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RATINGS: 883   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phil (178) - Kent, - OCT 24, 2012
Draft at the Toronado Barley Wine Fest, or could have been a bottle or three. Much fun and much heat, huge beer. That raisin, choc, coconut and intense fruity finish is insane. Good memories, I think. Hic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (744) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (417) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lillunken (35) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Underbar doft av sötma, ekfat, Bourbon, dadlar, fikon och russin. Smaken liknar doften med tillägg av en värmande alkohol och en munkänsla som balanserar fint mellan oljig och tunn. En av mina favoritöl, mycket, mycket god.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Testad på Linköping Beer Expo. Grumligt mörkbrun färg. Inget skum. Mycket doft av torkad frukt och tydliga toner av bourbon. Lite toner av vin i smaken blandat med vanilj och dadlar. Mycket god!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Dark fruitynyess, vinous notes, some oak with bit of chocolate on the side in aroma. Nice. Vanilla and sweet brown sugary syrup too. Rich. There’s a nice mix between toffee and chocolate together with some dark fruityness in taste. Ripe plums and raisins covered with a whiff of smoke in finish. A really smooth one, and good tasting too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, 375ml corked. A very dark brown one, almost flat, but with some beige bubbles. The aroma has lots of dried fruits and alcohol. Prunes, some caramel and chocolate, hints of molasses and raisins. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with some bitterness in the back, trying to deal with the sweetness. Prunes, raisins, caramel, some molasses and chocolate in the flavor. Lasting finish with loads and loads of flavors. It wouldn’t hurt to have this one at a slightly lower ABV, but it’s sure a lovely one anyway. 150314

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, some soy sauce and grains. Flavor is sweet and warming alcohol, bourbon, oak, caramel, biscuits and grains. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (74) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 7, 2015
Si presenta di color tonaca di frate / marrone scuro, torbido, senza formare nessuna schiuma o pizzo nel bicchiere. L’aroma è gradevole, sentori di legno, di cuoio, caramello, prugna disidratata e uvetta, per un risultato che richiama senza molti dubbi l’aroma di un Porto. In bocca è calda e morbida, completamente piatta, con un corpo medio ed una consistenza oleosa; l’alcool è ben in evidenza, riscalda tutta la bevuta ed aumenta d’intensità nel finale, regalando delle note che richiamano un bourbon e che si alternano a quelle di vino ossidato (prugna, ciliegia, uvetta, fico).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4095) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has some caramel and bourbon mixed in nearly perfect proportion. Taste has a hintnof boze, but remains smooth and slightly sweet with hints of wood and caramel. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alex_leit (189) - 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!

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