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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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 Angelís 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008, gravity dispense. Nearly black colour (very dark reddish brown). Intense and lovely aroma of various subtropical woods, winey notes. The mouthfeel has lots of alcoholic warmth as expected. The flavour has notes of oak and fortified wine. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
Cask. Low but lasting off-white fluffy head. Pitch black body. Coffee hops alcohol aroma. Smooth and pleasant port wine like flavor of coffee and just a hint of vanilla with low carbonation, long veneous aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Cask at GBBF 08... WOW i didnt even realise i had the Bourbon version. Deep brown... sweet vanilla nose ... again a light vanilla ... loads od toffeee and sweet malts ... nice mellow ... very warming... didnt really pick up much bourbon... Note were a bit poor as i thought it was a rerate of the normal version. Though i did think it seemed smoother that the normal bottle id tried at RBESG 08 but put that down to being cask. Bottle at home ... 2015 ... fresh bottle ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... dark roast .. soft sweet malt roast nose ... dark chocolate roast ... heavy malts ... soft toffee chocolate malts ... soft malts ... sweet mellow toffee ... dark soft malts ... wuite a lot of alcohol.. rich roast ... 3.8

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
How amazed I was when I saw the Angels share on the cask list at BSF. How utterly flabbergasted I was to discover on my arrival at the festival that it was the barrel aged version. A very attractive black red colour with a thin but lasting bubbly tan head. Huge oak, (massive wood?) rich malt, chocolate, slight peaty earthy notes and some stunning pina colada notes from the coconut infusion from the barrel. Absolutely stunning mouthfeel. Loads of length. Huge stuff all round. Maybe a little over the top and itís not unusual for me to say that about Lost Abbey, but here it really really works beautifully. Superb beer.

Re-rate of one of the flat "undrinkable" bottles. If anything this is even better. Iíve just upped the aroma to a ten from a nine. The most amazing burnt caramel I have ever sniffed at. The lack of carbonation only serves to make it more drinkable and if anything it lets the amazing flavours sing even more. The sourness is more pronounced. The fruity malt is much better. Damn, if you guys in the States are not buying this, send it over here. For someone who loves Bass No. 1, the fact this is flat is a bonus. I could down a bottle to myself with no problem. I may be drunk fairly quickly but who cares when itís this good? Oh and the overall has just bumped up to an eighteen. Superb beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2008. A dark, dark brown beer, with an intensely boozy nose. Definite brandy on the nose in my opinion, but the bourbon comes through in the mouth. Fairly sweet and beautifully full and long in the mouth. Excellently full flavoured and savourable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rauchbier (3799) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
Cask, at GBBF 08. Jet black, thin beige shortlived head and minimal condition. Mouthfillingly oily in the mouth with hints of sweet liquorice, coffee, and vanilla backed with oak and a strong spirity air, full and alcoholic in the mouth with more liquorice and vanilla, a slight phenolic roasted note and a delicate sweetness, spirity alcohol in the finish with yet more liquorice and a developing apple note more suggestive of calvados than bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2008
12.7 ounce bottle from sparky27! Huge THANKS E! This bottle has been staring me down for months now.... I was waiting for the perfect quite moment to sip on this beer. The bottle alone is sexy. The cork was a shooter. The beer it self poured a suprisingly dark color. It barely let any light through. Decent one finger head. Aroma of sweet malts a hint of bourbon. Also the smell oak. Taste is very malty. Nice touch of bourbon. Sometimes brewers over do it, but not this one. Hint of smoke, chocolate, vanilla, oak, caramel dark fruits and spices. All blended together very nicely. Smooth... Very easy to drink. The 12.5 is hidden. The carbonation is a little to high but still good. The texture is medium. Overall a good beer. Thanks E for sending this one my way!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. First beer of the festival for me as well, and what a way to start. A very intense beer with a fierce bourbon and berry aroma coming off the extremely dark brown body. Very flavoursome - lots of vanilla, caramel malt and spices. Very smooth and the finish simply goes on and on. A complex dark ale that all beer lovers should sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF í08. First beer of the festival for me. Some said this would be best. It nearly was too. Very dark brown with no head. Strong, sweet date and dark fruit aroma with leather and liquorice. Intensely sweet, smooth taste with late and surprisingly intenese bitterness. Beautifully crafted beer. What a start to the fest!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Very very deep ruby with lasting beige head. Really very bourbon and vanilla aroma. Wow that’s just too much on the vanilla. Great flavour in the mouth. The original beer struggles through all that vanilla. Great toffee flavour. It’s very very intense. Big and huge. Hot alcohol. Pretty good once it settles down.

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