Devil's Heart Of Gold | Perennial Artisan Ales

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4.24/5
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58 Ratings
Devil's Heart Of GoldDevil's Heart Of Gold
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 06-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,263
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
58
pDev:
6.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of mattreitz49
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma has lots of dried fruits, mostly raisins, quite sugary and boozy. Taste is sweet and sugary with dried fruit notes but also acidic and boozy. Quite intense.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dustin22martin
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another style that I'm not fond of!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Darker medium brown body, fair bit of head, not much lacing. Essentially butterscotch, heavy whiskey presence, toffee, earth, touch of vanillin, more malt. Malt-forward beer with a fair bit of heat, medium mouthfeel. This one is good, but not great.

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to N-Gogol for sharing this with me. This Poured out as a nice golden color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer is sweet with some bourbon notes on it, some butterscotch in there too. The taste of the beer has some really nice caramel butterscotch flavors in there with a bit of oak spice in the finish. The feel is medium bodied. Overall this beer is very good and lucky to have had it.

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3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: pours a very thick dark rusty red/brown mix with no head.
S: Big awesome bourbon barrel as soon as I open the cap. Brown sugar and toffee sweetness.
T: bourbon soaked dark fruit and barrel. Huge caramel and toffee with the barrel taking the forefront, awesome barrel!
F: very thick, coating and smooth.

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Photo of maximum12
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blessings extraordinaire to Budah for this bottle that I’d long lusted after. 750ML bottle that I’ve looked forward to ever since the friendly FedEx man kicked it across my porch.

The pour is muddy red-brown clay with minimal visible carbonation - blink & it’s gone AWOL. Nose barks vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, & enough wood to make me suspect I was sitting next to Fourtown Lake. Nice.

Devil’s Heart of Gold - wow. Whiskey & Malts. The mild nose didn’t prepare me for the stiff shot of whiskey, cut only with malts that seem destined to clean me out better than an probiotic. I couldn’t get to the bottom of the caramel & toffee malts with my Vexilar - deep, rich, thick, & bearing the gift of smoothing alcohol. Strong, sharp oak. After all the aggressiveness, there’s leftover brown sugar, vanilla. Thick enough to stand a plastic spoon up in. I’d like to try to stand myself up in a vat of this, & drink my way out.

Oversized expectations too often lead to little disappointments. This one led to elation, moaning, & at one point a few dance moves to George Michael’s “Faith”. Yes, it’s that good. Doesn’t resemble a wheatwine, but when a beer is this close to perfection, who cares?

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2. Poured on tap in a snifter, the beer is an opaque, muddled, brown coloring with a halo of tan head. Nose of molasses, toffee, date, fig, vanilla, and earthy highlights. Flavors are robust toffee, caramel, vanilla, and roasted grain overlays. Creamy smooth body, with bold old world fruit and toffee aftertaste. Smooth, slow finish, with a rich and boozy linger. Amazing beer!

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Devil's Heart Of Gold from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 58 ratings