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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2421) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2011
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!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arkurzynski (2220) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
GTMW. Big barrel aroma, dark fruit, mild roasted malt, spiciness. Sweet wheat malt flavor gives way to complex roasted/toasted malt, spice, biscuit, bourbon, light resiny hops, and a tangy tartness. Finishes, somewhat dry with trailing toasted malt. Big and lingering on the palate. Had to be my favorite of the fest. Would have gone back for more if there wasn’t some many other beers to try!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2011
(Sample from growler). Pours a cloudy caramel/garnet color with no head or carbonation. Aroma has bourbon, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is tart, with some berries, grassy notes and wood. Thin bodied with an oily texture and dry, fruity wine. Really unexpected, but really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2147) - New York, New York, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 FoBAB 2006: Brownish black in color with a ring of a head, not too appealing. Bourbon overpowers everything in this beer, starting with the nose where all i can smell from the glass is that bourbon. Medium bodied but once again too much bourbon in the palate, sweet bourbon and chocolate flavors that are trying to kill my palate for the rest of the day. Finishes sweet with alcohol trickling down my warm throat. Whew, if I were Livery I wouldn’t tap one of these for another five years. 6/3/6/4/14 = 3.3

Thanks to pantanap for sharing this growler. I’m glad to have another chance to rate this. The last version I had, had a much higher alcohol content. (probably the 16% one) this one seems much more mellow. The bourbon is mixed in well with the malts. Bready toasted notes in balance with caramels, dark fruit, toffee, bourbon, vanilla. It is hot, but not over the top. Creamy and tasty. Thanks again Kan! 8/3/8/4/16

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2067) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle shared by Cuso at RB Vienna March Tasting. Vintage 2014. Bottle 61/470. almost black color, almost no head. very dark dried fruity smell, very liqueurish, malty sweetness, some wooden, barrel notes, very nice smell. very full body, quite alcoholic, very nice strong malty taste, wooden notes, liqueurish. good alcoholic / malty / subtle sweet finish. quite good. quite strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Hand bottle shared by moejuck via BBB63: Pours a deep mahogany, with a tiny filmy white head. Aroma, wheat, roasted notes, woody, some vanilla, thick sweetness in the nose. Flavor, some wheat, caramel, and molasses, lead to some roated notes and sweet fruity tones. Lots of oaky, bourbon, vanilla can be found, very smooth and thick. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (2039) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Growler shared by BVery. Pours motor oil black, slick as hell. Aroma is heaven hills. Spirits are subtle at first, warming booziness feel. Chocolatey and carmel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - 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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