eau-de-vie américaine une fois la première gorgée avalée et digérée. Les suivantes ne sont pas catastrophiques mais ne sont guère mieux. Boire une bière qui goûte trop le bourbon c’est comme boire un bourbon qui goûte trop la bière. En bouche, le corps apparaît mince malgré cette texture semi-liquoreuse qui flatte mes papilles. En finale, bonne dose d’alcool brun boisé.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle thanks to Greg. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roast, vanilla, wood and whiskey. The taste was similar to the aroma with more sweet roasted malts, oak, vanilla and some booziness. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Dark brown. Smells like bourbon. Lots of bourbon. Dark fruit. If you like whiskey this is great. Thx ystbsm94. Tasted at dorans bottle share.

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