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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The name "Devil’s Heart of Gold" comes from what they call the "Devil’s Cut". When a bourbon ages in a barrel, a portion of the bourbon evaporates - this is called the "Angel’s share". Another portion of the bourbon gets absorbed into the new oak barrel - this is called the "Devil’s cut". Therefore, the Heart of Gold beer aging in the barrel starts to absorb back some of the Devil’s Cut and hence the name "Devil’s 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.

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3.8
jbruner (5402) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with thin bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big sweet maltiness, huge bourbon barrel notes, and hints of light raisin. Taste is bigger on the farm fruitiness and bourbon, but still hugely sweet and boozy. Complex, boozy, solid.

3.6
drsordr (2885) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Rate from notes FoBAB 2016, draft to taster pour dark copper with moderate tan head. Nose caramel, toffee, sweet malt, raisin. Taste similar with some prune and date. Light barrel.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2017
750mL bottle, big ’ups’ to Blake for sharing, pours with a hazy brown copper body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up aged reduced sugars, spicy oak, a bit of molasses and then slightly boozy spirits. The taste delivers slightly tart blended with spicy oak and then some reduced sugars. Into the finish a smooth boozy bourbon note comes to the surface. Nice sipper.

3.9
djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle thanks to Brandon. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, wood, candy sugar. Medium body, caramel, candy sugar, vanilla, bourbon, nice sweetness, very good.

4.2
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at Mickey’s 30th birthday bash on November 05. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker brown with a thin khaki colored head and no lace as it disappears. The aroma is pretty damn good. Lots of caramel malts, lots of dark fruit, and a while pile of alcohol. There is a light vanilla and a good oak, but the whiskey just controls this one. The flavor is much of the same. The toffee and caramel are great, the dark fruits balance just enough, and the oak offers a light char, but the alcohol drowns that out on the finish. The mouth feel is great. It’s thick and chewy with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and boozy finish. This needs a little less influence from the whiskey to be spectacular.

3.8
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at Brasserie V, 8/14/16. Murky orange, thin fizzy head, poor retention. Aroma of strong whiskey, wheat, caramel. The taste is caramel, bourbon, oak, raisin. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3.8
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2016
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate caramel,tl toffee, fruit, vanilla, bourbon, and a hint of maple syrup. It’s a slightly hazy amber with a small beige head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light fruit. The finish has light maple syrup, aged hops, oak, and bourbon. It’s medium-full bodied with light-moderate and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s tasty, but the sweetness wears in me a little.

4.6
zebra (2339) - 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
Bacterial (3060) - 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
gregwilsonstl (2692) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Dark cloudy brown. Lots of oak. Woody. Boozy. Brown sugar. Vanilla. Dry. Somewhat sweet.


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