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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1844) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (932) - Lodz, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Butelka. Oszałamiający aromat. Jest wanilia, karmel które razem tworzą bardziej aromat deseru niż piwa, trochę kojarzący mi się z ptasim mleczkiem toffee zalanym bourbonem. Z czasem dochodzą suszone owoce na czele z rodzynkami, choć da się też wyczuć wiśnie. Smak jest srednio słodki, mocno karmelowy, ale bardziej w typie toffee niż palonego cukru. Ogrom rodzynek, wiśni, śliwki, melasy, bourbonu. Wszystko fajnie zbudowane i zbalansowane, bez chaosu. W posmaku dochodzą nuty szlachetnego alkoholu które miło palą w gardło, dając znać o tym, że nie jest to lekkie piwerko i swoją wagę posiada. Ciało pełne, faktura oleista i zalepiająca, niskie do średniego wysycenie. Myślę że idealnie to piwo pasowało by do dobrego tytoniu w fajce. Mała butelka dla jednej osoby, to przynajmniej godzina świetnej przygody piwnej. Wybitna rzecz.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brownish color. Aroma and taste are toffee, fruity, whiskey, and caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - AUG 4, 2016
Servida en un Spiegelau Tulip. APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso casi negro, con algunos destellos más claros y cafés a contraluz; corona de espuma color beige de baja retención, de burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: bourbon, bourbon, bourbon y más bourbon, coco tostado, vainilla, algo de madera, caramelo, toffee, algunos frutos oscuros maduros ligeramente. SABOR: al inicio del trago se siente dulce y presencia del alcohol, seguido del bourbon dominante nuevamente pero no tanto como en aroma, madera, vainilla y coco tostado se aprecian de manera marcada, inclusive en algunos tragos destaca muchísimo más esa nota a coco tostado; notas a caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros maduros como higos y pasas también presentes. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, dulce y con persistencia ligera de las características de la barrica. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio ligero, baja carbonatación. Se siente el alcohol en boca y garganta de forma muy cálida. Resumen: un excelente barleywine con carácter marcado de la barrica.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Sludgy brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, oak and vanilla. Thin body, but to be expected for a barrel aged beer. It does howerver borderline medium bodied. Taste is full of vanilla, oak & toffee. Sweet finish. Vanilla & bourbon really dominate here. Tons of toffee, vanilla and oak as it warms. Alcohol is very well hidden. No lace.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1424) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
37cl bottle. Dark caramel brown pour with a thin tan head that disappears almost instantly. The smell is dominated by notes of Heaven Hill whiskey, caramel, together with nuts, raisins, red wine barrel, a bit of smoke and vanilla. The taste is sweet and just a bit bitter, with caramel, maple syrup, apple brandy and bourbon, toffee and molasses. Full body, medium to low carbonation with a sticky sweet and alcohol heavy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
375ml bottle. Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is boozy, fruity, brown sugar, Christmas cake. Same kind of taste, thick and rich with dark fruits and brown sugar. Nice stuff but I was expecting much more from it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fkoolen (927) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
37,5cl bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, brown foamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Big vanilla-bourbon, milky coffee, milky chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, bourbon-y alcoholic warmth in the finish, pleasantly bitter. Aftertaste keeps on building bourbon-y coffee notes, great! Big body, velvety (!) soft, perfectly balanced, low carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomekk1978 (1302) - Z±bki, POLAND - MAY 27, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 Aromat wyra?nie waniliowy, nieco kokosowy, kamelowy, chlebowy, odrobin? owocowy czy alkoholowy, ale spójny i delikatny. Barwa ciemno br?zowa, pod ?wiat?o z rubinowymi przeb?yskami. Piana jasno be?owa, niewielka i niezbyt trwa?a. Smak s?odki zdominowany przez karmel, melano i chleb, wsparte przez alkohol i mnóstwo wanilii oraz kolosa. Pycha. Kr?g?a do tegoej pe?nia, umiarkowane wysycenie oraz lekko kwaskowy, waniliowy i alkoholowy finisz. G?sta i oleista konsystencja. Drogie to, jak czort, ale warte ceny mój top 10, mo?e nawet 5.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2271) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2016
12.7 oz bottle thanks to Homer’s FBW contest. The bottling date looks like it might be 2013, but it’s a bit hard to read. Aroma is burnt caramel, coconut, chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, booze, wood. Pours muddy brown with a tiny beige head that falls immediately into a thin collar. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, a bit oxidized with sherry notes. Carbonation is very light, mouthfeel syrupy. Masterful, but a tad harsh. I would appreciate more carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1539) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2016
Coffee brown.. sticky tan head with good lacing that lasts for the entire glass.. Aroma is caramel, rum, and more than enough raisin.. Fair amount of alcohol as it hits room temp and only then does the wood and bourbon raise its head. Flavor mirrors aroma but with pronounced vanilla.. some chocolate and the perfect amount of bourbon. body is thick and smooth at the same time.. the excessive carbonation goes away by the end of the glass. Very very rich and with a sturdy complexity.


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