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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Bottle thanks to BBB63. Thanks Mike! I guess I’m going to be against the grain on this one...The aroma is some light bourbon barrel and alcohol--and not much else. Pretty weak aroma overall. Oily black body with no head. The palate is medium with very little carbonation. Warm caramel malts in the first sip with lots of bourbon flavor and alcohol presence. Nothing else sticks out to me at all. Too much bourbon for my liking, and too one dimensional as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Thanks to Mike “BBB63” for hulling this brew all the way South.
Whisky and oak take this beer all the way home. There was little conception to me as to what the base beers style was, as the cask aging much devoured any style characteristics. That said, this beer held absolutely remarkably, regardless of a base. Vanilla, vinous notes of oak aging, hints of toffee, raisons, dates, figs and brown sugar still shine. The palate was supple and velvety. Beer finishes in tradition of a well aged whisky barrel; and I know that No angels share was lost here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Tap @ Great taste of the Midwest- My favorite beer of the fest for me. Pours a dark mahogany brown color, small cola colored head. Aroma is musty, lots of wood, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch. Woody but not overpowering, the alcohol is almost undetectable. WOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2006 sampled at barrel-aged brewfest. almost black. awesome. bourbon, not much else in aroma. super malty flavor. plenty of oak character. tiny bit less viscous than i’d like. really, sweet dark fruit syrup malt dominates. over at beeradvocate they say this was 16%abv. unbelievable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Dark dark brown with a lack of head. The stillness is complete. Big bourbon nose. Mostly vanilla and alcohol. The oaky subtle maltiness gives off a little bit of those banana end wheat esters, but not much. Low low carbonation profile, though that fits the alcohol level. Not watery, though far from syrupy thick. Big bourbon flavor. Vanilla sweetness. A little buttery, mostly whiskey vanilla w some slight roast and wheaty esters. A bit of diacetyl, but this is fitting of the beer, filling out the profile and cutting the alcohol. Long fruit to bourbony oak finish. This is a good use of the bourbon barrels, and not that this is a bad thing, but the bourbon barrel character is huge here. The odd part is that its dominance fits so well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (1001) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. RB Meeting Vienna March Edition. Thanks to Cuso. Reddish brown body with nearly no head. Aroma is malts with bourbon and some alcohol. Taste is caramel with dried fruits and wood. Aftertaste is malty and fruity. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle via Dean. Pours dark, no head. Looks like cold brew. Nose very rich candi sugar, Bourbon, vanilla. Body thin, but very hot, finish slightly sour, acidic coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (980) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (972) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saeglopur (958) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
650 ml bottle, 2014 version, shared by Cuso at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Beautiful dark red body, with no head.
Big aroma of bourbon, oak, sweet malts, some dark fruits, alcohol.
Amazing taste with loads of bourbon, oak, dark fruits, chocolate, coconut, toffee, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a low carbonation.
Finishes boozy, astringent, with bourbon, sweet malts and sour fruits.

Amazing sipper! Wonderful, smooth bourbon taste. Heavy, boozy, complex and overall just very comfortable. Couldn’t tell this is a Weizenbock if I didn’t know it. On par with bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stouts.

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