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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2008 Vintage: Aged in 12-year Old Fitzgerald Barrels for 10 Weeks. *Unfiltered.
2009 Vintage: Aged in 20-year Old Fitzgerald Barrels for 10 months - bottled 01/09/09


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Light brown, no head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, malt and alcohol. Taste is earthy, oaky, toffee, alcohol, nice hop/malt balance.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Huge thanks to pepsican, badbeer, and iowaherkeye. 20 year old fitzgerald barrels 110/180. Seemed simple at first but kept evolving. Nice hardwood character. Really alcoholic aroma, but not bad. Nice caramel, slightly chocolaty finish. Vanilla & hazelnut. Very complex.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2009
20 year fitzi barrel, 110/180. Murky brown with a small tan head. Oak, raisin, plum, and tobacco. Flavor was loaded with caramel and toffee, some cherry, oak, chocolate, and a bit of plastic. Finished boozy, nice long rich finish. Decent carbonation. Thanks joey!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2009
22 oz. bottle - 2009 Heaven Hill version, bottle #139/180; thanks riversideak for this rare treat; drank side by side with the Pelican Perfect Storm; pours muddy, dark brown with musky aromas of sweet bourbon, oak, brown sugar and a touch of ethanol; yummy going down with toffee, tobacco, vanilla; texture is thinned out from the wood and bourbon is more mild than the Perfect Storm; dry finish and drinks stronger than 9%; quite subtle overall and while rich, it is not too sweet; i don’t care much for the base beer, so this was a big improvement though not quite up to the Perfect Storm level for me

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2009
8 month Heaven Hill edition. Poured a brownish red color with an off-white head. The bourbon barrel dominates but not over powering. Vanilla and bourbon nose. Sweet malt flavor. Fruity taste with some bourbon mixed in. Nice warming sensation but no alcohol taste. medium-full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2009
From a 22oz Bottle, 2009 Vintage. Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel, #33/180. Generously shared by rallison. Mostly transparent, ruddy mahagony colored body with a thin layer of tight bubbled beige head. Intense bourbon aromas dripping of vanilla and pretzel dough barrel qualities. Moderately alcoholic, with notes of fig, fruitcake, brown sugar, and a light peppery spice, although more cardamom-like than black pepper. No hop aroma. Full bodied, soft-moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a rich, silky texure. Sweet flavors of maple syrup and pecan brittle explode over the palate, softened by some of the oaky vanilla. Suggestions of english toffee and butterscotch, although not at all in a d-kind of way. Light fruity characters also emerge, although they have more of a fruitcake, spiced bready quality. Finishes sweet, but not cloyingly so, with the silky barrel flavors slowly fading on the tongue. Easily one of the best bourbon barrel beers I’ve had in a really long time. Thanks for sharing, Ryan!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bomber from Joey (iowaherkeye) with an orange sticker so it was the Heavens’ Hill barrel. Thanks a ton Joey! Awesome light bourbon nose, with some toffee, dark fruit, and more light bourbon. Clear dark brown with a very small beige head receding into a ring of bubbles. Flavor is very oaky vanilla, light bourbon, and dark fruitiness. Finish is very oaky vanilla woodiness and only a hint of alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
(2009 bottle by way of irishboy)brown body with no head.the aroma is a lovely blend of vanilla,bourbon,candy sugar,and brown sugar.the flavor does much of the same.honestly im just blown away at how well the barrel aging did for this beer.its perfectly balanced,alcohol is well hidden,and the palate is out of this world.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brune body with an off white head. Chocolate, bourbon, light woodiness and some dark fruit. Very smooth with a light chocolate silk character and vanilla oak accents. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Shared by YGTBSM94. Not sure which vintage. Very nice beer. Very well attenuated. Great flavor. Sweet but not cloying. Mild bourbon and wood flavor.


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