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RATINGS: 144   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
From a handbottle. Very dark, ruddy brown pour with a small trace of a bubbled tan head. There is an amazing amount of mouth watering aroma dimensions going on here. Succulent waves of brown sugar, rummed dipped cigar wrapper, strawberries, caramel, molasses, and sticky chocolate nougat blend together superbly in this thick, bourbony bouqet. Rich, soft, full-bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel with a bit of chewy caramelly bourbon. Tons of sweet, dark fruits flood the palate with amazing complexity. Cherry, strawberry, caramel, chocolate, toffee, vanilla bean, oaky bourbon - of course this is good! For as intense and packed in as all the flavor seems to be, it is frighteningly drinkable. Very nice, and quite well done. What more can I possibly say?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1289) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle at argo0s xmas party--thanks BBB63. Disclaimer--before you start sending me hate mail--I really dont like bourbon. As a colleague of mine once said, once you have vomited bourbon from your nose from overindulgence, you really cant stand the smell of it anymore. That said, pours dark, red edges, small head. Aroma is, well... bourbon (gag!) and trying to get around that smell I sense a lovely sweet malty balance of nutty malt and coconut. Flavor is similar--bourbon (gag!) and a decent wheaty malt balance. Alcohol burn, with aftertaste of bourbon (gag!) and perhaps other dark rum-like flavors. It is very smooth at least. Excellent, for people who dont hate bourbon.

2.7
   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 Im 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.

4.3
   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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (1136) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saeglopur (1117) - 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. Couldnt tell this is a Weizenbock if I didnt know it. On par with bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stouts.

4.2
   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!

4.2
   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 id like. really, sweet dark fruit syrup malt dominates. over at beeradvocate they say this was 16%abv. unbelievable.

4.2
   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!


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