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RATINGS: 889   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange-reddish brown pour with a yellowed head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel malt, raisin, more bourbon and a bit of honey. Flavors of bourbon, caramel malt, dark fruits, a bit of earthy hops. Body was fairly thin, a bit over carbonated, a bit too much booze...sweet and pleasant at times with a sweet boozey finish. Really prefer the brandy barrel take on this brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2241) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle sampled at Lost Abbey for RBSG 08. Poured into a wine glass. Deep brown color with lots of cocoa foam and visible sediment. Aromas of bourbon and chewy sweet malts. Flavor is maple syrup/brown sugar with the obvious rich bourbon note. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Sticky mouthfeel makes the finish very long. Drinkability is ridiculous for 12.5%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle at Casey and Traci’s tasting 01-08-08, cheers you two for a great evening Dark reddy/brown pour with dark beige head. Oh my, this beer just melts in your mouth wonderful. The first sip tickles and toyfully plays with your tongue sending its gentle carbonation tingling all over the taste buds, then the teeth enamel is receives a lovely slightly sticky, spirity coating as this beer seeks out every single nook and cranny. Vanilla seeps through, this beer is so soft and well done, some yeast, treacle, warmth from the alcohol, ooohhh its lovely, nuff said great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
piscator34 (2112) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottled sample via (and shared with) oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with strong and fizzy carbonation. Huge licorice, asphalt, booze, and dark fruits on the nose. Complex flavors of cookie dough, caramel, mellow stewed fruit, whiskey, and a hint of earthy hops. Very heavy mouthfeel inspite of all of the carbonation. A "sippin’ beer" if there ever was one.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 Bottle from a friend. Pours a dark brown color with a big tan head that had good retention and plenty of lacing. The aroma is rich and complex with bourbon dominating the nose, other aromas of butterscotch, raisins and pecans fill in nicely. The flavor is similarly complex; the taste of good bourbon dominates with a host of supporting sensations--there is cloves, roasted barley, cola and pecans--all superbly balanced. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and creamy. The finish is long with a bit of lingering clove numbing my tongue. Overall: A great concoction. The balance of whiskey flavors to beer is superb, the bourbon is up-front but not overwhelming. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2008
btl opened by JohnC.Light brown pour with a tan head and lace. Pepper, bourbon, hard raisin. Excellent finishing bitter. Carbonation and mouthfeel excellent. All round rocker. Though the bourbon comes through the abv is carried very well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Absolutely amazing. Well apart form the carbonisation level but this is so good you djust dont care - just leave er in the glass and savour her a little longer. Aroma is burnt coffee beans lingering over railway sleepers covered in bitter chocolate with some lovely tart fruit. Amazing caramel and toffee malt flavours on the pallet - almost a coca-cola caramel sweetness. this soon dissipates as the barrel and hops take over. Taosty bourban favours and bitter fruit from the hops. amazing body and mouthfeel. I love this!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle via dchmela. Dark, reddish, purple color. Smell of dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon, alcohol, malt, brown sugar, nuts and hops. Taste of bourbon, oak, caramel, prunes, hops, vanilla, alcohol, raisins, touch of chocolate and nuts. Wonderful brew. I wish I had a bigger bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5165) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Black body with a medium tan head. The aroma has some tobacco and oak. Some hints of pears and caramel. The taste is fairly sweet with caramel and some leather. There is also a little bit of pears and some notes of vanilla. A nice woody note helps to make this interesting. A good beer, but far from mind blowing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle gushed all over my lap. Deep mahogany in color with a tan, foamy head. Stringy lacing. Lots of vanilla and alcohol, mostly bourbon. Toffee or caramel come out in the malts. Bitter and a bit acrid from the alcohol. There is a big note of brown sugar that comes out in the flavor. Raisins mix in with the vanilla. Creamy, and full bodied with a finish that is just as complex as the rest of the beer. Delicious.


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