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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Pours a dark brown color with a very light head. The nose is bourbon, chocolate and banana. The taste starts with bourbon and a rich maltiness. Chocolate and a light banana flavor emerges, reminiscent of a banana split made with chocolate ice cream. We brewed the base weizenbock again and blended 10% fresh beer in with the barrel aged beer as much of the weizen yeast character had greatly diminished in the barrels.

The warmer this beer gets the better it tastes. We recommend enjoying between 55°F and 60°F.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from bytemysis. Nose is banana, chocolate, vanilla, a light bourbon. Very dark clear brown with a medium, heavy lacing tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet, very fruity, woody vanilla, and a hint of bourbony alcohol warmth. Love it when I find a great barrel aged weizenbock.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4013) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to HeffIam. Poured a solid black medium desnity body under a smaller to average sized off white/super light beige creamy head. Aroma of booze, bourbon, toasted coconut, old banana peels, light chocolate and black toast. Medium to fuller body, stronger carbonation for an aged barreled beer, lingering boozy afer taste. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
In BB vertical 7/10/14. From cloaker-thanks! Dark brown with watery rim. Nose is light spice, light banana, some chocolate. Light chocolate flavor, with some hazelnut, and light spice. Interesting but a bit rudderless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2561) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sample at first sunday. Getting a lot of sweetness and light cocoa. Bit of soy sauce, dark red and purple fruits. Chewy grain and malt. Aroma has a slight roastiness. Nutty caramel flavors. A lot going on here. Nutty flavors followed by some bourbon, wood, and oak. A bit all over the place but everything is subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle from a Texas trade - thanks again, Brian! Pours a deep, clear brownish-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, toast, and spice - warming. The flavor is a dialed-down version of the nose, with a hint of artificial sweetener, as well. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes with some spice and warmth. Pretty good barrel treatment.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Smooth bourbon & cacao, swirls of caramel. Light tannins at the end. Needs more body. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(12oz bottle) clear medium brown, no real head. Nose of light bourbon, scotch, wheat, raisin. Taste is extremely thin in body, light bourbon, caramel, raisin, decent linger but very thin.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle shared by phaleslu. Stamped on the neck of the bottled is "BBWB/BW 07/26/13". Very dark red / brown color. Slightly darker than your typical weizenbock, it seems. Thin ring of off-white head. Cool aroma up front. Baked banana, brown sugar, cookie dough. Some dark fruit in the flavor, little bit of chocolate. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. A little thinner than expected for a 10% weizenbock. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Hides alcohol well. Solid, interesting weizenbock. Cool one to try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1013) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle from Dan at the bottle share. Thanks! Pours a murky dark brown with thick head in a small snifter. Nice aroma of fruit (bananas, prunes, plums), oak barrel, roasted malts, and chocolate. The taste was a nice blend of chocolate, fruits (bananas and dark fruits), roasted malts, and nuts. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Texture was smooth. Finish fruity and chocolaty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Really dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of whiskey and mild weizenbock. Tastes like whiskey and coke with vanilla and chocolate. Medium body.


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