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RATINGS: 865   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1392) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours dark brown with a lot of sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate, dark fruits, and caramel - with an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
<I>From bottle : </I> Pours a very dark brown, not really able to see through...Small brown head. The aroma is strong in alcohol, but also strong in oak and vanilla. But when you go to taste it, almost all of the alcohol disappears. It goes down so smooth. The taste is light and sweet. The finish is pleasant as well. I truly understand why reputation of this brew is what it is. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (441) - USA - JUL 18, 2014
Muddy murky dark brown, little head. Smells of chocolate covered cherries, funky, vanilla, caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee. Taste of chocolate, toffee, espresso, brown sugar, very little hops, some barrel character, a slight spice or alcohol burn at the end. Nice malt flavors, complex, enjoyable sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1776) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, 2008 version. Dark brown with no head. Tobacco, wood, coconut, plums, prunes, alcohol, brown sugar/syrup. Full body, oily/sticky texture, flat carbonation, heavy sweet but has some tannins and alcohol to challenge the sweetness. Warming and heavy sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle at home on a cold and rainy spring night. 2011 Vintage. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head and decent lacing. Huge raisin, vanilla, roasted dates, oak, bread, oxidation, prunes, caramel, toffee, and deep bourbon notes in the aroma. Taste is caramelized sugars, raisins, grapes, tangy malt, charred wood, toffee, light earthiness, and cocoa with a light alcoholic burn on the backend. Slick/syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Roasty, semi-sweet and moderately oxidized Barleywine. Not bad, but need to revisit fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (789) - - MAY 9, 2014
Very dark brown pour, thin tan head that fizzles away. Nose is whiskey, whiskey-soaked raisins, chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. Taste is bourbon soaked chocolate with dark fruits, a hint of tartness to the finish that balances the sweetness superbly. Medium mouthfeel, sharp carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (161) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Dark molasses brown, dark for a barleywine. Honey and bitter coffee aroma. Terrific taste, things feel in perfect balance. Has this dark, rich, quadrupel-like thing going on. Reminds me a little of Bourbon County Barleywine. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PehrArnold (6) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
En grymt bra Barleywine fantastisk sötma från bourbon och samtidigt lugn och balanserad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenima (278) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Fantastic beer. 2009 release. The aroma is plum, raisin and caramel. The taste is similar and very balanced. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
375 ml 2011 bottle. Aroma is very rich with lots of dark chocolate and light roast. Strong dark caramel and toffee notes with treacle. Moderate raisin, prune and plum. Medium bourbon notes with light oak and vanilla. Moderately strong alcohol notes. Pours black with some dark brown highlights on the edges. Pours pretty much still so no head or lacing. Very long legs. Flavor is rich and sweet. Lots of chocolate and dark caramel with light roast, toasted bread and treacle. Faint smokiness. Moderate bourbon character with medium light oak and light vanilla. Medium bitterness. Light plum, raisin and prune. Moderately strong alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is fairly full bodied with pretty much no carbonation; this bottle pretty much highlights the Flat Abbey meme. Low astringency and moderate alcohol. Overall a really nice beer with great malt complexity. Even with age the alcohol from the bourbon barrels is a bit hot. The complete lack of carbonation also doesn’t help this beer; some low carbonation would be a big improvement.

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