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The Livery Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheat Trippelbock



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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle, sent to me by b3shine (thanks a lot Beau!), #8 of 197, I believe this is the 2015 vintage. Deep tawny amber with a creamy golden head. Rich flavours of toffee and vanilla, hints of plums and candied oranges, vague spices and fruit acids in the finish. Silky and full bodied, with a warming finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep amber with a gold hue and a yellowish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet wheat, caramel and bourbon with a slight toffee underlying. Flavor is a bit darker but still full of sweet grains, bourbon and caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Tap at the 2015 MBG Detroit Fest. Had this a few other times before but never rated it for some reason. Aroma is always incredible. Brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, banana, clove, fruit cake, chocolate, vanilla, and light maple. Tastes awesome too. Dark fruit, banana, and bourbon are the biggest flavors. Spicy finish. Moderately sweet. Full body. Love this stuff. Different batches of this are definitely inconsistent and not as good sometimes. But when it’s done right, it’s incredible.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
(Bottle) Pours hours dark brown to black with no head. The aroma holds bourbon up front with undertones of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, some chocolate and light banana. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with bourbon, dark fruits and a perfect malt bill. Touch of esters. The mouthfeel is oily, rich in tannins and soft with a light to flat carbonation. Near full bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
2014 vintage Bottle. Pours deep brown reddish black, no head. Aroma is amazing, raisins figs dark fruits cadi sugar molasses. Flavor is unfortunately flat due no carbonation a bit acidy tannins dry yet a bit sweet velvety smooth mouthfeel nice bitterness and longlived tasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Tap. Thick and very deep mahogany brown with minimal head. Medium bourbon and weizenbock sweetness. Banana and dark fruit. Plenty of alcohol warmth. Complex and wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear reddish copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, booze and dark fruit. Malty flavor with nuttiness and bourbon before a dark cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle:   Surprisingly dark, nearly black, pours still, virtually no head.   Bourbon Weizenbock?   Looks like a 10 year old Imperial Stout.   Faint pruny nose, slight alcohol.   Similar on the tongue.   Not much like the banana/bubblegum you think of, this one is all about the prune.   Very raisiny.   Reminds me of a very old Rogue Old Crustacean, which is weird because that is a Barleywine.   Still,no carbonation.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Raisiny finish, prune, some whole wheat breadiness too.   No real Bourbon, not much of a Weizenbock, but enjoyable in that it seems like an old Barleywine.   Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12961) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Capped 750 shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is sort of pumpernickle. Med + body. Flavor is pumpernickle, there’s some whiskey, With time bourbon becomes noticeable. It’s quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle from The Livery. Pours dark brown with almost no head and treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a rich treacle and wheat flavor with plenty of bourbon. This is a great sipper.

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