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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
375 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. 2013 vintage. The pour is a light black. It’s really dark with a thin collar of light khaki colored head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is great. Lots of caramel malt and vanilla with a molasses and lovely bourbon barrel character. Light chocolate and good sweet molasses. This is going to be good. It’s got a hint of booze as well. The flavor is great. There is a beautiful chocolate and molasses up front and a deep caramel malt and sweet vanilla that blends well with the bourbon barrel on the finish. The mouth feel is a little thin, but the carbonation is in point and the aftertaste is beautiful. Lingeringly sweet chocolate and caramel and molasses. This is great. Hot damn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, yes. Vintage 2013. Aroma is caramel, molasses, bourbon, barrel, booze, butterscotch, spice, really really good. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, mostly clear. Taste is caramel, wood, bourbon, smooth, toffee, molasses, really good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, wood and caramel aftertaste. Overall, this is amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (2268) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
2000th rating: 0.375 l bottle from ’Bierkompass’, bottled in 2014. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige layer. Sweetish-malty, very inviting aroma of bourbon, raisins, vanilla, prunes, figs, caramel and a bit of oak. Quite sweet, malty and slightly alcoholic taste of lots of bourbon, caramel, dark honey, vanilla, raisins, prunes and figs, followed by a long, slightly bitter, moderately warming-alcoholic, minimally oaky finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily and only a little effervescent mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Very complex, intense and perfectly balanced. Although the bourbon is very prominent, it fits in so well and accompanies the heavy base beer in a fantastic way. Huge beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1090) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Butelka. Oszałamiający aromat. Jest wanilia, karmel które razem tworzą bardziej aromat deseru niż piwa, trochę kojarzący mi się z ptasim mleczkiem toffee zalanym bourbonem. Z czasem dochodzą suszone owoce na czele z rodzynkami, choć da się też wyczuć wiśnie. Smak jest srednio słodki, mocno karmelowy, ale bardziej w typie toffee niż palonego cukru. Ogrom rodzynek, wiśni, śliwki, melasy, bourbonu. Wszystko fajnie zbudowane i zbalansowane, bez chaosu. W posmaku dochodzą nuty szlachetnego alkoholu które miło palą w gardło, dając znać o tym, że nie jest to lekkie piwerko i swoją wagę posiada. Ciało pełne, faktura oleista i zalepiająca, niskie do średniego wysycenie. Myślę że idealnie to piwo pasowało by do dobrego tytoniu w fajce. Mała butelka dla jednej osoby, to przynajmniej godzina świetnej przygody piwnej. Wybitna rzecz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are toffee, fruity, whiskey, and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdolfoCC (182) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - AUG 4, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau Tulip. APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso casi negro, con algunos destellos más claros y cafés a contraluz; corona de espuma color beige de baja retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: bourbon, bourbon, bourbon y más bourbon, coco tostado, vainilla, algo de madera, caramelo, toffee, algunos frutos oscuros maduros ligeramente. SABOR: al inicio del trago se siente dulce y presencia del alcohol, seguido del bourbon dominante nuevamente pero no tanto como en aroma, madera, vainilla y coco tostado se aprecian de manera marcada, inclusive en algunos tragos destaca muchísimo más esa nota a coco tostado; notas a caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros maduros como higos y pasas también presentes. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, dulce y con persistencia ligera de las características de la barrica. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio ligero, baja carbonatación. Se siente el alcohol en boca y garganta de forma muy cálida. Resumen: un excelente barleywine con carácter marcado de la barrica.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Sludgy brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, oak and vanilla. Thin body, but to be expected for a barrel aged beer. It does howerver borderline medium bodied. Taste is full of vanilla, oak & toffee. Sweet finish. Vanilla & bourbon really dominate here. Tons of toffee, vanilla and oak as it warms. Alcohol is very well hidden. No lace.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
37cl bottle. Dark caramel brown pour with a thin tan head that disappears almost instantly. The smell is dominated by notes of Heaven Hill whiskey, caramel, together with nuts, raisins, red wine barrel, a bit of smoke and vanilla. The taste is sweet and just a bit bitter, with caramel, maple syrup, apple brandy and bourbon, toffee and molasses. Full body, medium to low carbonation with a sticky sweet and alcohol heavy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
375ml bottle. Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is boozy, fruity, brown sugar, Christmas cake. Same kind of taste, thick and rich with dark fruits and brown sugar. Nice stuff but I was expecting much more from it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fkoolen (999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
37,5cl bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, brown foamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Big vanilla-bourbon, milky coffee, milky chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, bourbon-y alcoholic warmth in the finish, pleasantly bitter. Aftertaste keeps on building bourbon-y coffee notes, great! Big body, velvety (!) soft, perfectly balanced, low carbonation.

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