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RATINGS: 887   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Body is chestnut-black, and garnet-black at the very edges. head was thin and foamy, a dark burnt sienna, short and quick. Aroma is like a barley wine, - vinuous sweet sherry, oak, light vanilla, and bourbon. also prune aroma, very sweet. Flavor is a strong and sweet syrupy malt, but not at all sticky. lively carbonation and a bourbony sweet sherry flavor that builds into a slow burn. a little charred oakyness and faintly smoky. some prune and bitter hoppyness in the finish. spicy aftertaste. ASA or barley wine? definitely from the west coast but the style is debatable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Dark ambery brown with a slight ringed head. Nose is bullish coconut and booze with a sidestep of sweetness. Initial taste is a leanly bitter, lush sweetness and fades with a sweet BBQ. Soft carbonation and vibrant lingering mouthfeel. Finishes softly sweet, nice coconut buzz.

Bottle, Cotteridge Wines Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is nutty. chocolate, tootsie roll, toffee, dried fruits, dark fruit, prune. Similar taste, toffee, tootsie roll, wood, vanilla, coconut, dried fruit, sherry, dates. Sweet and bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, prunes. Taste is more of the same. Hot finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, coconut, wood, taste is similar, sweet, chewy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (815) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 9, 2015
375 ml corked bottle from Beergium.com
Black body, with a tiny, quickly disappearing, brownish head.
Delicious, rich aroma of bourbon, oak barrel, coconut, vanilla, red wine, some chocolate, booze.
Taste is pretty alcoholic, with bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, liquorice, dark and dried fruits.
Full, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcoholic, warm, pretty astringent, with bourbon, coffee, bitter chocolate, some dark fruits and long-lasting barrel notes.

Tasty, heavy sipper. The nose is amazing, while the taste doesn’t fully live up in my opinion, too much alcohol, but still very enjoyable. A bit less alcohol and this would be quite perfect for me. Overall a great Barley Wine, but not the best I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thin head that clings to the edges. Mild carbonation and boozy vanilla aroma. A bit thin for the style. I like the complexity in the boozy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lillunken (40) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Underbar doft av sötma, ekfat, Bourbon, dadlar, fikon och russin. Smaken liknar doften med tillägg av en värmande alkohol och en munkänsla som balanserar fint mellan oljig och tunn. En av mina favoritöl, mycket, mycket god.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Testad på Linköping Beer Expo. Grumligt mörkbrun färg. Inget skum. Mycket doft av torkad frukt och tydliga toner av bourbon. Lite toner av vin i smaken blandat med vanilj och dadlar. Mycket god!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Dark fruitynyess, vinous notes, some oak with bit of chocolate on the side in aroma. Nice. Vanilla and sweet brown sugary syrup too. Rich. There’s a nice mix between toffee and chocolate together with some dark fruityness in taste. Ripe plums and raisins covered with a whiff of smoke in finish. A really smooth one, and good tasting too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14907) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, 375ml corked. A very dark brown one, almost flat, but with some beige bubbles. The aroma has lots of dried fruits and alcohol. Prunes, some caramel and chocolate, hints of molasses and raisins. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with some bitterness in the back, trying to deal with the sweetness. Prunes, raisins, caramel, some molasses and chocolate in the flavor. Lasting finish with loads and loads of flavors. It wouldn’t hurt to have this one at a slightly lower ABV, but it’s sure a lovely one anyway. 150314


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