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Perennial Devilís Heart of Gold

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The name "Devilís Heart of Gold" comes from what they call the "Devilís Cut". When a bourbon ages in a barrel, a portion of the bourbon evaporates - this is called the "Angelís share". Another portion of the bourbon gets absorbed into the new oak barrel - this is called the "Devilís cut". Therefore, the Heart of Gold beer aging in the barrel starts to absorb back some of the Devilís Cut and hence the name "Devilís Heart of Gold". We took our Heart of Gold and aged it in a Knob Creek 9-year old barrel from our friends at The Wine and Cheese Place in October 2011. The beer rested in these barrels for 7 months. 204 bottles will be released exclusively at The Wine and Cheese Place.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zebra (1724) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2016
on tap @ brasseriev, where menu said aged in elijah craig 12-year-old barrel. barley wine nose, barley wine sweetness, barrel, a hit with my nephew, too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Murky brown pour with a slight head. Malty toffee nose. Thick mouthfeel, syrupy, malty, bourbon, toffee, caramel with some candied fruit. Quite nice. Very sweet. Glad this is a small pour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Dark cloudy brown. Lots of oak. Woody. Boozy. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Dry. Somewhat sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Copper colored pour with a white head. Baked sweet potato, pineapple, and vanilla aromas. Some brown sugar and whiskey, too. Good caramel aroma. Flavor is certainly on the sweet side. Nice caramel, brown sugar, and dried pineapple. Sweet potato, slight spiciness of whiskey and oak, and some cocoa powder. Lots of rum raisin, too. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
750ml bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. About 2 years old. Mostly clear red color. Thin off-white head. Interesting dark fruity malty nose. Great vanilla in the flavor. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of heat on it. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Interesting tasty flavorful stuff. Good long warm whiskey aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is strong with notes of bourbon, vanilla, toast, caramel, and wet grains. Flavor has some bourbon heat up front followed by oak, dark fruit and brown sugar. Boozy and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have quite a bit of caramel, bourbon, vanilla and some boozy alcohol (more in the nose). Some lightly charred wood adds som character. Plenty tasty. Always worth trying stuff from these guys.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Big caramel booze, wood tannins, some vanilla, a very nice and complex barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (6642) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear mid brown with some red. Minimal head. A bourbony aroma. Bourbon is tasted first. Dark and other comp,ex fruot, too. The bourbon settles and this becomes a more classic BW. Both versipns are good. I am a fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. What can you say, this was an awesome beer. We had a vertical with the Heart of Gold from 2011 and 2012 then the Devils Heart of Gold. It poured a dark orange/golden color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of oak, vanilla, some caramel, a little fruitiness, some sugar with some wheat and grains. The taste was very similar with a big oak barrel aftertaste. Glad I have a bottle aging in the cellar. Will re-rate after that one ages a while.


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