sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
fordest (2017) - 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.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a huge bourbon nose, and I know that because I smelled it in my friend’s glass from four feet away. Of course, after that, I needed to have one myself. And I’m glad I did. What a strange and wonderfully weird experiment. Chocolate and vanilla maltiness, but way submerged under that big ABV and bourbon blanket. I enjoyed the dried fruit/molasses interplay along with the huge alcohol presence under the roasted caramel and toffee. Just one thing...where the hell’s the wheat?
DalzAle (2009) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Dark brown pour, a little lasting carbonation and a nice banana and slightly bourbony nose. Flavor reminds me a lot of Aventinus eisbock with the sweet banana esters and good malty base, plus a very well balanced bourbon throughout the sample. Very good!
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swirly, cirrus clouds surrounded by a thin halo sit atop a mahogany-tinted deep brown body. "Weizen Bock WHAT??" The aroma is so bourbon-soaked I can’t tell exactly what is going on underneath. My notes read "maybe crayons". Tasting finds an "über-sweet liquor bomb of maltiness". The tongue finds a ton of smooth, chocolaty goodness to mingle with the boozy backdrop. Not what I’ve grown accustomed to in the style because, frankly, it’s too abv’d-up. <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/avery-thirteen/5 Thirteen and <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/flying-dog-wild- Dog Weizenbock blow this out of the water at ~half the alcohol.
<font size=-4>Sampled at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eve IV, Nov. 4, 2006</font>
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ GTMW. My God, what a way for a new brewery to introduce itself. Hands down the best of show. Mostly opaque with ruby chestnut accents at the edges when held to light. One of the best bourbon laden aromas yet. Some rye and pumpernickel, caramel, vanilla, roasted elements and cedar. Man, what a quaff. Bourbon begins by taking a modest bow, interceded with chocolate and caramel trait assertions, reminding you of its bock roots. A light biscuit yeast characteristic and banana nodes silently grace across the palate and principally draw out some vanilla, perfectly balanced from its combination from the bourbon barrel and hefe yeast strain. My God this is good. Pervasive chocolate complimented by cedar casings and a forest woodiness gently toy with my emotions, and an undeniably top shelf bourbon remains in the finish. Top notch in every way. Absolutely admirable.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Rerate from a 10 ounce pour at the brewpub. I gave it a point bump on the aroma, flavor, and overall. I really enjoyed this more that I remember from the last time.
6 ounce nip bottle from BBB63. Pour into a snifter. Pours opaque dark brown with a short lived brown head. The aroma is pretty retarded. An array of dried fruit. Some smoke and tobacco. Oak and vanilla. Bourbon and alcohol. The flavor doesn’t seem as complex as I remember the non barrel aged version being. The bourbon really takes over. Still, chocolate cover raisin and salty soy sauce can be found in the flavor. Quit a bit of alcohol on the palate. Good body. Coats the tongue and then you can feel it start to evaporate. Thanks Mike.
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the source. Dark murky brown. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Bourbon mixes in remarkably well. Flavor reminds me more of bourbon county barleywine. Nice and smooth. Thicker than average. Carbonation is low. Really good stuff.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to BBB63 for sharing a handbottle of this. 2006 vintage. Pours a murky dark brown, with not much head at all. Smells of huge caramel and bourbon, some butterscotch, dark malts, and creamy vanilla. Lovely aroma. The flavor is of the same smooth caramel and bourbon characters. Some dark fruits become evident in the finish, along with the butterscotch candy. It is big on bourbon, but alcohol wasnt overly present. Really big on flavor, could sip this one for a while and be happy. Great brew, well worth the hype!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler tasted at Saarlander’s SoCal tasting with saarlander, cquiroga, dirty_martini & kittiesandbeer, JohnC and others. Thanks to JohnC for bring the awesome Livery beers. My favorite of the night, but only by a small margin with so many awesome beers. Small microbubble head. Deep, deep brown color. Thick body. Sweet from molasses and caramel flavors. Wow, so excellent I had 2 small tasters.