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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Notes from Dark Lord Day ’07. Sample from a 7 month old growler--thanks Mike BBB63. Hazy burnt caramel with a few bubbles for a head--it’s got legs! Aroma of bourbon, oak, cherries, smoke, and a bit of maple. Flavor had lots of ETOH, whiskey, cherries, hints of smoke and tobacco leaves, and a wheaty, spicy alcoholic finish. Lighter body than I’d have thought, considering the strength. Minimal carbonation. You need to enjoy bourbon to like this guy. Notes from GTMW ’06. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, whiskey, wheat (characteristic of a wheat wine), caramel, nuts, and a hint of soy. Clear mahogany with a couple bubbles of beige for the head. Flavor is mostly the same with a moderate bittersweet roasty dry finish. Full body with low carbonation. Very good. I’ll see if I can find my notes from DLD ’07 to compare. 9-4-8-4-16--4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Dark brown pour huge foamy light brown head w/ thick lacing. Slightly sour aroma then sweet wheat times some more sugars. Avg palate. Some sour fruits in the taste then a little classic bock flavors. Raw alcohols in the finish distract a bit from the beer. I typically like the big shots from The Livery, but this one missed my mark.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2006 Total Score: 4.4
cloudy dark brown to marron pour w/ a thin tan head. Huge maple syrup malt aroma hints of bourbon & wheat blended very well into a smooth appetizing aroma. Palate is thick rich & creamy. Flavor is a great full bourbon maple syrup w/ light burnt malts, butters and a hint of wheat husk. Deliscious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2006
Rich brassy is devoid of head, but clings to the glass beautifully. Very clean woody tannins waft up from the glass along with alcohol, plums, bread pudding, aged/cakey malt, and caramel. Light oxidation and pineapple. Oaky tannins sting the palate right away and ignite a drying surge of alcohol. Soft, powdery malts soon cushion the zippy tannins. Toffee lies sandwiched between all the bourbon, although the bourbon never becomes forcefully sweet or husky. Candied peaches and slick plum esters complement the predominantly firm oaky backbone. Slight huskiness develops late, before finishing with rounded peachy acidity, soft and tangy wheat, and a lasting tannic onslaught. Could use a bit more composure in the aroma, but the bourbon is clean instead of corny and husky. In terms of flavor, the alcohol is not easily recognized, but the base beer needs more sturdiness to withstand the bourbon influence. Nicely done. Thanks, BBB63.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at RateBeer Tasting Vienna March 2015 edition. Pours dark red color, nearly no head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, cherries, chocolate. Taste is sweet, red fruits, bourbon, caramel, cherries, alcohol is present, chocolate. Nice sweet cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to beerman6686. Pours a clear dark reddish brown. Aromas of dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is sweet with some boozy heat. Flat, no carb. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2475) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Refrigerated brown bottle 66 out of 470 from clownoisser bottled August 7, 2014 poured into a weizen glass. Black with small dark brown highlights and very little head. Aroma is bourbon, medium/thick body, very little carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is rich bourbon, oak, vanilla, and chocolate. Really glad to get to try this one. No bread, no clove, no banana; not a weizenbock, but pretty good imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Dark brown with a small tan head...smell is rich and sweet with some nuts, vanilla, musty wood, and some dark berries...taste sweet with vanilla, musty fruits, some subtle bitterness of old wood...finish is quick and sweetly alcoholic, but definately doesn’t taste that high...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2445) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2008
22 oz hand bottled bomber from BBB63. Pours a cola black with a nice burgundy tint to it. No head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak and maple syrup. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, oak and maple. Excellent !!! The bourbon definitely enhances this brew.

   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!

   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.

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