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RATINGS: 139   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 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!

4.2
   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 i’d 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!

3.6
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (967) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Handbottle shared by moejuck via BBB63. Dark brown pour with caramel tinges. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and caramel malt. Flavors of toasted caramel malt, coconut, bourbon, slight vinous fruits, and vanilla. Thick body, boozey with a malty/boozey finish. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
KSBF ’06 after party.... Hand filled bottle. Appears a dark, hazy dark brown with caramel & auburn tones around the edges of the glass. Smell is oaky, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, bready, cocoa, rummy, confectioners candy...superbly complex and addictive. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a mild boozy burn of sugary bourbon that makes for an interesting but enticing mixture. Mouthfeel is sweet, sugary, medium bodied, syrupy, with a mild astringency and bourbon burn. Carbonation is faint if any at all. This is a well done brew. I would’ve like to have tried the regular Wheat Trippelbock as a comparison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Cask at The Livery, and served in a snifter. This beer poured a very dark brown color with a thin light tan head that left little to no lace. The aroma was made up of strong bourbon and wood notes, vanilla, sweet roasted malts, and also some wheat. The flavor was also dominated by the bourbon. Other flavors showing through the bourbon included vanilla, alcohol, and some sweet roasted malt notes. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with almost no carbonation to speak of. All that I can say is "WOW". This was definately not a typical weizen bock, but it was excellent, no matter how it was classified.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
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!


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