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The Livery Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheat Trippelbock



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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
A strong dark lager brewed with a generous amount of wheat then aged in Heaven Hill (2005-2012; 2015) or Jim Beam (2014) Bourbon Barrels. Each batch is slightly different.

- Aug 2005 and Dec 2005: 12 months in the cask, approx. 16% ABV
- Aug 2006 and Dec 2006: 8 or 11 months in the cask and 13% ABV
- Aug 2007 and Dec 2007: 8 or 11 months in the cask and 11% ABV
- Aug 2008: 14 months in the cask and 13% ABV
- Aug 2011: 24 months in the cask and 12% ABV
- Aug 2012: Grand Reserve blended casks aged 24 months and 12.5% ABV
- Aug 2014: 12 months in the cask and 11.5% ABV
- Aug 2015: Aged in Heaven Hill barrels; no ABV listed.

Note: Earlier vintages may use the word "Cask" in place of "Barrel" on the label.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Growler provided by BVery - thanks! Deep amber pour with a small head. Nose suggests an infection. Farty yeast. Apple sauce, rotting orchard fruits. Trail mix. Flavor is quite acidic and tart. Rotting raspberry. Some cocoa and caramelized grain. Full body, strong carb. Unfortunate - would love to try this in good condition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2016
June 2016 - Growler with thanks to LKS at Canary Wharf. Thanks bro! As ’The Livery Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheat Trippelbock’. Very dark brown with no head, quite still. Aroma is meaty bourbon, chocolate syrup, vanilla, plain chocolate. Smells nice. Body is smooth and oily, low carbonation. Taste is spicy, trinitario chocolate, dark breads, a little alcoholic, rye bread, vanilla, bourbon. Tasty stuff. I can see why this gets such a high rating. Though there is a question over how much of this I could drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
9th June 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear brown beer, no head. Smooth palate, modest carbonation. Smooth malts. Plenty of bourbon. Bourbon spice, bourbon soaked fruits. Light finish with some warming alcohol. Bourbon linger. Yep - pretty bourbon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Growler at the Leighton’s Back tasting @42nd Level, CW. Thanks to Leighton. It pours a sweet and boozy with notes of vanilla, rum, caramel. Taste is also very sweet and boozy with more notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, bold and boozy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42, 09/06/2016. A clear nut brown coloured pour with no head. Aroma is big Figgy pudding, dried fruit, apple and plum, boozy wood, bourbon. Flavour is composed of bitter wood, dried fruits, rum and raisin, woody Bourbon, bitter. Figgy pudding. Palate is medium full, sticky, lowish carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis (144) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Growler from the brewery. Big thanks to Leighton for this. Pours murky Brown with no head. Boozy aroma with dried fruits. Taste is boozy fruit cake, molasses and toffee. Really well balanced and drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Growler big thanks to Leighton. It pours dark brown with no head. The aroma is rich, unctuous, vanilla, sweet bourbon, toffee fruit cake, dried fruits, toasted action and a touch of marmite. The taste is smooth, rich, mellow sweetness, plenty of toffee, dried fruits, fruit cake, leather, vanilla, toasted coconut, warming alcohol and malt loaf with a smooth whisky finish. Medium- full body and slick mouth - feel. Rich, smooth and very well rounded. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2016
Not quite my Holy Grail but had been seeking this one out for years. Murky Oak Creek crimson with Mississippi mud at its core, and very little percolation from the bottom of the glass. A little banana, a little oak, a little bourbon, slight vanilla, and loads of caramel. This one is below expectations, although high. Perhaps I need another bottle to validate it’s quality?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrSquash (79) - Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Pours dark red/garnet in color with minimal head and no retention. Good clarity. Aroma is of mild oak and bourbon with a sweet malt backbone. Initial flavor is bourbon and dark fruits (plum, fig, etc). Moderate alcohol warmth. Finishes clean with a nutty/woody aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at the ice cider tasting at James’. Pours a deep brown, no real head. Big bourbon on the nose, vanilla, warm alcohol. Medium-bodied, warm vanilla, toast, cocoa, vanilla. Long bourbon, vanilla, pudding, a bit of wheat.

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