mattmc1973 (477) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3oz sample at the MiBG Summer Beer Fest ’11. Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, brown sugar, dark fruit, wheat, and vanilla. Taste is heavily sweet with light tartness and light bitterness. Very smooth and relatively thin, so easy going down. Delicious!
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MiBG Summer Fest 2011. Labeled as BB Triple Weizenbock. fantastic beer, and best in show at the festival. ruddy brown with no head. aroma of caramelized sugar, bourbon, light vanilla, spice..flavor of brown sugar, spice, alcohol, and sweet bourbon. sweet and dense, yet thin and insanely drinkable. sour finish...great!
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at MBGSF 2011, labeled as Bourbon Barrel Trippelweizenbock. Pours brown with gold highlights and an off-white to very light tan head. Bourbon and sweet cereat/wheat aroma. Flavor again leads with bourbon and wheaty ceereal flavor, with notes of cocoa and dark fruit coming up, strawberry and soy on occasion. Definitely some alcohol in there, too.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
1/2 growler shared by weeheavysd. What a guy to bring that to our tasting. and what a beer. Lots of liquor flavors in there. Bananas, other fruits... dark ones. Flavors were more wood and bourbon. Spice and vanilla. So much good stuff. I didn’t want it to end.
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft: First off I have to give a big thanks to Steve for allowing myself and my buddies to get a pour of this before he actually put it on for their anniversary celebration...amazing generosity from one of my new, favorite brewers. This being the first brew I’ve ever had from The Livery I was geeked to say the least...pour was dark mahogany in color with a small cream head. The oak/bourbon comes on immediately and just murders the nose...dark wheat malts are very apparent as well as some vanilla, dark fruits and a bit of an earthiness tone. This stuff is almost too complex to even describe, thick and luscious mouth feel leads to an attack on the palate. Massive bourbon-y oak flavors with the dark wheat notes again, very apparent...vanilla infused dark fruits and a bit of spice is there as well. Hands down the most amazing brew I’ve ever had. Cheers Steve and thank you so much!
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at MBGSF 08. Pours dark brown almost black with some ruby highlights, tan colored head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel. Flavor is molasses, oak, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, and some weizen like spices. Palate is full bodied, mild carbonation, finished silky smooth with some alcohol warmth! Great!
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the ’08 MBG Summerfest. Deep mahogany pour. Big bourbon, vanilla, and banana-clove character with a touch of nutmeg and spice in the finish. Creamy, oily, full body.
hapjydeuce (910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 Vintage, shared graciously by wetherel at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop. A huge thanks to WeeHeavySD as well, for getting wetherel a handbottle of this. This beer really shines through with the bourbon oak aging. It was lacking any carbonation, I assume due to the handbottle, but a beer of this magnitude doesn’t need any. Deep brown color with amber edges. Awesome nose of vanilla, bourbon loads of oak. The wood is all over the flavor, with notes of licorice, raisin and an earthy wheat nuance underneath. Silky palate with a warm bourbon alcohol finish. Really, really tasty. Thanks to both Johns for hooking this up.
dalekliz (809) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a dark amber-brown with a very small head. Sweet malt aroma, with a lot of bourbon, some dark fruits and molasses. Huge rich sweet bourbon-malt taste, with molasses and dates. A sharp hint of alcohol. Big mouthfeel, lingering sweet bourbon-malt flavors. Different and really amazing.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by WeeHeavySD. Awesome John! Aroma was outstanding. Uber sweet caramelized brown sugar, oak, burnt wood, vanilla. Fantastic brew.