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The Livery Bourbon Cask Aged Wheat Trippelbock

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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) 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, glad to have finally found this! Dark brownish black pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, coffee, dark cocoa powder, hints of earth, some earth. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, cocoa powder, roast, hints of vanilla, bourbon, oak, nice spicy notes, hints of molasses, sweet brownie batter, finishing sweet, slightly balanced by the spice. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of Bourbon dark fruit, yeast and caramel. Flavor similar, very good blend of barrel aging, complex malt, and yeast character

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to dan. Poured light dark black min head. Aroma sweet light bourbon char burn. Light carb med bod. Taste similar to aroma. Decent

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1787) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Pours a clear dark reddish brown. Aromas of dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is sweet with some boozy heat. Flat, no carb. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (811) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a dark brown no carbonation . Sweet bourbon and wheat flavor . Flat ... Not sure what happened with this bottle . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Draft at the livery. Cloudy brown and garnet with a clear, minimal head. Plum, toffee, booze and vanilla. Dark, dried fruits. Light for its ABV. Amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5844) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft to snifter. Looks good; a mostly opaque very dark brown with foamy beige head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; LOADS of oak, vanilla, and bourbon with a big but well-balanced malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a smooth mouthfeel, especially for the abv. This is great stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (267) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at The Livery during their 9th Anniversary Party. Appearance is of a rich mahogany with copper hues. A bit hazy with a minimal amber tinged head. Very oily in the glass. The aromas are bold, but not over bearing. Light vanilla, toffee and caramel blend into ripe plum, raisin and fig. Light bourbon and oak follow. The taste is very rich and complex. Hints of oak into sweet vanilla/toffee/fig before some notes ripened dark fruit come into play along with light anise and ginger. The full mouth feel lets the flavors resonate on the palate for a while. A rich grain bill holds this all together nicely before the bourbon barrel character provides a warming finish. Great balance and barrel touch on this vintage.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at the source. Dark murky brown. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Bourbon mixes in remarkably well. Flavor reminds me more of bourbon county barleywine. Nice and smooth. Thicker than average. Carbonation is low. Really good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2014 release in Jim Beam barrels on tap at pub. Pour is black with a small tan head that fades quickly into a ring. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla bean, caramel malt, and fruit vines. Flavor is similar with the sweetness shining through even more - bourbon, char, oak chips, burnt sugar, vanilla, figs. A little too sweet, I think it needs to age further.


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