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The Livery Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheat Trippelbock

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5860) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8283) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingmanWillis (122) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (11759) - 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.

3.6
   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?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrSquash (68) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9526) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16229) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle, nay the inaugural bottle of a weeks fart dungeon sharing, thanks to Peter the Tornado, SF fart dungeon 28/01/6. Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, dark malt, fruit cake, toffee. Taste comprises light banana chews, toffee, dark malts, subtle barrel notes, wooded tones, brown bread. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a boosty tickle. Ok for style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2016 500 ml bottle purchased off b3shine - thanks, Beau! 2015 vintage, bottle 71/197. I’ve had this on my Wants list since about 2009. So fucken excited to try it, and opened it on the Thursday night my roommates and I got into SF before RBWG 2016 and the first awards shindig. Pours a hazy cocoa brown with a small beige head that turned into a ring. The aroma is good - vanilla, chocolate, oak, brown sugar, bourbon, dark and dried fruits, toasted wheat. But then the flavor comes around and shows obvious infection. It has the elements of the aroma muddled together with sour fruits and a bit of soy. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a tangy, fruity, sweet mouthfeel. It’s not a bad beer entirely, but it’s not what it’s supposed to be, clearly. Drinks like a dark sour. But man, I’m so bummed. I’ve wanted this one forever. I need another that isn’t infected. RERATE: Prowler from Clownoisseur - thanks again! Pours a hazy chestnut with a tiny khaki ring for a head. Notes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, leaves, toasted wheat, dates, and just a little bit of boozy heat. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, dry, sweet, lightly warming mouthfeel. Very nice. This is what I had in mind.


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