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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Notes from 4/5/08. Bottle from the Sinners Club. Shared with Ethan, Aubrey, and Henning at Aubrey’s place on a stormy candle filled night. On to the brewski: pour is darker and cloudy with very nice head retention. Aroma of wood, sweet bourbon, toffee, earth, vanilla. Flavor is so smooth for such a big beer. Bourbon barrel takes on surprisingly earthy and tart characteristics. This is very a very different beer from from the brandy barrel release, but it is a very good one. I’m glad I’ve got a few more in the cellar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2008
375 ml bottle. As others have mentioned, the cork comes flying out of the bottle with a huge pop. Pours a deep brown with a large, light khaki head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Active carbonation in the body. Flavor is nice and smooth. Notes of fruit, caramel, vanilla. The bourbon really blends in nicely. Warming alcohol is a treat, not something that overwhelms. Really looking forward to what some time in the cellar will do to this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
12.7 oz bottle thanks to rustychiles for this trade. Pops with a loud "pahp". Pours with a lot of carbonation and black bits of yeast on top of the tall rootbeer float-ish head on a mahogany brown body. First sniff .. I guess this a bourbon aged beer. Bourbon, oak, that rich toffee, almost buttery notes of bourbon. A touch of spice and raisins underneath. Creamy smooth medium body. Rich buttery bourbon flavors. Chocolate, banana, cherries, raisins,vanilla. Flavors are rich and hot. Lots of alcohol mixed in with that oak and dried fruits. Great beer, but I think they went a little over board with the bourbon. It tastes like one of the finest bourbons that I’ve ever had. But as a beer, it would be better to get more of the wonderful angel’s share out from under Heaven Hill.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2008
Sampled at the Hellbilly’s Hellraiser Phoenix tasting (4/13/08). Bottles courtesy of me and Bockyhorsey. Pours a deep caramel color with minimal beige head and spotty lacing. Nose is yeast, caramel, brown sugar and a oaky bourbon background. Palate is caramelized brown sugar, vanilla, some dark fruits and bourbon, though just enough – not overpowering in the slightest. Deserves the hype – just an awesome brew. Wish the bottles were bigger… ;-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
bottle from Sinner’s... let’s start off by saying that i had high expectations going into this one..... poured a dark caramel brown with a moderate tan head. let’s move on to the stuff that really matters..... lovely sweet raisin and dark fruit aromas mingles nicely with the bourbon barrel essence. softer hints of vanilla and toffee. all in all, the nose was really nice.... flavor involved dark fruits, sweet caramels, whiskey, soft vanilla but what threw me off was the carbonation level which was way too high. had it been softer and more controlled, it would have led to a much better result. hopefully it will mellow out after some time.....i’m diggin the brandy version quite a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
Tasted at the brewery and then a bottle at home. Syrupy,sweet and full of toffee,vanilla and tannin from the barrels. Sipped this and marvelled and it flavor.betwen sips I sniffed and sniffed. The fruits here are of the exotic kind, not the ones that sold next to the apples but rather off to the side by themselves.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle shared courtesy of EDA. Poured a brownish color with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of wood, vanilla, raisins, and bourbon. Tastes of raisins and all around dark fruits, lighter bourbon, wood, and vanilla. I was slightly disappointed with the tastes after enjoying the aroma so much. Lively body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guerde (1207) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2008
(bottle, thanks for sharing BDR!) Pours a muddy dark brown with a decent sized tan head that sticks around. The bourbon is definitely present in the aroma, but does not completely dominate. Aromas of brown sugar, light oak, vanilla, and some raisin. The taste was a little less pronounced than the aroma, with some vanilla, dark fruit, and oak flavors that yield to an oak and bourbon finish. The bourbon again does not dominate the flavor. Medium mouthfeel. A good example of barrel aging done well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010 Poured a hazy red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, vanilla, dried fruits, caramel, and a bit of bourbon as well. Taste of more cocoa, some roast, raisins, and other dark fruits, some vanilla, oak, and a bit of bourbony alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2008
Extra thanks to BDR for sharing this rarity. From a 375ml bottle pours a hazy dark brown brew with an average sized tan head that has some nice retention. Aroma of mostly bourbon with a touch of raisin, honey, some apple, and coconut. Taste is smooth, light carbonated with flavors of dark caramel malt, bourbon, a touch of chocolate, apple and vanilla. Finish continues the same as its flavor with a semi-sweet caramel and bourbon aftertaste. An outstanding bourbon barrel barley wine.

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